Saturday, August 22, 2009

COOKING 101

Have any of you ever heard of the Filipino egg roll called "lumpia?"

It's probably one of the more popular appetizers of the Filipino cuisine! It's basically an egg roll filled with either ground pork, beef, or just vegetables. There are other ingredients in there, but it's so simple, you can make extra to store in the freezer for future use (uncooked of course). I don't know how many times someone has asked if I could make lumpia! I don't know why I don't make it more often because it really is a meal in itself! Honestly, I don't even remember the last time I made it!

Awhile ago, I planned for my friend Carmen to come over so we could make lumpia her way, or I should say, the more "authentic way"!! After Sunday night service, we were talking in the cafe, and on a whim, we decided that Monday would be great for her to come over! My other girlfriend overheard our conversation and decided she wanted to come over too! Of course, it turned into something bigger! What was originally going to be just Carmen and I, turned into three of us girls, two husbands, and and twelve kids! It worked out perfect because all the kids and my friends husband went with my husband to the soccer practices, and us girls had wonderful girl time!

So, in case none of you have ever heard or seen lumpia, here ya go!!!

My friend Carmen doing her thing! Getting everything together.
We used ground pork & ground beef. I believe this was the beef! The ingredients are so simple. One whole onion, 4 cloves garlic, grated carrot, salt & pepper! You can adjust the ingredients to your liking.
My friend Erica rolling the meat (uncooked) mixture in the spring rolls!
Lorena doing the same thing! The beaten egg in the bowl is used as a sealant.How they look like after they are rolledIn the hot oil they go! Yummy! My friend made a homemade sauce for them. It was so good!
And there ya go! I plan on making more for my family this weekend. They're so delicious, and so yummy with hot, steaming rice!

40 comments:

Collette@Jesuslovesmums said...

Thy sound and look delicious!!! I may well try to make these sometime.
Love Collette xxx

Krisha said...

OMG my friend Jennifer loves that! She keeps telling me that we're going to fly to Cali to eat some!

Denise said...

Looks yummy.

Beth in NC said...

Yum!!!!!!!!! I wish I could reach through the screen and eat one. lol I LOVE LOVE LOVE egg rolls and I can't remember the last time I ate one (ya know -- trying to be a good girl and eat healthy). But yum!

Stephanie said...

wow..I have never heard of those before.

Me personally I'm not a fan of egg rolls..my husband loves them though.

Veronica Lee said...

Yummy!! It looks like our Malaysian fried popiah!

Dani Joy said...

ooooo!!! I am sooo craving these!
Can you buy the spring rolls already made? That would be my prob. not being able to find those. I think. I will have to do some hunting.

Thanks for posting the how toos. I will be asking questions if I can´t get it though.

From one Flip home to yours

Debra said...

Alicia,

You didn't mention the time....what time should we be there this weekend? lol

Those look awesome my friend...my son would scarf those down like no tomorrow...especially with sticky rice!

Good show, my friend!

Pilar said...

oooo, wow!!!! my mounth is watering.... I wan´t some. Those look soooo good!!!!

He & Me + 3 said...

that does look easy and so yummy. Thanks for that recipe.

Mo said...

somehow the bagel im eating taste more blan after thinking/drooling over egg rolls!

christinnjon said...

Wow! Those look delicious Alicia!!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

Karen said...

My mom used to make lumpia when we were little. It's been years since I've had it but I absolutely love it! Your post now has me craving it!

Denise said...

Yum!!! I don't think I've ever had any Filipino food. I need to try those!!!

chili pepper said...

I love Lompia. I haven't made them in quite some time, though. It is hard to find the wrappers around here. I usually have to get them in DC or Baltimore and since I stopped working there (like 14 years ago) I don't get there but once or twice a year. We used to spend a few hours making a boat load of them and freeze them in zip lock bags. then I would take out a few and fry them when we wanted a snack. The only problem is, I was not patient about waiting for them to cool and used to burn my mouth every time!

Kat

blueviolet said...

I love how your friends all came over and you kinda made it a party! :)

They look yummy!

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Robyn said...

Sounds like a great time and looks so yummy!

Stacy said...

Sounds very yummy!!!

Jennifer said...

Aawww yeeeeaaaahhhhh!!! I love to eat mine with vinegar and crushed garlic! Mmmm! What's next? Pancit? ;-)

Linda said...

OK, sounds good, but I take it that you buy the wrappers. What kind of sauce do you make for them??

Asia said...

You have a nice blog. and the food looks really good

Susie said...

I learned something here today! Thanks for the lesson and the great recipe!

Sarah said...

man - that looks yum.

Kimberly said...

Ooh, those look yummy! I wonder if you could tweak the recipe using chicken instead, and then somehow bake them? (I'm on a diet here.) :-)

jen@odbt said...

It's 9:30pm and now I want lumpia. YUMMMM!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

I have never had those before, but they look delicious!

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

Ah... I Miss my mom...she used to make lumpia every week...Lumpia and puto are my 13yo's favorite!
My Dad's adobo's my kids' favorite as well as my Mom's leche flan and egg pie..

Bailey Baretto said...

cooking is always a bonding experience for me and my mom.. these are the dishes we also make as well.

:)

Theta Mom said...

They look sooooooooo good and she looks like a great cook! I wish I had that talent! LOL

Laurencita said...

Yes! lumpia is yummy. how about the fresh lumpia?

♥RocĂ­o♥ said...

so Yummy!!!

Ladynred said...

I would be surprised if no one heard about it. It's very popular for us
Filipinos and it's always present on parties. Looks yummy!
http://cookandbaking.com/?p=305

Helene said...

I've heard of them but would you believe I've never tried it?? It looks SO good! Are the wrappers similar to egg roll wrappers? Did you buy them or handmake those?

mother goose said...

ok, i am going to try these! so the meat is done cooking when the spring roll is golden brown? YUM YUM double YUM!
If it is a hit it will make my recipe blog with all the glory bells and whistles to you! If it is a bomber you get all the accolades as well.LOL, I'm nice like that!

louann said...

oh yummy! lumpia is always an all time favorite of mine.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Those look so good! We don't fry much at our house...but those would be worth getting the oil out for!

Laura said...

Oh my goodness, I love eating lumpia!!! I need to find a store that carries lumpia wrapper! Every where around here only has wanton wrappers, and to me those aren't good!

The Farmer Files said...

Love me some lumpia! It has got to be the tamales of Filipino families! I LOVE when our Filipino friends say...oooh we made lumpia and we wanted to SHARE some with YOU!!! Hooray!!!!!! Our whole family loves lumpia, and generous Filipino friends!

Chris said...

yummy! that's one of our faves here...