I love making finger foods. They are fun to eat and give you the opportunity to try a variety of flavours. They are perfect for parties and sometimes I just make up a variety of fun finger food for dinner. You’re sure to find something to please everyone that way. These cheeseburger spring rolls are really easy to make and if you enjoy a good burger you will love them! I know that if you haven’t worked with rice paper before it can be a bit intimidating but the truth is they are fairly simple to use and way more forgiving than some other food “papers” like phyllo.
Cheeseburger Spring Rolls
Makes 6-8 spring rolls depending on how much filling you use in each one
- 6-8 Blue Dragon Spring Roll Wrappers
- 1 pound of lean ground beef
- 2 tablespoons of diced onion
- a pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 cup of grated cheddar cheese
- oil for frying
Place the ground beef and diced onion in a large fry pan. Cook over medium heat until cooked completely. Add the salt and pepper. Remove from heat and set aside.
Fill a large wide bowl half full of very warm water. *Hint – to make your spring rolls fry up a nice golden brown add 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar to the water.
Open the package of spring roll wrappers.
Working with one wrappers at a time, gently immerse the wrapper in the water and soak for 10-15 second until it is pliable but don’t completely soft.
Remove from the water and place on a smooth working surface. Let rest for at least 20 seconds. The wrapper will become completely flexible and ready to roll.
Place about 2 tablespoons of the cooked ground beef lengthwise on one end of the wrapper, leaving about 1 inch at the bottom. Top with some grated cheese.
Now it’s time to roll your spring roll. If you’ve never rolled spring rolls before here’s a little graphic to help!
Be sure to roll them tightly and rub a little water with your finger on the end to make sure it seals tightly.
Place your rolls in a deep fryer or large pot with vegetable oil heated to 350 degrees. Cook them in small batches – 3 or 4 at a time depending on the size of your fryer or pot. Turn them often while cooking. Cook until they are a nice golden colour – about 2 minutes.
Serve whole or cut in half or smaller as an appetizer.
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