How to Cook Vietnamese Fried Spring Roll (Cha Gio)

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How to Cook Vietnamese Fried Spring Roll (Cha Gio) Recipe
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Boil the thin rice noodles and cut with scissors into smaller pieces. Drain and set aside to cool.

Boil the thin rice noodles and cut with scissors into smaller pieces. Drain and set aside to cool.

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Rehydrate the shiitake mushrooms for 15 minutes, remove from water and let cool

Rehydrate the shiitake mushrooms for 15 minutes, remove from water and let cool

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3
Shred the onion and carrot, finely chop up the shiitake and shrimp, and press the garlic in a garlic press or mince.

Shred the onion and carrot, finely chop up the shiitake and shrimp, and press the garlic in a garlic press or mince.

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Put all the vegetables, shrimp, ground pork, and 2 eggs together in a bowl.

5
Add in all your sauces

Add in all your sauces

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Mix everything together thoroughly (make sure all ingredients are cold before mixing)

Mix everything together thoroughly (make sure all ingredients are cold before mixing)

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Open up your wrappers, I like this brand. I bought them at an Asian grocery store. Make sure you get paper thin wrappers or else the inner layers will not cook all the way through.

Open up your wrappers, I like this brand. I bought them at an Asian grocery store. Make sure you get paper thin wrappers or else the inner layers will not cook all the way through.

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Add a spoonful of the meat mixture to one end of the wrapper and fold in the sides as pictured. Then roll it all the way over to the empty side of the wrapper very tightly.

Add a spoonful of the meat mixture to one end of the wrapper and fold in the sides as pictured. Then roll it all the way over to the empty side of the wrapper very tightly.

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At the end of wrapping a roll, you can dab a bit of egg before you close the roll or you can place them folded side down in the hot oil to prevent them from opening up.

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Place the rolls in the medium heated oil. You don't want it too hot or else they will burn and not be as crispy inside. Drain on paper towels.

Place the rolls in the medium heated oil. You don't want it too hot or else they will burn and not be as crispy inside. Drain on paper towels.

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Ta da!! :-) enjoy with some of your favorite dipping sauces.  Starting from top left: a peanut miso type sauce, spicy chili garlic sauce, a plum soy sauce, and a sweet chilli sauce.

Ta da!! :-) enjoy with some of your favorite dipping sauces. Starting from top left: a peanut miso type sauce, spicy chili garlic sauce, a plum soy sauce, and a sweet chilli sauce.

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