Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Hello Darling Bees!

Here is a recipe for lumpia (also known as eggroll or spring roll depending on the country).  These are SOOO easy to make!  Bagged coleslaw mix makes for an instant veggie base for this dish.  I will often just boil a pot of rice to have with these, and that is supper :).

Please check my blog for more information regarding TASTE TESTING of baked vs fried and best reheat method :)

Lumpia (eggroll, spring roll).


2 boxes frozen lumpia wrappers, thawed*
2 bags coleslaw mix

1 package ground pork
1 cup soy sauce

3 Tbls Worcestershire
1 Tbls powdered ginger
5 Tbls dried minced onion

Liberal quantities of pepper to taste.

2-3 Tbls Port (optional.  Gives barest hint of sweetness, which compliments the rest of the ingredients.  You can try other things like orange juice, apple juice, etc)

 Brown pork on medium heat until cooked through, breaking the pork into small pieces as it cooks (about pea sized).   Drain and set aside.

In a LARGE mixing bowl, empty both bags of coleslaw mix.  Set aside.

Mix remaining ingredients in measuring cup.  It seems like a lot of soy sauce, but a)some of it drains and b)this makes at least 56 lumpia.

Put pork in cabbage mix, and pour sauce over all of it.  Mix thoroughly.  You can taste to see if there are enough seasonings in there for your tastes.

Lay lumpia wrapper out on flat surface.  Place one large spoonful of mixture at one end of lumpia wrapper and roll like a burrito (roll a little, tuck sides in, then finish rolling).

--If you are going to fry these, then place in about ¾ inch hot oil (approx. 375 degrees).  Fry until golden brown then flip.  Fry on that side til golden brown, then remove from oil and drain on paper towels.

--If you are going to bake these, spray baking sheet  with oil (we still need the oil to crunch up the crust, or it gets tough and chewy :) .  Brush both sides LIBERALLY with oil (or spray with REAL oil, not Pam.  I tried both ways:  brushing oil with a basting brush and spraying from an olive oil pump that you can find next to the Pam in the store.  Both worked fine. ).  Lay lumpia seam side down on baking sheet and bake at 375 for 15-25 minutes until golden brown.

*PLEASE do yourself a favor and get the lumpia wrappers that are in between paper sheets.  :)  Trust me, it will save you a lot of time and make this go SO smoothly!

These freeze wonderfully!  When cool, simply place in a ziplock bag.  Avoid rough handling until they are thoroughly frozen.  Reheat by baking at 375 until cooked through.


  1. This sounds amazing! I'm definitely going to try this!

  2. Cole slaw mix. That's brilliant!

    Thanks for the baking instructions. I don't fry things at home. I figure we get enough of that when we go out to eat.