Crispy Fried Cabbage Rolls: Perfect for Parties!

 In our part of the country, stuffed cabbage rolls are a big deal. We also have this tasty baked dish that consists of fresh bread wrapped around a stuffing of seasoned beef and cabbage. While nothing beats this recipe, baking bread is such a pain. That's why I was happy to try out a version of this recipe with Twin Dragon Egg Roll Wrappers! It's also easy to eat and perfect for your game time family moments.

To make this fantastic recipe, you'll need:

  • 1-pound ground beef (the leaner, the better)
  • 2 cups shredded green cabbage (finely shredded)
  • 1/2 white onion (finely diced)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sauerkraut with juice (from a can or jar is fine)
  • 6 Twin Dragon Egg Roll Wrappers
  • Ketchup, for dipping
Start by making the filling. Simply brown the ground beef, cabbage, and onions together until the meat is fully cooked. Add the seasoning, sauerkraut, and Worcestershire. Taste to ensure it is salty enough for your liking. (Note: These can have incredible flavor with more salt, but not everyone appreciates as much sodium. I like mine a bit more peppery, as well, so I double the pepper for my husband and me.)

Drain as much juice from the meat mixture as possible, then set aside to cool.

Wrap your fried cabbage rolls by first putting two big spoonfuls of filling about a third of the way from the bottom of the wrapper. Leave a little room on both sides. Tuck in the sides, then start rolling up, tightening the wrap around the filling as you go. Leave a little strip at the top, use your finger to dampen this with a little water, then finish wrapping. Make up all the rolls and set aside while you heat your oil. 

Heat your deep fryer or a small saucepan with 2-inches frying oil until the oil reaches 375 degrees. You can test the oil by tearing off a little wrapper and seeing that it floats and browns up immediately. (Remember, your filling is pre-cooked, so the quicker you can fry your rolls the better. If they take too long, they will hold oil, and that's no fun to eat, at all!)

Fry for just long enough to brown, turning the egg rolls if needed, to make them evenly cooked.
Remove from the oil and let drain on paper towels. Wait 2-3 minutes to cool, then serve with your choice of sauce. We love ketchup!

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