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Happiness is a Warm Egg Roll

Egg RollA meal in the palm of your hand! What could be more convenient?  You can carry it anywhere you go.  It won’t leak like a taco, it won’t drip like an enchilada.  It’s THE perfect food.  It is, of course, an Egg Roll!

And it doesn’t have to even be eaten hot.  I think nothing more than a midnight snack, straight out of the refrigerator, of an egg roll that I couldn’t finish with my take out Chinese food combination platter.

You don’t need to worry about a plate.  It’s convenient and saves time.  You don’t have to heat it up as noted above, and there’s nothing to clean up after you’re done!

What could be more perfect that an egg roll?  TWO!  No really, one is enough.  It’s just the right size.  A perfect snack.  You can grab it on your way out the door and eat it in your car.  You can eat it as you walk.  You can even eat is as you talk (though not with your mouth full PLEASE!).

What is in an Egg Roll?

In American Chinese cuisine, an egg roll is a savory dish typically served as an appetizer similar in concept to what is commonly known as Spring roll in Asia but made with flour dough wrap instead and deep fried or baked resulting in a crispy product.  Do you know what that magical ingredients that are contained in egg rolls?  I’m glad you asked.  Inside an egg roll you will typically find:

  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Bean Sprouts
  • Pork

What, no egg?

There’s also spring rolls.  A more authentic Chinese type of “roll”.  But, I find those too crunchy to munch on without a plate or at the very least, a napkin to catch the falling schmutz.  So, for Mee, it’s an egg roll to take on the run, when I want to have some fun.  And a warm one, or a cold one, just makes me happy!

By the way, in Montreal, Canada, open-ended egg rolls are a Jewish-Chinese fusion dish. They can be either kosher certified or merely kosher style.  Who knew?  Now, we know!

Humbly submitted for your consumption,

Mee Magnum  (“Chop!  Chop!”)

 

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