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We love egg rolls. There, we admitted it! We love how it’s the perfect Chinese food that you can eat and take anywhere. How it’s an all complete, all encompassing, meal in a wrapper. How an egg roll is the perfect midnight snack. You can eat it either straight from the refrigerator, or chuck it in the microwave for a few seconds, and vavoom! your middle of the night cravings sated! Like magic!
But, what makes a good egg roll?
Is it the shell / wrapper? Some like it extra crispy; Others like it soft and easy to bite.
Is it the contents? There’s a plethora of ingredients that can be stuffed inside that magic shell, such as pork, shrimp, or other protein, ginger, garlic cloves, lettuce, cabbage, carrots, onions, eggs, the list can go on and on, only limited by your imagination.
Is it temperature? Fresh out of the glassine bag with your take out? Straight out of the refrigerator for the aforementioned midnight snack (it’s great any time of day for that matter)? Re-heated? What’s your temperature of choice?
Now it is your turn to tell us YOUR one factor that makes for a great egg roll:
If it is not one of those factors, what else is it? Please sound off in the comments below.
Want to roll your own egg rolls? Check out our recipe for Chinese egg rolls.
Want to start a new Easter tradition? Try out our new slogan (coming soon to a bumper sticker on the back of your car), “Save an Egg; Roll an Egg Roll”. Perhaps that needs some tweaking. Please let me know if you come up with a better slogan. This will go viral without a shadow of a doubt. Chinese restaurants will buy in. I bet they will make multi-colored egg rolls for the holiday. If your slogan is chosen, we’ll either cut you in on a piece of the egg roll, err, I mean pie, of you can take a lump sum up front. Fair warning though… you’ll know you’ll be hungry for more in a hour!
Humbly submitted for your consumption,
—Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)