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Traditional Filipino Lumpia

Updated: Nov 6, 2023

Filipino Lumpia Traditional Spring Rolls


Served as a delicious appetizer or side dish this pork or vegetarian dish is addictive and you will find yourself enjoying one after another! Be careful!

Filipino Lumpia
Plate of Filipino Lumpia

Filipino Lumpia are fried spring rolls served as an appetizer in the Philippines. The rolls are fried in a lumpia wrapper and stuffed with savory mixture of Pork and veggies. Served best with sweet chili dipping sauce! Total time is 30 minutes prep and 25 minutes cooking time.


 

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

  • 1 lb Ground Pork

  • 1/2 cup chopped white onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots, fine

  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions

  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green cabbage

  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro (optional)

  • 1 tsp fine kosher salt

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp black pepper

  • 1 tsp soy sauce

  • 30 Wei Chuan Spring Roll lumpia wrappers

  • Vegetable oil for frying


Step 1: Let’s Get Started


Heat the tbsp of vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add ground pork and cook through until crumbling and no visible pink, approximately 7 minutes. Remove pork from skillet and set aside. Drain most of the grease leaving a small amount to cook vegetables.


Step 2: Sautee the veggies

Add the white onion and minced garlic, stirring until fragrant. Stir in carrots, scallions, cabbage, and cilantro (optional) for 1 minute. Add pork and season with pepper, salt, garlic powder, and soy sauce. Stir and cook for 1 minute until flavors mix. Remove from heat and allow to cool.


Step 3: Prepare the lumpia wrappers

Unroll and lay lumpia wrapper flat. Place heaping tablespoons of filling across one end of wrapper, leaving 1 inch space at top and both ends. Fold the short end over the filling, tuck both ends over the filling and roll tightly. With 1 inch remaining, moisten the end of wrapper to seal the edge. Set aside on plate. Repeat until all rolls are wrapped.


Step 4: Heat the oil

Heat 1/2 inch vegetable oil in frying pan over medium heat.


Step 5: Fry the rolls

Place 4 lumpia into the hot oil being careful to place with the seam facing down. Fry approximately 1 to 2 minutes, turning occasionally until all sides are brown.


Step 6: Let rolls drain and crisp up

Place on paper towel to cool and keep crispness. Repeat to fry all remaining lumpia and serve immediately with Chili Sweet Sauce!

 

Enjoy!

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