Spring Rolls

Preparation info

  • Makes 12 spring rolls, to serve

    4 to 6

    as an appetizer.
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Chinese Technique

By Ken Hom

Published 1981

  • About

Spring rolls are not simply refined egg rolls. Egg rolls are made from an egg-based pasta and are rolled out; spring rolls are made with water and are prepared in a pan. A good filling for spring rolls (as well as egg rolls) should provide a balance of textures, with dense meats offset by light, crisp vegetables such as bean sprouts, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, or zucchini. Here we use ham, snow peas, chicken, and bean sprouts. Do not overload the wrapper. It’s better to have too little