My personal Fearless Friday is going to be was late. I wanted to be sure the post was ready, so I posted it early. I will be preparing the spring rolls today, so the recipe and pictures were late. I apologize for that
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In an endeavor to encourage my stepdaughter’s cooking enthusiasm I let her pick this week’s recipe. She said she wanted spring rolls, so I sent her to All Recipes.com and told her to look for a recipe with a lot of reviews and around 4 stars. For new techniques this is a good place to start.
My failure was in failing to supervise this process and the fact that we have two very different ideas of what constitutes a spring roll. I admit to not being very familiar with Asian techniques, so the ingredient list, as handed to me, did not set off any internal culinary alarms.
I envisioned lightly fried spring rolls, with lots of vegetables and dipping sauce. The recipe that I should have checked, was for “fresh” spring rolls in which the noodle wrappers were dipped in boiling water for 1 second.
Some people may enjoy this style of spring rolls, but I’m not comfortable sharing the recipe. The result was edible, but funky in a rawish dough sort of way.
The filling was fine, excellent even It was my own fault for not giving the recipe a good once over earlier in the week (you know, before I purchased the ingredients for the dipping sauces).
The remaining ingredients have been tossed together and are chilling in the fridge to await their consumption as a cold salad.
Perfection? You’re not going to find it on here on Fearless Fridays. You’ll find a willingness to experiment, some successes and the occasional flop. And don’t worry, I took the blame, as it was my fault for not double checking the recipe.