We used to live in Guam and got to go to lots of fiestas. Every fiesta had lumpia. Amazing stuff. They take a little while to wrap, so it’s nice to have help and make a bit of an assembly line. Also, you can make them with a variety of vegetables and meats. This is just one version. Bean sprouts work really well, but I didn’t have any this last time.
- 1/2 cup carrots
- 1/2 cup green cabbage
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 pound ground meat (buffalo, pork, hamburger, chicken, shrimp, etc, or mix and match)
- 2 cloves garlic pasted with 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 package of Lumpia Wrappers, thawed. (Get them at any Asian grocery store)
- 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
- Grate cabbage and carrots together. Set aside
- Cook ground meat in tablespoon of vegetable oil
- Add garlic/salt, onion, pepper, garlic powder, and soy sauce. Saute until veggies get a tender.
- Fill each lumpia wrapper with about 2 tablespoons of filling and seal with a little water/cornstarch mix. You can see “how to wrap a lumpia” roll here.
- Fry in hot oil (350 degree) for about a minute on each side.
- Serve with soy sauce OR a mix of soy sauce and lemon juice. You can add a little dash of hot sauce if you like it spicy.