Lumpia (Philippine Egg Rolls From Scratch)

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. Prep
60 min.
30 min.
Ready In
90 min.
45 egg rolls
Trans-fat Free, High Fiber
Metric measurements


3cups flour, all-purpose
5cups water less 2 tablespoons
1x salt to taste*
3/4pound ground pork or beef
5ounces shrimp raw, chopped
1each onion small, chopped
8ounces water chestnuts drained, chopped
4ounces bamboo shoots drained, chopped
1/2each celery stalk chopped
3each garlic clovesVideo finely chopped
1each carrot small, finely chopped
1pound mung bean sprouts canned, drained
1/2cup raisins, seedless chopped
1x salt and black pepper to taste*
1each egg white lightly beaten*
1x corn oil *
Lumpia sauce
2cups pineapple juice
1cup ketchup
1/2teaspoon vinegar
1tablespoon brown sugarVideo
1dash red hot pepper sauce (eg. Tabasco) *
1/2inch ginger cube, crushed*
1/4teaspoon salt
1tablespoon cornstarchVideo
* not incl. in nutrient facts


Doilies: Combine flour, water and salt to taste and mix thoroughly with a wire whisk to remove lumps.

Batter should be about the consistency of a crepe batter.

Add a little water if it is too thick.

If the batter thickens as it sits, you may have to add more water.

Heat a 6 inch crepe pan and wipe out with lightly oiled wax paper.

Pour on batter quickly to cover the bottom. Pour off excess.

Allow to cook over low heat until the edges begin to curl and pull away from the sides of the pan.

Remove and place on clean, dry surface.

Repeat, oiling pan each time. Do not stack doilies on top of each other until each has cooled.

Before filling, put off excess batter to make a perfect circle.

Filling: Cook pork or beef in a large skillet until pinkness is gone.

Drain off grease.

Add shrimp, onions, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, celery, garlic and carrot; cook until carrot is almost tender.

Stir in remaining ingredients except the egg white and oil.

Mix well.

Cook until bean sprouts are limp.

Pour mixture into strainer and cool, allowing as much liquid as possible to drain off before filling rolls.

Use about 1 heaping teaspoon for each doily.

Place filling near one side. Roll doily over filling a couple of times; fold in sides and roll up tightly.

Seal flap with a little egg white.

Deep fry in corn oil heated to about 375 F, until rolls are golden.

Drain thoroughly on paper towels and serve with sauce.

Note: If rolls are filled ahead of time, cover and refrigerate until it is time to serve.

Return to room temperature and fry.

Lumpia Sauce: Combine all ingredients but the corn starch and heat.

Meanwhile, mix corn starch with enough of the pineapple juice mixture to make a smooth paste.

Return cornstarch mixture to pot and simmer until mixture is thick.

Makes about 3 cups.

First published: last updated: 2014-01-07

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 959g (33.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 111722% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 43%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 1011mg 42%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 55%
Dietary Fiber 6g 25%
Sugars g
Protein 119g
Vitamin A 67% Vitamin C 181%
Calcium 21% Iron 62%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?