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      RECIPE TITLE "Cha Gio (Spring Rolls)" Author: EthnicGrocer

    yields6 servings time45 min. + 10 min.difficulty easy

      RECIPE INGREDIENTS

    1/4 cup(s) Black mushrooms, dried
    2 tablespoon(s) Garlic, chopped
    Spring roll skins, as needed
    Peanut oil, for frying
    1 pound(s) Ground pork
    1/2 pound(s) Shrimp, chopped
    to taste White pepper
    1/4 cup(s) Red onion, chopped
    1/4 cup(s) Chives, chopped
    8 Lettuce leaves
    1 cup(s) Cilantro leaves
    Nuoc Cham dipping sauce, as needed (see recipe)

      RECIPE METHOD

    1. Soak mushrooms in warm water for about 20 minutes; remove tough portions and chop finely.
    2. Chop pork and combine with shrimp, crabmeat, fish sauce, pepper, garlic, onions, and chives.
    3. Add mushrooms and noodles, and combine thoroughly with your hands.
    4. Dip spring roll skins in warm water. Cover with a cloth; they will take a minute to soften. Be sure to keep softened skins separate.
    5. Put a heaped spoonful of the filling across the bottom third of the spring roll skins. Fold over the edges and roll to make a neat package.
    6. Arrange lettuce leaves and cilantro on a serving tray.
    7. Heat oil for frying. Deep-fry the rolls until golden brown. Blot on paper towels.
    8. To serve, place a few cilantro leaves inside a lettuce leaf. Top with the roll and roll up firmly. Serve with dipping sauce.



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