My First Spring Rolls - Guest Post From Poland

We are beyond ecstatic to give you a post written and photographed by my cousin Ania. You may remember her from such travel posts as A Day Around Apollo Bay. I'll shhh-hy now... Ania's post...

My husband and I were charmed by Australia and the variety of food available, particulary around Melbourne. Coming home to Poland I decided to experiment and make the easiest of Asian dishes. Spring rolls.

In Poland, there is no culture for eating Asian food. Yes, we do have places where we can eat Asian food, but the general impression is that they are cheap, dirty, unhealthy and not fresh. Unfortunately, in many cases this is true. Another problem in Poland is that people don’t have an awareness that Asian food can be incredibly tasty and healthy, as I discovered in Melbourne. Even still, in my opinion, Asian food may be a little too exotic to be popular in Poland. Hopefully this recipe helps change that!

When I caught up with my friends back home for a viewing party of all my photos from Australia, I prepared my first ever spring rolls. I was surprised at how happy they were to eat my culinary experiment!

What you'll need:

  • rice paper
  • Chinese noodles (cooked), about 50 g or more
  • soy sauce
  • 350 g of mushrooms
  • 1/2 of large carrot
  • 3 leaves of lettuce or more
  • salt and pepper

To prepare the filling:
  1. Mushrooms cut into small pieces and stir fry until softened. Add grated carrots. Sauté a few minutes.
  2. Add the Chinese noodles.
  3. Season by adding 3 teaspoons of soy sauce, salt and pepper.
  4. Add the chopped lettuce and mix everything well.

Prepare the rice paper according to the directions on the packaging. 

Put the rice paper on wooden board until they soften. Put 1 large teaspoon of filling on the rice paper. 

Gently wrap the rice paper around the filling and quickly fry the finished rolls in very hot oil.

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did making it!!

Love Ania

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