Think crab cakes. Cooked and served in oyster shells, these are easy to make and fun to eat. I have a real problem containing myself around crab cakes, and these are no exception. Simple ingredients, nothing hides that great crab flavor. I really enjoyed my crabmeat stuffed oyster shells… except that I should’ve made more!
I used stainless steel reusable oyster shells, which have quickly become my go-to servers for seafood and well, just about anything I can fit into them. Even though they go onto a grill or in the oven, they cool off quickly so you can handle them. Just pick them up and slurp them down, just like you were eating oysters. Fun!
As much as we both loved the filling in these chicken or pork egg rolls, let’s face it. Everyone loves egg rolls for the crispy, crunchy delicious fried wrappers. If the filling was the star we’d just make that and plop it on a plate and call it dinner. Instead, we wrap it in crazy addicting ‘blanket’ of yumminess. It’s really hard not to eat too many of these.
If you don’t want your chicken or pork egg rolls to have a bit of a kick, simply leave out the sriracha sauce. If you like the kick, but don’t have sriracha on hand, dried red pepper flakes are a great substitute.
Make sure you the let the egg rolls drain well if you are using a deep fryer to cook the egg rolls. I like to stand them on end so that any extra oil drains out the end.
As much as we both loved the filling in these chicken or pork egg rolls, let’s face it. Everyone loves egg rolls for the crispy, crunchy delicious fried wrappers. If the filling was the star we’d just make that and plop it on a plate and call it dinner. I
2tablespoonssoy sauceplus more for serving if desired
2teaspoonstoasted sesame oil
2tablespoonssrirachamore or less, to taste
24egg roll wrappers
Heat 1/4 cup of oil in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium high heat.
Stir in the garlic, ginger, and celery. Saute for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not let the garlic burn.
Stir in the coleslaw mix. Saute for 5-10 minutes, stirring constantly, until the cabbage is wilted.
Crumble in the ground meat, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil and sriracha.
Stir fry until the meat is done, about 5 minutes.
Turn off the heat and stir in the green onions. Let cool slightly before assembling the egg rolls.
Get your egg rolling station ready. You'll want a small cup of warm water for dipping your fingers into.
Working in batches, place an egg roll in front of you with a point towards you, like a diamond. Dip your fingers in the water and wet the edges of the roll.
Place a tablespoon of the meat mixture on the roll just below the center, towards you. Grab the bottom point and fold it over the mixture. Fold in the sides and then roll the wrapper up towards the furthest tip. Press down on the sides and seams to seal.
Heat oil in a deep fryer (3" to deep fry) or pan (about 2" to shallow fry) to 350 F.
Working in batches, deep fry the rolls until golden brown and crispy, rotating to make sure all sides get fried.
Remove to a wire rack to drain and cool slightly before serving.
Who doesn’t love perfectly roasted red potatoes? A little garlic, a little citrus, a little cheese and a little time and you’ve got the perfect side dish. A light crunchy outside, creamy buttery inside. I used red potatoes in my garlic red potato recipe, but you could use any potato you want. Fingerlings are great made this way too.
The addition of lemon really lightens this dish. I wouldn’t leave it out. If you want a bit of a kick, add a few good pinches of dried red pepper flake. To ensure your potatoes come out perfectly, select potatoes that are all approximately the same sizes when quartered. Smaller potatoes, like baby potatoes or fingerlings can be kept whole if you wish.
Who doesn’t love perfectly roasted red potatoes? A little garlic, a little citrus, a little cheese and a little time and you’ve got the perfect side dish. A light crunchy outside, creamy buttery inside.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10minutes
Cook Time 30minutes
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Place potatoes in an 8" x 8" inch baking dish that has been lightly sprayed with non-stick spray.
Add potatoes to the dish.
In a small bowl combine melted butter, garlic, salt and lemon juice. Drizzle over the potatoes and stir to coat.
Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the tops of the potatoes.
Cover the dish with foil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
Remove the foil and continue baking for 10 more minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown and tender.