Appetizers

Vietnamese Egg Rolls

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These Vietnamese Egg Rolls, called Cha Gio, are filled with flavors of pork, shrimp, mushrooms and vegetables. The perfect appetizer for a party!

¼ teaspoon salt
¾ teaspoon black pepper
3 tablespoons fish sauce
1 egg
2 oz (60g) dried wood ear mushrooms (black fungus), reconstituted, trimmed, finely chopped
2 oz (60g) glass (cellophane) noodles, soaked in hot water, drained, cut into 1 inch lengths
1 yellow onion, minced
3 scallions, white and green parts only, finely chopped
1 whole carrot, grated
1 lb (450g) shrimp, peeled, deveined, cut into small pieces
1 lb (450g) ground pork
25 frozen spring roll wheat flour pastry wrappers, thawed
1 egg white for brushing
Vegetable oil for deep frying
? cup fresh lime juice (2 or 3 limes)
1 tablespoon rice vinegar (optional)
3 tablespoons sugar
? cup lukewarm water
5 to 6 tablespoons fish sauce
2 or 3 Thai or Serrano chiles
2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
The egg rolls. In a large bowl, whisk together the salt, black pepper, fish sauce and egg. Add mushrooms, glass noodles, onion, scallions, shrimp, and ground pork and stir until combined. Set...
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Nutritions

Calories
2211

Sodium
13868mg
577% DV

Fat
98g
151% DV

Protein
150g
300% DV

Carbs
156g
53% DV

Fiber
28g
112% DV

A Spanish omelette is also known as tortilla de patatas in Spain where it is a tapa and it consists of just four ingredients plus seasoning. It is a Spanish classic dish for very good reasons. It is simple to make, it is nutritious and absolutely delicious. Oh, Spanish tapas!! Aren't these simply the best?



6 large eggs
1 large onion I used red organic
3 med potatoes sliced or cubed
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper or some chilli flakes/cayenne pepper
6 tbsp parsley fresh -chopped (optional)
1 med red pepper (optional) added in this recipe
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1. Wash, peel and slice the potatoes, rinse them again and allow them to drain in a colander while you prepare other ingredients.
2. Peel, wash and shred the onion and add to the potatoes ready to be...
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Nutritions

Calories
113

Sodium
377mg
15% DV

Fat
7g
11% DV

Protein
6g
12% DV

Carbs
7g
2% DV

Fiber
2g
9% DV