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Lumpiang Shanghai is a famous Filipino appetizer that is similar to Chinese spring rolls. They have a meat or vegetable filling that is wrapped in a spring roll or egg roll wrapper and then deep-fried. In some Filipino fast food restaurants, lumpia is served with rice or noodles.
Let me share this simple recipe for my cheesy meatloaf lumpiang Shanghai that you can make at home. Enjoy!
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For the lumpia:
- 1 can (175 grams) meatloaf, sliced
- 16 small cheese sticks
- 8 lumpia wrappers
- cooking oil, as needed
For sealing the wrappers:
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon water
- preparation bowl
- measuring spoons
- 2 plates
- chopping board
- saute pan
- cooking spoon
- frying pan
- Slice the meatloaf and cheese into sticks. Set aside.
- Prepare the cornstarch and water mixture. Set aside.
- On a plate, lay out a single egg roll wrapper. Lay one slice of meatloaf and cheese on the wrapper.
- Fold the wrapper from the bottom to the center once. Then fold the wrapper from both the left and right side to the center. From there, start rolling it.
- Seal the top part of the wrapper with the cornstarch and water mixture.
- Repeat steps 2 to 4 with the remaining ingredients.
- Once all of the lumpia are assembled, ready the frying pan with enough oil.
- Deep-fry the lumpia until they are golden brown.
- Drain the excess oil.
- Serve with your favorite sauce.
Tips and Techniques
- Use canned or frozen meatloaf.
- Add any kind of cheese.
- Replace cornstarch with other similar products like all-purpose flour, rice flour, etc.
- You can also seal the lumpia using just plain water.
- In the Philippines, lumpia is a popular pulutan, or beer match food. Pair this dish with your favorite alcoholic beverage.
- Serve these lumpia with your favorite dip.
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