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Lumpia + Empanada = Lumpianada!
Lumpia is a traditional Filipino snack that consists of an egg wrapper filled with meat and/or vegetables and then deep-fried. Empanada, also known as a turnover or a pocket, is a fried or baked food made of pastry dough filled with meat and/or vegetables. In this recipe, I'll combine these two famous recipes into one dish. Let me share with you an easy-to-make snack, which I call meaty lumpianada with egg.
- 6 eggs
- 12 lumpia wrappers
- 200 grams pork, minced
- 100 grams baguio beans, julienned
- 1 medium carrot, julienned
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1/2 small head cabbage, shredded
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- salt and black pepper, to taste
- cooking oil, for sauteing and frying
- water, for sealing the lumpianada
- 1 large plate
- 3 large bowls
- 1 medium bowl
- 2 small bowls
- chopping board
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- saute pan
- frying pan
- cooking spoon
- food rack (optional)
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- Heat a small amount of oil in a pan. Sautee the garlic, onion and ground pork.
- Add in carrots and Baguio beans. Continue cooking.
- Once the carrots and Baguio beans are halfway cooked, add the cabbage.
- Season with salt and pepper. Cook until all vegetables are tender.
- Turn off the heat. Transfer the mixture in a bowl and set aside. Allow it to cool down.
- On a plate, lay 2 lumpia wrappers.
- Scoop 1/3 cup of the lumpianada mixture and arrange it on the bottom half of the wrapper.
- Create a well at the center of the mixture; then crack an egg.
- Apply water on all sides of the lumpia wrapper to seal.
- Repeat steps 6 to 8 with the remaining ingredients.
- Heat oil in a frypan. Deep-fry each piece until crispy or golden brown.
- Use a food rack or a plate lined with a paper towel to absorb excess oil.
- Serve while still hot. Pair it with your favorite vinegar mixture or ketchup.
Tips and Techniques
- Use any meat or vegetable you prefer.
- Serve with your favorite sauce. Try our simple spicy soy-vinegar dip recipe.
- Flavor up your lumpianada recipe with other seasonings available in your pantry.
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