Island Egg Rolls

island_egg_rollsOh boy! Wait ’till you try these! You won’t believe how a common egg roll can be transformed into a gourmet feast! Small batch: makes 7 or 8 egg rolls.







Egg Roll Ingredients:

  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • ½ chopped green pepper
  • ½ small onion, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped sweet potato
  • ½ cup chopped or shredded leftover beef or pork roast (optional) ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp Doc’s Jamaican Jerk Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pkg egg roll wrappers
  • 2 or 3 cups canola oil (for deep frying)

Dipping Sauce Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup Apricot jam or jelly
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar (light)
  • 3 Tbsp Doc’s Jamaican Hot Sauce
  • 6 Tbsp water
  • In a medium bowl, mix Dipping Sauce ingredients together thoroughly and set aside in refrigerator until later.


  1. In a frying pan, heat olive oil and add cabbage, pepper, onion, sweet potato and meat.
  2. Sprinkle mixture with garlic powder and salt and saute for 15 minutes on a medium heat setting.
  3. Turn heat to low and cover pan, cooking on low for another 5 minutes, stirring every minute or so.
  4. Remove from heat and add Doc’s Jamaican Jerk Sauce and mix thoroughly.
  5. On a counter top take out egg roll wrappers one at a time. Lay one wrapper flat and coat the outside edges with water (dip fingers in water and run around the perimeter of the egg roll wrapper.)
  6. Put 1 heaping Tbsp of cooked mixture in the middle of the egg roll wrapper and spread diagonally out in a line, leaving about ¾ of an inch of room at each corner.
  7. Fold one corner over mixture, then fold each side-corner over, toward the middle. Then roll the entire egg roll until the far corner is sealed.
  8. Heat canola oil in a sauce pan (about 325 degrees or until a drop of water spits)
  9. Deep fry 2 or 3 egg rolls in hot oil until they turn a golden brown, turning once (if they turn dark brown quickly, lower the heat on your oil).
  10. Remove and drain on paper towel.
Dip cooked egg rolls in the dipping sauce and eat as finger food! Awesome flavors!


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