Veitnamese spring rolls like my mum used to make when I was a kid. (actually she still makes it for me now but I help nowdays)
Mince th garlic and prawn meat and put in a marge mixing bowl
Grate the carrot and add to the bowl
Add pork and crab meat to the bowl
In a separate bowl, pour boiling water over the glass vermicelli noodles and leave for 1 minute.
Drain noodles and roughly cut into pieces (about 3 - 6cm should do), add to the bowl with the meat
Add pepper and soy sauce to the mixture and mix thoroughly (you may have to get your hands dirty to get a good mix)
Separate the spring roll sheets ready for use (you can do it as you go along, also good job for the kids to help with as long as they take thier time)
Spoon in about a desert spoon size of the mixture onto one corner of the spring roll sheet and roll folding the corners in. When you get to the last corner dip your finger in some water with a bit of flour and smear on the corner piece to help stick it down.
Repeat until all the mix is gone. This amount should make about 50 spring rolls depending on how liberal you are with your filling.
In a large fry pan put in enough oil so that when your spring rolls are in, the oil come up to half the spring roll laying down.
Cook the spring rolls until golden on both sides.
Note 1. depending on which spring roll skins you get will determine how golden they turn out. The ones with egg in them tend to be more golden brown, whilst the others end up a dark tan colour
2. these are best eaten with veitnamese dipping sauce (nouc cham)
3. it is best to cook them straight after rolling, but if you are not cooking them straight away after rolling, put the spring rolls in the freezer to stop the skins getting soggy and falling apart.
4. if cooking frozen spring rolls you prepared earlier, do not thaw before cooking, but you will need slow the frying down to allow the inside to thaw then cook and watch the oil spatter.
5. you can also add finely sliced woodear mushrooms and add it to the mixture as well.
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