I've been craving egg rolls but our small town grocer no longer carries the egg roll wrappers (and I'm too lazy to make my own, even though I have in the past).
Today, Hubby was out working the gardens and I knew I wanted to fix something filling, something yummy but something different.
I came up with a vision of cabbage and pork chunks inside a dinner roll. We have eaten Perogies before and have had calzones. This idea is sort of a merging of these with my craved egg rolls.
This is essentially the recipe that I whipped up. I used my own bread roll recipe and I had some pork chunks that I slivered into tiny pieces. I shredded carrots, onions and 1/2 a cabbage (although only used about 1/4) that I sauteed in my wok.
Here are some pictures.
|The mix: Cabbage, onions, carrots.|
|My normal workspace was covered in school and Sunday School materials so I set up my workspace on the dining room table. Rolled & cut bread to the left, bowl of pork chunks, wok of veggies, square to work on, pizza pan to bake, rolling pin.|
|Pork chunks first, in the middle.|
|Pull up the corners and squish them together in the center, poke the filling into the middle and then squish the seams shut...really tight.|
|Seams squished. On most of them I squished even more. Some looked square like this one, others looked more roll like (round). All were baked at 350 degrees until crispy and tan with the SEAMS DOWN.|
|Finished product with a very horrible flash situation.|
|Yummy inside goodness. :) Should have taken a bite at the beginning of the meal. As it is you are lucky that I remembered to take this shot at all with a mere 3 bites left!|
What did we think?
I liked it and thought it was exactly what I thought it would be. I was craving a stuffed roll and that's what we got.
The kids ate theirs without complaint and filled up quickly.
Hubby would like to see what they are like next time if I roll the dough much thinner.
By the way.....
does anyone out there have family memories of eating such a creation?
What did you call them? What is your heritage background?
I realize I could not have possibly *MADE UP* this dish. In the history of the world bread and cabbage our pretty stable commodities even in the worst of times.
I would LOVE to hear any stories about this dish if you have any.