Andy (second from right) and his crew.
In fact, these egg rolls are so good that one of the firefighters, Mike Ambrose (they call him “Grits” because he is from Missouri) actually ate six for supper, two before bed, and two the next morning for breakfast. That makes a total of ten egg rolls in one shift! I wouldn’t recommend this, but it does speak to the tastiness of Andy’s Egg Rolls. Also, if you have a ”Grits” on your crew, you might not be able to feed 6-7 with this serving size. There were six people at Station 1 the night Andy made the egg rolls, and there were about four egg rolls left over.
Andy’s Egg Rolls
To begin, brown the pork with onion and soy sauce. Make rice by following instructions on the back of the box. Preheat oven to 430ºF. Put a little oil in a pan and cook the peppers. When rice is done, add to peppers and add some soy sauce. Add a quarter to half a bag of cabbage. Cook but don’t let cabbage get mushy. Add pork mix and rice mix into a large bowl. Mix them all together well. Put a good helping of mixture into the center of one rice paper. Use the beaten egg to seal the rice paper when wrapping it. Place on a well-oiled baking sheet. When baking sheet is full, brush a little oil on the top of the egg rolls. Place in the oven and cook for 10 minutes, flipping them once. They should be a little golden on both sides.
Download a PDF of the recipe for easy kitchen reading HERE.
It is optional to fry them in oil in a pan. They turn out just as well. Baking them has less oil that ends up on/in the egg rolls themselves. The egg rolls are also very good cold–that means something tasty in the fridge for those late-night runs.
Ease of preparation: Easy
Eat together when you are able, and stay safe out there.
Craig Nelson has been in the fire service for nine years, working as a volunteer, paid-on-call, and a full-time firefighter/EMT. He works for the Fargo (ND) Fire Department and works part-time at Minnesota State Community and Technical College–Moorhead as a fire instructor. He also works seasonally for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources as a wildland firefighter in Northwest Minnesota. Previously, he was an airline pilot. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in executive fire service leadership.