Spring Rolls

Though you may think that spring rolls are exclusively found at American-Chinese restaurants, they’re actually quite easy to make and can be filled with all kinds of things. You can use a classic filling, like shrimp, pork and julienned vegetables, or try something totally different, like David Chang’s mashed potato version. He uses packaged white bread as wrappers for the spring rolls, filling them with mashed potatoes and green beans before pan-frying them. Spring rolls can also be translated into desserts—using pre-made wrappers, it takes just a couple of ingredients to create something delicious. For the filling, we like to use sliced bananas, chocolate chips and shredded coconut for a perfectly sweet treat. Whether you’re looking for something traditional or want to mix up your hors d’oeuvre platter, F&W’s guide to spring rolls has a recipe for every occasion.

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Spring Rolls

Though you may think that spring rolls are exclusively found at American-Chinese restaurants, they’re actually quite easy to make and can be filled with all kinds of things. You can use a classic filling, like shrimp, pork and julienned vegetables, or try something totally different, like David Chang’s mashed potato version. Here, our best spring roll recipes.

Spring Rolls with Pork and Glass Noodles

Star chef Danny Bowien ate crispy Vietnamese rolls for years before he finally got to watch one of Oklahoma City’s best Vietnamese cooks make them at home in a little frying pan. Oyster sauce gives the ground pork filling a subtle hit of sweetness. Slideshow: Vietnamese Recipes

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Grilled Shrimp Summer Rolls

The Good News Grilling is a fat-free way to cook omega 3–rich shrimp. "And kids love rolling food in rice paper," Emeril Lagasse says.    More Fast Asian Dishes  

Crispy Turkey Kathi Rolls with Mint-and-Date Dipping Sauce

Kathi rolls, a popular street food in India, are made by rolling vegetables or meat in roti, an Indian flat bread. In her fabulous take on the recipe, Padma Lakshmi wraps flour tortillas around a succulent filling of ground turkey, fresh ginger, curry and basil, then pan-fries the rolls until crispy for decadent hors d'oeuvres that can be eaten as finger food. Plus: More Appetizer Recipes and Tips

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Banana-Chocolate Spring Rolls

Jennifer Aranas grew up eating dessert spring rolls (known as turon) filled with bananas and jackfruit. The chocolate she adds is a distinctly American twist. Plus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips

Vegetable Summer Rolls with Chile-Lime Dipping Sauce

Wendy Leon says these rolls, filled with bell pepper and slivers of avocado, are an effective way to get her grandchildren to eat vegetables.    More Fast Asian Recipes