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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. 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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Shrimp-and-Vegetable Summer Rolls

Vietnamese rolls stuffed with shrimp get crunch and color from yellow peppers, lettuce and carrots—which, like most orange fruits and vegetables, are high in cancer-fighting alpha carotene. More Shrimp Recipes
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Shrimp-and-Pork Spring Rolls

Zang Toi's supremely crispy spring rolls are filled with a mix of marinated shrimp, ground pork and a handful of colorful julienned vegetables, like carrot, jicama and beans. The fried shallot rings add alluring flavor and crunch to the spring rolls, too, but they're optional. Toi even makes his own chile sauce to serve as an accompaniment. More Delicious Fried Foods

Shrimp and Chicken Summer Rolls

The fresh, healthy elegance of Vietnamese cooking is exemplified in these goi cuon, or salad rolls, often called summer rolls. Round, dried rice-paper wrappers, reconstituted in water until soft but still chewy, are stuffed with two sources of lean protein (chicken breast and shrimp), delicate rice noodles and lots of greens. It's the lightest dish on the planet, but full of flavor. Be sure to have extra rice-paper wrappers on hand in case they tear while you're filling them. More Amazing Shrimp Recipes

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