Egg Roll (Deconstructed)

I was reading a post on Reddit about cabbage. Someone was asking what can you do with it besides make coleslaw. Many reditors responded that roasting it is a good way to go. One post suggested making a ‘egg roll in a bowl’, which got me thinking. I had half of a head of cabbage in the fridge, so I went to the store and bought some ground pork. We had everything else we needed already.

I thought that it would be cool to toast some wontons as a topping and, although I did not have a recipe, I mixed up some ingredients with the ground pork to make an Asian flavor. I took photos along the way, but I failed to take a final photo of the finished product, so you are going to have to trust me that it looked terrific and tasted great as well. Here is the recipe:

Ingredients:

1/2 head cabbage
12 wonton wrappers
avocado oil
kosher salt
1/4 pound ground pork
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 inch ginger, peeled, finely chopped
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon chili oil
1 teaspoon sweet bean paste (or brown sugar)
1 green onion, chopped

Method:

1. Heat oven to 425 degrees.

2. Remove core from cabbage and slice into one inch thick slices.

3. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with kosher salt.

4. Place cabbage on a sheet pan, covered with non-stick aluminum foil.

5. Slice wanton wrappers into 1/2 inch, wide slices and separate.

6. Place wontons on a sheet pan covered with non-stick aluminum foil.

7. Sprinkle wontons with oil, a pinch of salt and toss to distribute.

8. Combine pork, garlic, ginger, green onion, soy sauce, chili oil, and bean paste in a bowl. Using chopsticks mix together to a uniform consistency.

 

9. Add a bit of oil to a non-stick pan and saute pork mixture until browned about 5 minutes. Keep warm.

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10. Place both sheet pans in the oven and set timer for 15 minutes. Remove wontons when brown.

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11. Keep cabbage in oven until it is lightly browned and softened, about another 10 minutes more.

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12. Combine everything in to a large bowl and toss, addition soy sauce, chili oil, and sesame oil to taste.

13. Distribute into individual serving bowls and top with toasted wontons.

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