Feel Good Foods Egg Rolls
I used to exist on egg rolls. After school (back in the day) one of my favorite things to do was go to the corner Chinese place and get an egg roll for $1. They were always perfectly cooked; crispy on the outside, that slightly gummy texture of the wrapper on the inside and filled with crunchy cabbage mixed with bright pink pork. A dollop of duck sauce on top and I was in heaven. Was it the healthiest thing? No, but it was damn good.
I haven't had an egg roll in YEARS. When I discovered the joy of spring rolls, that kept me content for a while, but I would always wistfully think back to those delicious after-school egg rolls. I've thought long and hard about how I could make egg rolls at home, but it always seemed like a daunting task and I always thought whatever I'd end up producing would never be that tasty treat I used to enjoy so long ago.
When I heard about Feel Good Food's Egg Rolls I was over the moon and couldn't wait to try them. I am already a big fan of their dumplings, which I wish I had easier access to on a regular basis.
The Feel Good Foods egg rolls are not easy to come by. I finally found them in a store around me and jumped on the chance to try them. I was happy to see the directions for the egg rolls were far easier than the dumplings. All you need to do is pop them in a microwave or oven and voila! I opted for the oven version, but wondered if they might have benefited from being deep fried, like regular egg rolls.
20 minutes later, the egg rolls were ready. I whipped out my sweet chili sauce, which I happen to have on hand at all times for the insane amounts of Asian food I make (true story) and couldn't wait to dig in. A couple of the egg rolls had burst a little in the oven, not that I really cared.
The rolls were crispy and hot after being baked, but the inside was quite soft. The vegetable version is filled with a mixture of bean threads, mushrooms and cabbage. The flavor is quite good and with a very mushroomy/cabbage overtone, but I wanted more texture inside since everything was kind of mushy. They really do need some sort of dip to enhance the flavor; the sweet chili sauce was a perfect option since it's very similar to duck sauce. A little Sriracha would be a good option too.
For a frozen, gluten-free egg roll, these are actually really damn good. I have to give it up to Vanessa and Tryg, they go outside of the box and produce gluten-free convenience foods that all of us miss. I can't wait to see what they come out with next!