Monday, August 4, 2008
Birthday Party Food!
Check out how to make lumpia plus lots of good food!
Ingredients for lumpia:
Lumpia wrappers (frozen section)
1 lb. ground pork
1 lb. ground beef
1 can water chestnuts
Grate a couple of carrots.
Slice the green onions thinly.
Add some ground pepper.
Add four handfuls - yes, handfuls - of soy sauce.
Chop up the water chestnuts finely.
Add your beaten egg...
Then mix well with your hands.
Carefully separate the wrappers.
Add a heaping teaspoonful of filling onto the wrapper.
This took a while...!
Hey, now it's time to make the confectionaries for the party. First it'll be the "nigiri sushi"!
Hostess powdered donuts
Fruit roll-ups (green)
I found it very easy to cut the fruit roll-ups into strips using a pizza wheel.
Cut the donuts into halves.
Lay the fish on the top of the donut.
Wrap a strip of fruit roll-up around the fish and donut so it looks like a piece of nori holding it on.
And moving on now to the roll "sushi".
Fruit Roll-Ups (green again)
Dried Fruit or Jellies
Cut the Twinkies into quarters (removing a bit at each end).
Cut the fruit roll-up to match the width of your Twinkie piece.
Wrap it around the outside of the Twinkie.
Then cut the jelly and/or dried fruit into strips and stick into the middle of each Twinkie piece.
Back to the lumpia. Put your deep fryer on about 170 degrees Celsius. Lay a few lumpia into the fryer.
Cook for about 10 minutes.
I also made chicken wings and yakitori!
Before cooking (wings in the oven, yakitori on the BBQ):
After cooking! These were SO GOOD.
Check out the rest of this spread (the tempura didn't turn out quite right...).
My mom made her delicious Chinese chicken salad.
More lumpia... *droooooooool*
I have to say that making and coordinating all this food was challenging but, aside from the unfortunate tempura, it was all worth it!