Harumaki (japanese spring rolls) (video) 春巻き

With a crisp shell holding a molten filling of pork, vegetables, và mushrooms, Harumaki (春巻き), or Japanese spring rolls are a delightful Japanese-Chinese appetizer that"s a favorite here in Japan.

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How khổng lồ Roll Harumaki

While you wait for the filling khổng lồ cool, mix the flour and water to lớn make a smooth paste. This will act as a glue to seal your Harumaki shut. You’ll also want khổng lồ take the time khổng lồ separate the wrappers. These dry out pretty fast, so work quickly & keep them covered with a damp dishtowel.

When the filling has cooled down, use a pastry scraper, a chopstick, or your finger to divide it into ten even segments; this makes it easier to lớn make your rolls about the same size. Now is a good time khổng lồ start preheating about 1.5-inches of oil in a heavy-bottomed pot lớn 360 degrees F (180 C)

To roll the Harumaki, put a wrapper on a clean work surface with a corner facing you. Showroom a segment of filling lớn the center of the lower half of the wrapper (the half closest to lớn you).

Pick up the corner of the wrapper closest to you and roll it up và over the filling và roll it until you reach the halfway point. Fold the two flaps on the sides towards the center of the roll.

Apply some flour glue lớn the wrapper’s đứng đầu edges like you would if you were sealing an envelope và then loosely roll up the remainder of the wrapper. I usually bởi this by rolling it with the tip of a finger lodged in each over of the roll. This will help prevent the roll from bursting as it fries. It also creates some separation between the wrapper’s inner layer và the outer layer, which helps keep the roll crispy until you eat it. Repeat with the rest of the wrappers và filling.

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Before you start frying, prepare a deep bowl by lining it with three sheets of paper towels. The idea is to lớn stand the spring rolls upright so the oil that has entered the roll can drain out of one end.

To fry the Harumaki, carefully add a few lớn the preheated oil. You don’t want lớn overcrowd the pan, or it won’t be easy khổng lồ flip them over. Fry the Japanese spring rolls while rolling them around until the wrapper crisps; this will take about 3-4 minutes.

Drain the rolls standing up in the prepared bowl for about a minute before serving.

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What is Harumaki ?

Harumaki (春巻き) literally means “spring roll” in Japanese & fits into the wafu-chuka(Japanese-Chinese) category of dishes, which includes gyoza, ramen, và karaage. 

How is Harumaki different from American-Chinese spring rolls?

Both Harumaki & American-Chinese-style spring rolls are based on the Chinese dish Chūn Juǎn (春卷). In Japan, the definition of Harumaki is pretty broad, và anything that’s wrapped in a spring roll wrapper & fried is considered Harumaki. That being said, the most iconic filling for Japanese spring rolls involves an assortment of vegetables and protein that are sauteed & then cooked with a savory gravy. On the other hand, Chinese-American spring rolls generally vì chưng not include gravy inside the roll, and they are usually served with sweet & sour sauce on the side.

How vị you pronounce Harumaki ?

Harumaki is a 4-syllable word và is pronounced as follows:ha like honkru the “ru” sound does not exist in the English language & is like if you tried lớn pronounce “ruse” with the tip of your tongue at the front of your mouth. ma lượt thích mallki like key

Is Harumaki vegan?

This recipe includes ground pork and chicken stock; however, it is easily converted to lớn a plant-based dish by substituting my vegetarian ground meat for the ground pork and vegetable stock for the chicken stock. 

What temperature should I fry spring rolls at?

Because the ingredients on the inside are already cooked, you just need lớn crisp the wrapper. That’s why I recommend frying these at 360 F (180 C).