Dear fellow foodies,
Allow me to introduce you to a dish that will make your taste buds sing with joy. A dish that is not only delicious but also gluten-free, dairy-free, and bursting with flavor. I am delighted to share with you my recipe for Gluten-Free Crab Egg Rolls.
As a nutritionist and food blogger, I am passionate about healthy eating without compromising on taste. I understand the challenges of finding exciting gluten-free and dairy-free recipes that can satisfy both your taste buds and your dietary requirements. That’s why I came up with this recipe that is sure to impress even those who may normally shy away from gluten or dairy alternatives.
I believe that everyone, regardless of their dietary restrictions, deserves to enjoy mouth-watering meals that they’ll love. And my Gluten-Free Crab Egg Rolls are just the ticket for a healthy, delicious meal the whole family can enjoy.
So why not give this recipe a try? Your taste buds and your health will thank you.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
My dear friends, I implore you to listen closely, for I have stumbled upon a culinary treasure. This Gluten Free Crab Egg Rolls recipe is truly a marvel of flavor and texture. Not only is it delicious, but it also offers those who cannot tolerate gluten a chance to indulge in the delectable goodness of egg rolls.
Imagine sinking your teeth into an egg roll filled with succulent crab meat, cabbage, and spring onions. And if that’s not enough to tantalize your taste buds, imagine the heavenly aroma of garlic powder and toasted sesame seeds wafting through your kitchen.
But my friends, what truly sets this recipe apart is its versatility. Don’t feel like using traditional egg roll wrappers? No problem! You can use rice paper wrappers or even make your own gluten-free flour mixture. And for those who prefer vegan options, why not try making baked vegan spring rolls or southwestern egg rolls using the same recipe ingredients?
But let us not overlook the health benefits of this recipe. It is gluten-free and dairy-free, making it suitable for those with dietary restrictions. It also boasts high-protein content from the crab meat and nutrient-rich cabbage, making it a guilt-free indulgence.
So next time you are craving a savory snack or hosting a fancy dinner party, consider giving this Gluten Free Crab Egg Rolls recipe a try. Your taste buds – and your guests – will thank you.
In order to make these delicious gluten-free crab egg rolls, you will need the following ingredients:
- Crab meat: 12 oz of canned or fresh crab meat.
- Cream cheese: 8 oz of softened cream cheese, which is an essential ingredient for the rich and creamy filling that balances the flavors.
- Cabbage: Half of a small head of chopped cabbage adds crunch and texture to the filling.
- Green onions: Also known as spring onions, 3 stalks finely chopped for added color and taste.
- Wonton wrappers: 12 gluten-free egg roll wrappers, which can also be substituted with rice paper wrappers.
- Salt: 1/2 tsp, to season the filling.
Seasonings and spices:
- Garlic powder: 1/2 tsp adds a subtle flavor to the filling.
- Toasted sesame seeds: 1 tbsp provides nuttiness and aromatic flavors to the filling.
- Soy sauce: 2 tsp (gluten-free soy sauce can be used).
- Imitation crab or Jimmys Famous Seafood Crab Cake Egg Rolls.
With the above ingredients in hand, let’s move on to making this savory dish!
The Recipe How-To
Now that we have gone through the ingredient list, let’s move on to The Recipe How-To for these delicious Gluten Free Crab Egg Rolls. Although this recipe may look complicated, it’s easier than you think! Just follow the step-by-step instructions below:
Step 1: Preparing the Filling
Start by preparing your filling. In a medium bowl, combine 1 ½ cups of crab meat, 2 ounces of cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of chopped spring onions, and 1 tablespoon of gluten-free soy sauce. Mix everything together until well combined.
Step 2: Wrapping the Egg Rolls
Lay one egg roll wrapper on a clean work surface with one corner pointing towards you. Place three rounded tablespoons of filling at the center of the wrapper, then begin rolling tightly from the bottom.
After rolling halfway up, fold in the two sides towards the center. Continue rolling towards the top corner until sealed. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.
If using rice paper wrappers instead of egg roll wrappers, simply soak each wrapper in warm water for 15-20 seconds until soften and pliable before wrapping.
Step 3: Cooking the Egg Rolls
Once all the egg rolls are wrapped, preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Brush each egg roll with olive oil or cooking spray to get that golden brown colour while baking. Arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and sprinkle them with sesame seeds to add some crunchiness!
Bake for around 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy all over, flipping once halfway through cooking to ensure even browning.
Step 4: Ready to Serve!
Take the egg rolls out of the oven and allow them to cool for a few minutes before garnishing with more freshly chopped spring onions, if desired. Serve warm with gluten-free soy sauce or sweet chili sauce for dipping.
Substitutions and Variations
Oh, the possibilities! You can get so creative with this recipe! Here are some ideas for substitutions and variations that can make your taste buds dance:
– Crab: If you’re not a fan of crab meat or if it’s not available, you can substitute it with cooked shredded chicken or shrimp.
– Gluten-free wrappers: If you can’t find gluten-free egg roll wrappers at your local store, try using rice paper wrappers. They may be a bit trickier to work with, but they have a unique texture and flavor. You can also use gluten-free wonton wrappers or make your own gluten-free egg roll wrappers using sweet rice flour.
– Filling: Experiment with different types of cabbage (Napa cabbage, savoy cabbage) or use pre-shredded coleslaw mix to save time. You can also add other vegetables like shredded carrots, bell peppers or mushrooms.
– Dairy-free: Simply leave out the cream cheese in this recipe and opt for a dairy-free alternative like vegan cream cheese or cashew cream.
– Southwestern Egg Rolls: For a spicy twist, try adding some diced jalapeño, black beans and corn to the filling mixture. Dip these homemade egg rolls in salsa or guacamole for an extra kick!
– Imitation Crab Rangoon: Mix the cream cheese and crab meat as directed above. Instead of wrapping them in egg roll wrappers, spoon the mixture onto wonton wrappers and fold them into triangles. Fry them in vegetable oil until they turn golden brown and crispy.
– Jimmy’s Famous Seafood Crab Cake Egg Rolls: For a Baltimore-style take on this recipe, try substituting crab meat with Jimmy’s Famous Seafood crab cakes. Top them off with Old Bay seasoning for a true Maryland flavor.
Remember, don’t be afraid to experiment and make this recipe your own!
Serving and Pairing
When it comes to serving these delectable gluten-free crab egg rolls, presentation is everything. These egg rolls pair nicely with a sweet and tangy dipping sauce made from a mixture of soy sauce and toasted sesame seeds, combined with some minced garlic and chopped spring onions. The flavors of these ingredients perfectly complement the savory taste of the egg rolls.
I also recommend serving the egg rolls with some fresh cabbage slaw on the side. The crunchiness and fresh flavor of the slaw add a nice contrast to the warm, crispy texture of the egg rolls.
If you’re feeling adventurous, another pairing idea you can try is to serve these gluten-free crab egg rolls with some sweet chili sauce or spicy sriracha mayo. Both sauces will give you a delicious combination of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors that elevate the taste of the egg rolls.
To complete your meal, why not add a side dish of homemade fried rice? Using gluten-free or sweet rice flour instead of regular flour in your fried rice recipe will allow you to stick to your gluten-free diet while enjoying a classic Chinese dish that pairs flawlessly with these gluten-free crab egg rolls.
Overall, serving these gluten-free crab egg rolls with any combination of tangy dipping sauces, fresh vegetable sides or rice dishes will make this meal a delightful and flavorful experience.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
Good morning, dear readers! Today, I will share some tips on how to make ahead, store and reheat my Gluten-Free Crab Egg Rolls Recipe. Listen carefully, for these tips will come in handy if you’re planning to surprise your guests with a batch of these delicious rolls!
First things first, let’s talk about making ahead. These egg rolls are perfect for prepping ahead of time, especially if you’re tight on schedule. You can roll them up until step 5 in the recipe, then store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Alternatively, you may also freeze them and store for up to one month.
When it comes to reheating, there are two ways you can do it – either by baking or frying. To bake the egg rolls, simply place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake in a preheated oven at 375°F for 10-12 minutes or until crispy and golden brown. For a healthier option, brush or spray the rolls with some cooking oil before baking.
Now, if you prefer to savor these egg rolls fried (like me!), then here’s what you do: heat some oil in a deep skillet or fryer until it reaches 350°F. Add the egg rolls and fry them for about 2-3 minutes or until they turn crispy and golden brown.
But wait, what if you have leftovers? How do you store them? Well, that’s easy. Simply place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to a day. When it comes to reheating leftovers, I suggest using the oven method mentioned earlier as it will retain the crispiness of the rolls.
Dear readers, I hope these tips on how to make-ahead, store and reheat my Gluten-Free Crab Egg Rolls Recipe have been useful for you. By following these guidelines, you can now prepare your egg rolls ahead of time, store them for later, and still get that crispy texture when reheating. Happy rolling and cooking!
Tips for Perfect Results
If you want to achieve perfect results when making these delicious gluten-free crab egg rolls, try these helpful tips that I have compiled.
First of all, it’s important to use the right type of wrapper for this recipe. You can choose from rice paper, gluten-free egg roll wrappers, or even spring roll wrappers made from sweet rice flour. Just make sure that you select a wrapper that is gluten-free and a good fit for your dietary needs.
Another tip is to be cautious when it comes to the filling. Always make sure that you don’t overfill the wrapper as this will make it hard to roll and may cause it to burst during frying. Also, ensure that the filling ingredients are mixed well so that all flavors blend together nicely.
When wrapping the egg rolls, always lay one egg roll wrapper flat on a clean surface and gently brush its four edges with beaten egg or water. Then, put about three rounded tablespoons of your filling mixture in the center of each wrapper before folding the bottom edge up over the filling.
Make sure that you tightly fold the sides of the wrap up towards the center before continuing to tightly fold and roll up the entire egg roll. You should aim for a neat roll with all seams sealed tightly by pressing with fingers. When sealing the wrapper, point the corner towards you so that once folded it has a pointy end facing upwards.
For optimal flavor and texture, I recommend frying these egg rolls until they are golden brown and crispy on both sides. The frying process usually takes about 2-3 minutes per side in hot vegetable oil maintained at 375°F. Be sure not to overcrowd the pan while frying; fry them in batches if necessary.
Lastly, for a unique twist on this classic recipe, try adding diced imitation crab meat or cream cheese to your filling mixture. These additions add extra flavor without disrupting the balance in taste.
With these tips in mind, you’ll be well-equipped to create the perfect batch of gluten-free crab egg rolls with ease.
Before you dive into making these delicious gluten-free crab egg rolls, let’s address some frequently asked questions (FAQ). This section will discuss some potential questions you may have about the recipe, and I will provide some answers that may help make the process smoother for you.
What are gluten free egg roll wrappers made of?
For the gluten-free egg rolls, you’ll need a blend of all-purpose gluten-free flour and sweet rice flour as well as some sea salt for flavor. Make sure to have some room temperature eggs on hand and use warm water in the recipe.
What is a good substitute for egg roll wrappers?
When searching for an alternative to egg roll wrappers, consider experimenting with wonton wrappers. These delicate pastries are often utilized in Chinese cooking and share similarities with their egg roll counterparts.
Are there gluten free eggroll wrappers?
These rice paper wrappers by Star Anise Foods are a great option for making gluten-free spring rolls, egg rolls, and wontons. Each pack includes 6 bags of 135 wrappers, weighing 48 oz in total with 8 oz per bag.
Are rice paper wrappers gluten-free?
Luckily, rice paper can be used as a substitute for spring rolls since it does not contain any gluten ingredients.
In conclusion, these gluten-free crab egg rolls are an absolute must-try recipe for anyone looking to satisfy their cravings while still keeping it healthy. With its delicious blend of flavors and textures, this dish is perfect for both casual meals and formal entertaining. Whether you’re cooking for dietary restrictions or just want a quick and easy meal that can be made ahead and stored for future use, this recipe is perfect for you.
With its versatile ingredients, simple instructions, and tasty results, there’s no reason not to try this gluten-free crab egg rolls recipe! So go on, give it a try and see how easy it is to create something incredible in your own kitchen. Trust me, once you take a bite of these savory treats, you won’t regret it!
Gluten Free Crab Egg Rolls Recipe
- 8 ounces pasteurized crabmeat
- 3 ounces cabbage, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
- 3 spring onions, sliced finely
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon soya sauce (gluten free)
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 12 spring roll wrappers
- 2 tablespoons oil, for frying
- Combine all but the last 2 ingredients in a medium sized bowl. Mix well.
- Place several spring roll wrappers at a time in a shallow bowl of cool water to soften them. This takes just 2-3 minutes.
- Place the mixture by the tablespoon in the lower third of a wrapper, leaving at least a 1 inch margin on each side. Fold the short end up and over the mixture, then fold the sides over the mixture. Roll up towards the far end. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet.
- Cover with a damp cloth if not frying right away.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the egg rolls and cook for about 5 minutes on each side, until nicely browned and cooked through.
- Please note that you will surely have at least one broken egg roll. Using a spatula will minimize breaking. Too much filling can cause breaking.