Hi there! Meghan with Cake ‘n Knife here, bringing you some perfectly golden fried shrimp deliciousness to get you through the week. Shrimp Egg Rolls with Spicy Peanut Dipping Sauce.
I have to admit something to you all… I am deep in an egg roll obsession right now. I’ve been stuffing those egg roll wrappers with everything from meat to seafood to vegetarian goodness and the hits just keep on coming. Lately it seems like I’m on a roll with endless ideas of what to fill egg rolls with.
I’ve done it all, but today I’m taking a break from the crazy wacky and weird ideas that go through my head to bust out a classic for you.
When I was young, my dad and I got Chinese takeout all. The. Time. It was kind of our thing, with tons of Diet Coke and movies that I probably shouldn’t have been watching at eight years old… Yep, my dad knew how to kick back and be the “fun” parent whenever he wanted to.
The Chinese place we used to get food from had these shrimp egg rolls that they served with this spicy peanut sauce that I would go bonkers over. They were perfectly crispy on the outside, stuffed with shrimp and veggies on the inside, and I could devour at least 6 in one setting.
I didn’t really think about those egg rolls until the other day when I was making some cheesecake stuffed egg rolls and started wondering where my obsession began. Then it clicked, I haven’t even tried to make THOSE yet!
Queue this recipe.
These egg rolls are exactly how I remember them, if not a little better because I’m sure the stuffing from that Chinese restaurant was only cabbage, shrimp and a little soy sauce. My shrimp egg rolls are bursting with flavor and the peanut dipping sauce is not only going to blow your mind, you’re going to find yourself making it and putting it on eve-ry-thang.
So the moral of this whole story is… you should definitely treat yourself and your family to this gem of a recipe. You won’t regret it!