Alternative uses for Spring Roll Wrappers

United States
February 19, 2007 3:34pm CST
Other than making spring rolls, what else can I use spring roll wrappers for? I received a large package of dried spring roll sheets from a well-intentioned friend, but I don't particularly feel like making the traditional spring roll. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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@twilight021 (2060)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Do you mean Rice Paper? When it's hard it looks like a plastic disk almost? You can wrap just about anything in those. Steamed asparagas and wasabi mayo is a great combo. If you don't like asparagas I bet some strips of just about any other kind of steamed vegatables would be good in the rice paper. It's not as high maintaince as traditional spring rolls, but would still be healthy and light.
• United States
19 Feb 07
Yes yes I mean rice paper! They do come in dessicated circles. I've most often seen them wrapped into a roll with shrimp and whatever other fresh veg. I like your idea of using asparagus (and maybe even a slice of procuiotto-mmm).
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• United States
20 Feb 07
mmmm...I love procuttio! The cool thing about rice paper it it really dosen't have much taste, so you could put just about anything into it. Procuttio, mozerella, and basil would be great! (can you tell I am Italian despite the fact that my spelling of Italian food is awful :-)
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• United States
20 Feb 07
That's a great idea as Mozz, Tomato & Basil is my favorite combo. You're right, these wrappers are rather bland so anything can go in them. I saw a recipe for a sweet rice and fruit "sushi" using these rice paper wrappers and that sounded really tasty, too.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
You can cut them into strips and fry them for snacks. You can probably also do that in the oven, but they might need a bit of oil on them. I've never done it in the oven, but it should work if you don't want them too greasy.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
Hmm. That's interesting. Do they bubble up? Do you suggest putting any sort of seasoning on them?
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• United States
19 Feb 07
They do bubble if you fry them. I don't think they would very much in the oven. I don't remember if I ever tried spicing them up, but it's a good idea.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
These strips are awesome tossed in or on top of salads as well. I sprinkle a bit of salt on them when they come out of the oven or deep fryer. I
@freak369 (4783)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I used to do this with wonton wrappers and they were awesome! Fry them and then sprinkle them with a mix of cinnamon and sugar. You have to do that as soon as they come out of the oil or it won't stick. I also used them to make my own potstickers. I'd dice up chicken, add some cheese, basically what ever I had around and put it inside the skin, seal the edges and fry them. They cost a fraction of what they wanted at the store and I could put anything I wanted in them. Since the rice paper is thinner, try using two of them - that will make it crunchier too!
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@brimia (6588)
• United States
20 Feb 07
These are yummy Banana Chocolate Spring Rolls Serves 4 8 large spring roll wrappers 1/4 cup margarine or butter, melted 4 small bananas, slice lengthwise 1/2 cup dark chocolate, chopped Salt Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease baking tray and set aside. Put 2 spring roll wrappers on a clean surface and brush lightly with melted butter/margarine. Slice bananas in half along the diagonal and place one half in the lower portion of the wrapper. Cover with chocolate. Sprinkle a little salt over the chocolate and top with other banana half. Roll into a tight package. Place finished rolls on a lined baking tray and brush tops and edges with butter. Bake for 5 – 7 minutes.
@JJLoa44 (346)
• Canada
20 Feb 07
When I get them, I definitely go for the whole wrap thing someone else mentioned. I love trying them with various fillings, especially in the summer/spring - there's something about the light airyness of them that just works so well when it's really hot out, and a normal sandwich seems too heavy. I once saw one on tv that had wrapped rice paper around this light (but spicy) salad of rice noodles and some light fancy lettuce with a little sesame oil and chili that I have got to try this summer - it just looked like the ultimate cool treat.
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• Canada
17 Apr 07
I wonder if you couldn't stuff them full of sweets and make dessert springrolls. I'm thinking of some tortilla dishes I had in Arizona at a Mexican restaurant, where I had a tortilla bowl stuffed with deep fried ice cream. That was delicious.