Philly Cheesesteak Eggrolls
- 6 eggroll wrappers
- ½ lb. beef (thinly sliced, deli meat-thin)
- ¼ white onion (thinly sliced, think paper-thin)
- ½ green bell pepper (thinly sliced and core/seeds removed)
- 1 egg
- - Provolone cheese (a few slices)
- - salt and pepper to taste
- - oil for frying (I use Canola)
- In a bowl, beat an egg (keep it nearby for sealing the eggrolls shut)
- Lay out your eggroll wrappers, then lay out some thinly-sliced meat, sprinkle on some onions and peppers, and break up some provolone to place along the length of the wrapper horizontally about an inch from the bottom of the wrapper and with about 1/2 inch of space on the left and right sides.
- Dip your finger into the beaten egg and run it along the very topmost edge of the wrapper so that it’ll seal well when you have entirely rolled up the eggroll.
- Fold the left and right sides inwards vertically over the top of the fillings, then (still holding the left and right sides down as you roll) roll the bottom of the wrapper up and over the fillings horizontally. This tucks all sides (left, right, and bottom) into the roll as you roll it upwards. Try to roll the eggroll as tightly as possible as you roll up towards the top so that the fillings and the wrapper don’t have a lot of empty space between them. Roll upwards until you’ve rolled the eggroll entirely shut and the egg yolk/water-lined side is stuck to the eggroll at the very end.
- Heat up about an inch deep of oil in a heavy skillet.
- Fry your eggrolls on both sides in the skillet until they turn golden brown like in the picture. Because everything inside the eggroll is very thinly sliced, the few minutes it takes to fry the eggroll to this golden color are enough to cook the meat and the onions/peppers inside (and melt the cheese). The beef cooking inside the eggroll means the fillings will be flavored with the tasty meat juices. Yum!
- Let them cool on a wire rack with paper towels under it (to soak up any falling oil) and slice in half for easy plating. Serve as-is or with a dip of your choice.