Sunday, January 30, 2011

Kickin' Kraut Rolls and Super Samosas

Armed with some egg roll wrappers, I went to town over the past month.  I bought the egg roll wrappers to make my Mother's idea for a Polish quick and easy appetizer.  Sauer kraut rolled up in an egg roll and fried.  I served it with duck sauce.  I have to tell you that when that sour taste hits the sweet taste of the sauce there is quite and explosion in your mouth.  So delicious.  I could have these over and over again.
However, after having fried 3 cans of sauer kraut down and filling egg roll wrappers I still had some leftover wrappers.  I certainly did not feel like frying up more kraut.  So a few days later I had an idea to use them for samosa wrappers.  This is the first time I have made samosas. I know the texture of the wrapper is a bit different but I tell you it was no less delicious than the restaurants version of samosa. In fact the flavoring in this particular recipe of filling was a total winner.

Kickin' Kraut Rolls
Recipe/idea courtesy of Mom

3 cans of sauer kraut
1 package of egg roll wrappers
duck sauce for dipping (next time I think I will concoct some sweet beet dipping sauce to make them even more Polish like)

Fry sauer kraut down until most of the moisture has been released and kraut is golden.  Roll cooled kraut in egg rolls and fry or bake (I have done both).  Serve warm with dip.  Enjoy.

Super Samosas

egg roll wrappers

Samosa filling:
To learn how to roll samosas into handy triangles watch this video.

2 1/2 cups potatoes (boiled until just tender)
2/3 cup peas
2 tablespoons oil or ghee
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 teaspoon armchur/ mango powder
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder

In a large frying pan heat ghee, add cumin seeds and wait until they crack and pop a little.  Add the remainder of the spices and heat one minute.  Add potatoes, cover and cook five minutes. Remove from heat and stir in peas.

Cut egg roll wrappers in half and roll according to the instructions in the video linked above.


Joanne said...

These seem super perfect for the superbowl! I'll def be giving them a go.

vanillasugar said...

oh my gosh please send me these. as much as i love sweets and stuff i adore fried egg roll like thingees way more. ohh i am so loving these.

Jacqueline said...

Lori, I am really struggling to read your blog, don't know if it is just on Mozilla, but it seems to have really shrunk and is difficult to read. This is a hardship for me as I love visiting your blog :(

Lori said...

Jacqueline- Thank you.
I dont know why it is smaller. I have not changed anything. I am thinking it may be your browser or an actual setting on your computer. Have you tried a different browser?

Shelby said...

Sounds wonderful! I would love to try the Kraut Rolls. Samosas are a real favorite of mine when I eat at an Indian place. Your filling looks oh so yummy!

Mary said...

Lorie, these both look wonderful and when I get a moment I want to give them both a try. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

kat said...

I am so making those Kraut rolls for my next family gathering, they'll got nuts for them! We always grate a potato into our kraut so I may try that addition to the filling.

Chow and Chatter said...

thanks for the sweet comment on my blog wow samosa love this

grace said...

kraut is not nice to me, but those samosas sound delightful!

Murasaki Shikibu said...

Sounds like a great idea for people who like sauerkraut. It would make good football/soccer finger food.

Robin Sue said...

I love samosas and I even have mango powder! There is a little Indian grocer nearby my hair dresser's that has really good samosas on Fridays so I try to get my haircuts scheduled for Friday just have have some!