Yellow Leek and Pork Spring Roll

Name: Nan (Julia) Zhu
Class Year: 2014
Country of Residence: Hong Kong SAR, China

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Yellow Leek and Pork Spring Roll

Serves 4. Takes approx. 30 minutes.


1/3 lb. Chinese yellow leek
1/4 lb. grounded pork
1/2 teaspoon salt and a pinch of sugar
1/2 tablespoon corn starch
16 spring roll wrapper


  1. Chop leek into small bites, mix it with grounded pork in a large bowl 
  2. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, a pinch of sugar, and 1/2 tablespoon corn starch into the filling and mix evenly 
  3. Thaw frozen spring roll wrapper at room temperature and get one sheet at a time
  4. Put 2 tablespoon leek and pork mixture on the center of the wrapper diagonally 
  5. Fold it like an envelope and use water to help glue the edge
  6. Use a small cooking pot, add oil to 1-2 inch deep. Use medium heat to heat the oil
  7. Place spring rolls (the number depends on the size of the frying pot) to the oil, fry 1-2 minutes or until the bottom side turns golden color, flip to fry the other side for 1-2 minutes or until it turns golden color
  8. Take out and put to a plate, let them cool down a little bit, serve fresh.


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