The ingredients are quite simple and the method is as well. The real time spent is prepping the rolls and then cooking them. Make the dipping sauce a few hours in advance, if at all possible. It is delicious after an hour in the fridge. It is even better after a full day in the fridge.
Chicken Cordon Bleu Eggrolls
recipe makes approximately 1 dozen small eggrolls
4 ounces black forest ham, sliced deli thin and then chopped into 1/4" pieces
4 ounces Swiss or Havarti cheese, sliced deli thin and then chopped into 1/4" pieces
1 package spring roll wrappers
1 egg, beaten
2 cups coconut oil, or flavorless cooking oil of your choice
Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce
In a medium size bowl, combine the chicken, ham and cheese pieces and stir to mix thoroughly. Separate the spring roll wrappers and set aside. Beat the egg in a small bowl and set aside as well.
Place a single wrapper on a large plate and scoop a heaping tablespoon of the mixture into the center of it. Roll from the corner in and fold in the sides as you go. Dip a finger in the beaten egg and seal the edge with egg. Set aside on a clean plate. Repeat until all of the eggrolls have been made.
FRYING INSTRUCTIONS: In a heavy weight sauce pan, heat the oil. For my stove, medium high works best. The oil should never be hot enough to smoke, but it should be hot enough to sizzle when you place an eggroll in the oil. Cook the eggrolls in batches, turning them as needed in the shallow oil. Remove the eggrolls using your tongs and set aside to drain slightly on a wire rack over a pan or on a paper towel lined plate.
BAKING INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place the rolls on a silicone lined baking sheet (or grease the metal baking sheet). Brush the rolls lightly with oil and then place in the oven. Turn the rolls over after 10 minutes cooking and bake about 5 minutes more, or until they are golden brown.
Let rest for a few minutes before eating. The cheese will be very hot. Serve warm with Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce. Enjoy!