There is a cool story about these tasty Texas Egg Rolls. Doreen used to be a rep I worked with in my previous career, part of her job was to wine and dine us…..hehehehe. We had a favorite place for lunch and we’d always order Texas Egg Rolls, it was our thing. She loved them so much she set out to make them herself. Doreen is now the professional Texas Egg Roll maker for all the parties we go to, if Doreen is there…. she’ll walk in the door with these yummy morsels and they don’t last long. I was thrilled she decided to share this recipe with us here on Spry on Food.
8 ounces cream cheese, room temp
1 cup shredded Mexican style (Cheddar/Jack) cheese
3 small jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
8 egg roll wrappers
1 jar hot pepper jelly
oil for frying
Beat the egg in a small bowl. This will be used to glue the egg roll wrapper closed.
Lay a wrapper on the counter with 1 corner pointing toward you. Place the cheese log near that corner. Wrap the corner around the cheese and roll the whole thing up until the cheese log is level with the 2 sided corner.
At this point fold both side corners to the center. Continue to roll up until almost to the final corner. Use your finger to paint on some of the beaten egg on that corner. Finish rolling to seal the corner to the roll.
In a deep fryer or dutch oven heat your oil to 375 degrees. While your oil is getting hot, put your hot pepper jelly in small sauce pan over low heat to warm. Keep an eye on the jelly. You’re not trying to cook it, just soften it, so it’s more of a liquid form.
When the oil reaches 375, gently slip a few of the egg rolls in the oil. Fry for about 2-3 minutes or until the wrapper is golden brown. When they are done, lift them out with a slotted spoon or spatula and place them on a paper towel lined plate or platter.
Repeat with remaining egg rolls. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before serving. Cut in half or serve whole with the hot pepper jelly.
Recipe & Photos by Doreen
Big thanks to Doreen for not only being the first to respond to me plea for guest bloggers but for bringing us this special snack. Make these! You will LOVE them I promise.