Sunday, January 18, 2009

Chili's eat your heart out!

Whenever we happen to go eat at Chili's or Applebees I order the Southwestern Egg Rolls. They are absolutely di-vine!
Well, just this last week I was craving an Arby's melt and noticed they have Southwestern Mini Egg Rolls, so I had to get those.
I don't know if it's because I'm pregnant, but since then, all I want to eat are those egg rolls! It's seriously the only food I can think about!! I've bought them a couple times since (I know... super healthy right! Haha) and it's become a rather expensive craving.
So...
I decided to try to make them myself! You can get the recipe here and we made them last night. They actually turned out pretty yummy. Not exactly the same, but I'm willing to perfect that because they are simply heaven in my mouth!
I had never deep fried anything at home and it was actually pretty easy. Here's our version of the tasty dish. (Our egg roll rolling needs perfecting too.)They're pretty big so quadrupling the 5 serving recipe was a bad idea because I can only eat one for a meal. (What was I thinking?!?) If you feel like making the recipe bigger than what the original recipe makes, I wouldn't cook them all in one night. If you decide to make a bunch at once, just store them in the fridge or freezer until you're ready to fry them because they don't taste as good reheated. At least not in the microwave...maybe they will in the oven.
Oh and you have to have them with the sauce! I think it makes the dish. The sauce I used last night was the extra chili lime ranch sauce I had from Arby's (they give you two with your order), but I'm going to find a recipe to make a similar sauce in the next few days, so I'll let you know what I find.

5 comments:

  1. looks pretty good!! I remember with Rylie all I wanted was boiled eggs and deviled eggs. I would get irritated when people wanted to eat my deviled eggs. Ha ha pregnancy is weird. =)

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  2. They look great! I might have to try the recipe. They sound yummy!

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  3. they look good. aren't you the little cook now a days.

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  4. I love those egg rolls too. I have to get them if I go to Chili's. I've been wanting to make them lately. Are the Arby's egg rolls any good or anything like the chili ones?

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It's the cool thing to do.