Lovely Lumpia Recipe

Lumpia is a Filipino version of egg rolls and a popular Asian appetizer or side dish. It’s also a yummy finger food for any party! Check out my simple recipe below…

Makes 50 lumpia pieces
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes




1 pound ground pork
1 pound ground turkey
1 medium onion, minced
1 cup minced carrots
1 cup minced green beans
1 cup minced cabbage
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups vegetable oil for frying
Lumpia wrappers for wrapping
Cornstarch paste to seal the lumpia
Cornstarch paste
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons cornstarch



1. In a large skillet over medium heat, pour 1 teaspoon sesame oil. Cook ground pork and turkey until brown. Remove from the pan and set aside in a large bowl. In the same pan, heat, remaining sesame oil, then sauté onions. Add carrots, green beans and cabbage. Season with soy sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Remove from pan after 2 minutes and add mixture in the large bowl. Mix the meat and vegetables well. Set aside until cool enough to handle.


2. To make the cornstarch paste – boil 1/2 water and add cornstarch. Mix until a thick clear paste forms, Set aside to cool.

3.  Place three tablespoons of the filling diagonally near one corner of each wrapper, leaving a 1 1/2 inch space at both ends. Fold the side along the length of the filling over the filling, tuck in both ends, and roll neatly. Keep the roll tight as you assemble. Moisten the other side of the wrapper with the cornstarch paste to seal the edge. Cover the rolls with plastic wrap to retain moisture.


4. Heat a heavy skillet over medium heat, add oil to 1/2 inch depth, and heat for 5 minutes. Slide 4 or 5 lumpia rolls into the oil. Fry the rolls for 1 to 2 minutes, until all sides are golden brown. Drain on paper towels.

Serve with sweet ‘n sour or Asian chili sauce.
About the Author: 
Janice is a military spouse who lives in Stuttgart with her family. She enjoys getting off post and exploring Germany with her family. And blogging.

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