This summer seems to be slipping through my finger tips.  School starts next week, and we’ve only got two weeks to go before Labor Day.  I told Tony that I wouldn’t be surprised if we started seeing Halloween candy in the stores soon!

So my unofficial WI has me at 161, which is still down 12 pounds but I need to kick it into high gear to finish out the challenge strong.  I would love to lose 4 pounds these next two weeks – just need to stay on plan and focus.

When I was at the grocery store I asked if they had frozen egg rolls because I couldn’t find them.  When the clerk sent me to the produce section, I realized he thought I meant egg roll wrappers, and the more I thought about it, I thought I could make egg rolls from scratch.

Holy cow, are these good.  I put the recipe into eTools and they come out to 3 points per egg roll – even thought I deep fried them because it holds the oil temperature, they are not greasy at all.  So if you want to get technical and add the oil into the mix, I would say each egg roll is 3.5 points.

My filling started to take shape after I bought this at my local dollar store:

Pork Egg Rolls

  • 8 ounces ground pork
  • 3 cups cole slaw mix
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Frank’s hot sauce chili sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • pinches of salt and pepper

Heat pan over medium heat – add garlic and pork and cook until no longer pink.  Add remaining ingredients and cook for just a couple minutes – you still want the cole slaw mix to have a bit of crunch to it.

I measured out the filling and divided the mixture by 8 – so each roll got 2.6 ounces of filling.

I used 2 tablespoons of egg white to seal the edges.

Then a quick 2 minute dip in the deep fryer.  I guess you could bake them – if I baked them I would do an egg wash over the outside to get a crispy crust.

Now I wonder how I’ll be able to reheat these – maybe in my toaster oven?

Tony just made me a gorgeous breakfast – off to eat and read the Sunday paper.  I didn’t wake up until 10:30 this morning – my body must still think i am on vacation!

Enjoy your Sunday!