Looking for something different to serve at your next party or pot-luck? Lumpia is a Phillipine pastry stuffed with a savory filling, usually ground meat and spices. Similar to a spring roll, these pastries are usually fried and served with dipping sauce.
I picked up some fresh home-made lumpia from B&C Beignets at (3 lumpia for $2.50) and enjoyed them fresh and hot at home the next day. As a side dish, snack, appetizer, or light lunch with a salad, the tasty bites are delicious day and night.
If you stop by the Market . If you request to buy them uncooked, they will send you home with some dipping sauce. Follow these simple steps to enjoy yours at home:
Fill a deep skillet with 1/2 inch of Canola Oil and heat to approximately 350 degrees.
When oil is pre-heated, place lumpia in the hot oil, not touching or too crowded. Fry for two to three minutes per side, or until golden and crispy, adjust heat accordingly.
Place on a plate covered with paper towels so oil can run-off. Allow to cool slightly, serve hot with dipping sauce.
Tip: If taking to a party, fry lumpia and store on paper towels in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 1 day ahead. Reheat in a single layer on a baking sheet in 350 degree oven at party location. Once reheated, you may want to cut them into smaller pieces to ensure everyone gets some--they go fast!