Rolls of a Pizza Type- A Fryday Night Adventure
This was what the Food It Yourself Garden looked like last night.
We are in the midst of a two day Winter Weather Event; specifically the type of event that used to be called an ice storm. Yes, it is officially springtime on the calendar. That’s New England, though. The damp chill put Mr. Food It Yourself and me in the mood for some high-calorie eats. After a short discussion we decided on pizza rolls. Did you know there is a difference between nutritional splurges and junk food? It is true. I could have strolled through the freezer section of my local grocery store and picked up a bag of pizza rolls made out of the following:
I could have bought the frozen junk food, but you all know I would not have because that is not how we DIYeters roll, pizza or otherwise. What I did pick up were some egg roll wrappers:
Some high quality pepperoni:
And some store brand, on sale, low-fat string cheese:
I also picked up a jar of store brand, weekly special, tomato sauce for dipping:
Here is how it all went together.
Mr. Food It Yourself and I like pepperoni pizzas, but we also like veggies. As usual, keeping a DIYet let us customize our food.
After the rolls were rolled, Mr. Food It Yourself heated up The Big Skillet (yes, the one I used for his birthday cake two weeks ago) with some grape seed oil. You can find instructions on line for baking crispy egg rolls, but this night was about decadence and ingesting calories for warmth. Turn up the volume when you watch this:
The pepperoni rolls were amazing. Spending a little more money on the expensive cured meat was the right choice. The pepper and onion version was also well received. If I make these again I might add some mushroom as well. Mr. Food It Yourself tried a spinach and anchovy roll; he did not like the spinach.
The super cool thing about having egg roll wrapper skills? You can stuff them with anything. Here are some other ideas-
Bill, Judy, Sarah and Kaitlin are a culinary super family who write The Woks of Life blog. They posted this take-out copycat recipe a few years back.
How about taco egg rolls? Janelle at Num’s the Word has a recipe for that.
Not up for frying, but want some Philly cheesesteak egg rolls? Ashley at Wishes and Dishes has you covered with a baked version.
Seriously, pick a search engine, type in the name of a food followed by “egg roll recipe” and there is a good chance you will find what you are looking for. Even better, you can try to work out your dream recipes yourself. Give it a try! Also, please share your ideas in the comments section. I still have some wrappers in the fridge…
Every DIYet, every diet for that matter, needs a little wiggle room. Mr. Food It Yourself and I eat our share of vegetable-packed soups, calorie conscious casseroles, whole grains, lean proteins, and delicately steamed veggies. Sometimes we eat fried things with cheese. Remember that enjoying a treat does not require you to turn to pre-packed frozen food products.