Hubby's only brother and his wife visited us last 4th July weekend. They live in Goshen Indiana, which is only less than half day driving distance, yet we barely see each other. We are all busy, but I think the more exact reason is... hm... brothers thing. For sisters like me and my older sisters, we would visit each other often if we were not thousand miles away. For brothers, no news is a good news, so I was so excited when they visited us.
When they were in our place, I planned on making egg rolls. I wanted to show them that I could make egg roll skin because I'd learned from hubby's grandma when I went home. I thought it would bring back hubby's and his brother's childhood memories. The plan was I made the skin and hubby's brother, who is a good cook, would make the filling. Unfortunately, we had our schedule full during their short visit and didn't have chance to cook together.
The evening after they left, I was still in high gear for making egg rolls. So I gathered all of the ingredients and make these rolls. My second attempt to make the skins was probably slightly better than the previous one. The first skins were too thick, which could be used as towels to clean the kitchen table The rest was fine except some thick patches caused bumpy skins.
What made the egg roll tasted much better was the sauce. Hubby told me that some egg roll sauce tasted like glue (not that he had tasted glue), so he asked if I could make better sauce. While thinking what I could use for the sauce, I remembered some chicken broth I made when I needed boiled chicken breast for choux paste filling. I was happy to have leftover broth because using chicken broth made a big different for the sauce; and guess first topic I brought up the next time I called my mom in-law
Egg Roll Sauce
Ingredients: 350ml chicken broth
2 finely grated garlic
50gr palm sugar
Salt and pepper
1 Tbs tapioca or corn starch dissolved in some water
Using a sauce pan, cook broth, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper until boiled. Add the starch mixture into the pan with low heat. Mix well.