For some reason what people are calling the “Original Egg Roll” has slipped through the cracks with online recipes. All it is, pretty much, is just a normal egg roll that is dipped in a Chinese Batter before its fried. I’ve researched it a little bit and some claim that the egg roll wrapper is suppose to be a crepe but I’ve had it served both ways. I find using a normal wrapper is much more practical for sealing and they’re fairly cheap so I don’t bother with the extra hassle of making my own.
My experience with Egg Rolls
These Egg Rolls leave little to be desired. Except for the fact that you’ll probably want more. One bite into these crunchy vegetable and pork fried rolls sends me spinning. And because these aren’t made at most Chinese Restaurants anymore, I’m left with making my own and it took me a while to perfect. But now that I’ve got it down, I thought I’d share it with the world. I’ve included my Sweet and Sour sauce and my normal egg roll recipe in the links below, if you’re interested. Also my Chinese Batter is there if you didn’t fully understand the way I make it here.
This Orange Peel Chicken recipe is light and sweet. I made it that way on purpose because the Orange Peel or “Zest” can be quite overwhelming. But to each their own. If you want more in it, by all means, add more. I had some guest’s over when I was filming this though, however, and they loved the way I made it. So consider that into your calculations and just trust my ingredient amounts before you decide. This Orange Peel Chicken recipe can also be used with Shrimp and I highly recommend it.
You will also need a good Chinese Fry batter for this recipe and I’ve got a great one that is so simple. It’s just Self Rising Flour and Water. You can look at the original post by clicking HERE to see the exact ingredient amounts and Video Recipe Tutorial.
Orange Peel Chicken Ingredients:
1 Chicken Breast, long 1/2 inch slices
Chinese Fry Batter (CLICK HERE)
Orange Peel Sauce
1 tsp Orange Peel, diced
1 Green Onion, chopped into scallions
1 cup Pineapple Juice
2 tbsp Sugar
2 tbsp Vinegar
2 tbsp Honey
1 Garlic Clove, chopped
1 tsp Soy
1 tsp Sesame Oil
Squeeze of Lemon Juice
Follow the instructions in the Video Tutorial and enjoy the Orange Peel Chicken.
This Chinese Fry Batter is amazing and it’s the easiest recipe I have posted to date! The genius behind this recipe really is the general simplicity of the whole thing because how diverse this batter really is. I’m talking about a whole spin of dishes this can be used for because it’s that good. I know I say that about most of the recipes I post but I have yet to be challenged on anything I’ve advertised by anyone that has made my food. That being said, start thinking about the possibilities here.
How to use this Fry Batter
First of all, anything Asian, that requires Chinese Fry Batter, can use this recipe; Sweet and Sour Pork, Chicken, Honey Shrimp, Orange Peel or Sesame Chicken, the original Egg Roll (egg rolls that are dipped in batter then fried), Firecracker Shrimp. The list goes on and on. And, when I say ON, I mean Southern Style Fried Oreo’s, Cheesecake and Candy Bars. I’ve even figured out how to turn this Chinese Fry Batter into amazing Corn Dog Batter! So watch for videos like these in the very near future, because these treats are served at City, County and State fairs all over the country.