Way back when in Once Upon a Time time, I used to work for this small restaurant you have probably never heard of called The Cheesecake Factory. Before I started working there, Hubby and I were obsessed with their Avocado Eggrolls. After my second day working there, I dryheaved carrying them out to tables. You know how burnt out you can get on certain food after awhile? And I wasn’t even eating them. It was the smell that did it! Damn you, olfactory senses!!
Anyway, within a few weeks, I was burnt out on 200 seperate menu items. That being said, enough time has passed since my darker days as a server at the place that shall not be named. And now I’m craving them again. No, not that kind of craving. (better not be) So after some thinking and google-ing, I mastered the recipe. Here it is peeps!
Hubby’s note: Avocado + Fried + Cashew Sauce = Happy Hubby. The Cashew sauce is amazing. If I could figure out a way to get it through the IV tube into my arm, I might try it.
1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, & diced
2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped red onions
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1 dash salt
4 egg roll wrappers
1 egg, beaten
Oil for deep-frying
1/4 cup olive oil
4 teaspoons white vinegar
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup honey
1 pinch turmeric
1/2 cup chopped cashews
2/3 cup fresh cilantro
2 garlic cloves
2 green onions
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Combine vinegars and honey in a microwave safe bowl. Stir until honey has dissolved completely. Microwave for 1 minute. Using a blender or food processor, puree cashews, cilantro, garlic, onions, sugar, pepper, and cumin. Pour oil into the mixture while the food processor is running. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Stir together avocado, tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and salt. Distribute filling evenly on the center of each egg roll wrapper. Fold one corner up, 1/4 of the way over the filling. Brush the remaining corners and edges with beaten egg, roll up the left and right side, then fold top corner over all and press to seal. Repeat! Deep-fry the egg rolls in for 3-4 minutes, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Slice egg rolls diagonally in half and serve with the prepared dipping sauce.
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