Cabbage and Carrot Eggroll-overs

Egg Rolls

The egg roll meets the turnover. These roll-overs are delicious.

Cabbage and Carrot Eggroll-overs 

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Note: Two sheets from a 17.3‑ounce package of puff pastry may be stacked, folded and rolled together as a substitute for the 14 ounce package recommended in this recipe, though there will be some extra pastry

Egg Rolls


  • 2 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoon water
  • 1 small red Thai bird chili (thinly sliced crosswise, optional)
  • 2 clove garlic (peeled & minced, separated)
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil (divided)
  • 1 tablespoon Asian fish sauce
  • 1 lime (juice only)
  • 3 tablespoon sambal oelek (or similar Asian style chili paste)
  • 2 tablespoon minced fresh mint leaves
  • 2 green onions (white, light green & some dark green parts, thinly sliced, about ½ cup loosely packed)
  • ½ teaspoon whole mustard seeds
  • ½ cabbage (sliced slaw style, about 4 cups loosely packed)
  • 2 coarsely grated carrots (about 1 cup, moderately packed)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt (plus more for sprinkling)
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 (14 oz) package frozen all-butter puff pastry (thawed in the refrigerator)
  • 1 egg yolk (mixed with 1 teaspoon water as egg wash)
  • 2 teaspoon black sesame seeds


Add water, brown sugar and as many of the Thai bird chili slices as you like to a small sauce pan set over medium-high heat. Swirl the pan occasionally until the liquid has thickened somewhat, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; stir half the minced garlic, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, fish sauce, lime juice, chili paste and mint leaves. Set aside.

Place oven rack in center position. Heat oven to 400 degrees F.

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a medium-sized sauté pan set over medium-high heat. Add green onion, remaining minced garlic and mustard seeds stirring until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add cabbage, carrot, and ½ teaspoon salt to pan. Sauté stirring occasionally until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in stock and continue stirring occasionally until the pan is nearly dry, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to come to room temperature. May be made up to 8 hours ahead to this point kept covered and refrigerated.

On a lightly floured work surface use a lightly floured rolling pin to roll out puff pastry to a 10-by-15-inch rectangle, a scant ¼‑inch thick. Using a paring knife and a straight edge trim edges neatly and cut into six 5‑inch squares.

Spoon a generous ¼ cup vegetable mixture across the lower third of each puff pastry square, leaving a ½‑inch border along the bottom and both sides. Fold both sides inward covering the filling about ½‑inch. Then roll the bottom edge up and over the filling like a jelly roll, creating a 4‑inch tube about 2 ½‑inches in diameter. Place the filled rollovers seam-side down onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake in heated oven until puffed and golden brown, about 20 minutes. Serve warm with Sweet Chili Sauce on the side.