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Oysters Rockefeller Egg Rolls

Oysters Rockefeller is a classic, elegant and timeless appetizer from New Orleans. I love the flavor but wanted to try it in another of my favorite appetizers: egg rolls. I think the combination is a winner. —Renee Murby, Johnston, Rhode Island
  • Total Time
    Prep:35 min. Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 bacon strips, chopped
  • 2 cans (8 ounces) whole oysters, drained and patted dry
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 10 egg roll wrappers
  • 1 large egg
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Optional: seafood cocktail sauce and lemon wedges

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat, stirring often, until crisp, about 5 minutes; drain, reserving drippings in skillet. Place flour in a shallow dish. Sprinkle oysters with salt and cayenne pepper; toss in flour. Cook in reserved drippings until golden brown, 3-4 minutes; drain.
  • Wipe out skillet. In same skillet, cook shallot, garlic and parsley in canola oil over medium heat until shallot is tender, 2-3 minutes. Add spinach and lemon zest; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, 2-3 minutes. Transfer spinach mixture to a bowl; stir in oysters and bacon.
  • In a small bowl, whisk egg and 1 teaspoon water. Brush edges of an egg roll wrapper. Place ¼ cup oyster mixture in the center; fold bottom corner over filling. Fold sides over filling toward center; roll up tightly to seal. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.
  • In an electric skillet, heat ½ in. of canola oil to 375°. Fry egg rolls until golden brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. If desired, serve with cocktail sauce and lemon wedges.
Nutrition Facts
1 egg roll: 299 calories, 18g fat (3g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 427mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 10g protein.

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