Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Marge's 'Egg Rolls'

One of my friends used to make a dish she called Eggrolls, and when she'd bring it to a function, people acted like a horde of locusts, they descended on them and ate every bite.   I don't think she ever had to take any home.  They were gone within minutes.   Marge used to make these for a lot of our get-togethers and they were always a hit.    And since I've promised to share some of the recipes from my friends and also since I needed another dish to bring to Boat Club, I decided to make Marge's Egg Rolls yesterday. 

Marge's Egg RollsHere's the how to make them.

To start with, hard cook some eggs, I did 12 of them.

Make them your way or do as I do.   Place the eggs in a pot, cover with water, place this little guy (Eggsact Egg Timer or here Lux Egg Timer, costs around $5, you can find it in a lot of places, just go ahead and Google it)  in with the eggs, bring to a boil, let cook for a couple of minutes, turn off the burner and let the eggs sit for about 12 minutes.  
If you have one of these nifty timers you can check the progress of the eggs by looking at the timer.   As they cook, the dark ring around the egg shows you how 'cooked' they are.     I love this thing, I think I've had it for more than 15 years, and it's perfect for me.

Drain the water off of the eggs, then shake the pan with the eggs in it to crack the shells,  pour some cold water over them to stop the cooking process.   Let sit for a few minutes, drain them again, peel the eggs and place them in a bowl.

Mash the eggs,

add some salt and pepper, some of the Miracle Whip, about a teaspoon per egg, some minced green onions, I used a small bunch for these eggs.  You just want it moistened, not gloppy.   I didn't measure the Miracle Whip, just added a little at a time. 

   Then mound them on some good quality rolls, sourdough hoagie rolls are best if you can get them.
Marge's Egg Rolls

Top with grated cheese, and a little paprika, place them under the broiler until the cheese melts and becomes bubbly.    Serve, and stand out of the way.    (just kidding, but they are good).
The Egg Rolls, right in the middle, kinda yellow looking here, light wasn't all that great.

And Boat Club was very well attended this month.   We had a wide variety of dishes,

a couple of pasta dishes,

Fried Chicken, roast chicken, a rice and chicken dish,

some wonderful homemade Hummus, a few desserts,

my Eggrolls, a couple of different Devilled Eggs, Beans and I don't remember all the rest of it.  I didn't get pictures of all of  it,  what I do know is that we ran out of counter space for all the food.

We had a great time, and I will be posting the recipe for Layer Cake a little later, ( I need to convert it to English measures.  It's all by weight and volume at the moment.)  

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. The egg rolls sound yummy!! And pretty darned easy!! I've never seen the egg gadget - just ordered 7 of them - if you've used yours for 15 years they must work, so I've ordered one for all the women in my family - no more guessing! Thanks Sid for all the recipes you post here.

  2. They are yummy, at least I think so. And you won't regret the egg gadget. I gave them as gifts to my family one year, and so far as I know they still use them.

  3. thank you sid for posting my recipe and telling every one about the really fun get together we used to have.oh how i miss those great parties and camping trips.fun times.hugssssssssssssssssssssss..miss u guys

    1. You're welcome. I've made these a few times and just like when you made them, they disappear, fast. So glad I found out how to make them from you. Miss you as well.


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