Recipes

Five Easy Dishes Made with Egg Roll Wrappers

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I like to say that the Chinese and the Italians have an ongoing feud. Did Marco Polo bring pasta to the Chinese, or did he bring it back from China to Italy? Ever since a 4000 year-old bowl of noodles was discovered in a Chinese tomb it seems that China has the better claim. On one level an egg roll wrapper is flour and water, and maybe a little egg, depending on the manufacturer. On another level it's a noodle. It's also a mini pizza crust, the bottom of an hors d'oeuvre tostada, or a chimichanga wrapper. I can't read Chinese, so it's possible the characters on the front of the package actually say, "There's a party in here."

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