Treat your family for an Asian-inspired meal with this Inside Out Egg Roll recipe. This savory meal is super easy to make – no rolling or wrapping required!
You haven’t really been to a Filipino fiesta or party if you haven’t tried the lumpia, our version of the popular egg rolls.
Fried to perfection, these little crunchy appetizers are a staple in every Filipino’s gathering. Filled with ground meat (usually pork), mixed vegetables (julienned carrots, cabbage, bean sprouts, and hearts of palm) and wrapped in thinly made egg wrap, they’re deep fried and served warm.
Although they can be eaten as they are, they are often served with different dipping sauces. It can be vinegar with crushed garlic (my favorite), banana ketchup, chili-garlic sauce, or Mang Tomas, a gravy-like sauce that also goes well with roasted pig (lechon).
This Inside Out Egg Roll recipe is my take on the popular lumpia, without the wrapper. It has the same savory, Asian taste without the need for rolling or wrapping.
Ingredients for making this unstuffed egg roll
To make this egg roll skillet, you will need the following:
Lean ground turkey
I often use 93 percent lean ground turkey but 85 percent lean also works well.
To save time, you can use the packaged coleslaw mix from the store.
For an added crunch and hint of sweetness, julienned carrots are added. Feel free to use the pre-cut ones from the store if you don’t have the time to prep.
Hearts of palm
This what gives it a Filipino touch. Adding the hearts of palm give this egg roll skillet recipe a hint of tartness, which complements the mild saltiness to it.
If you don’t have it, you may add a small amount of rice vinegar instead.
Olive oil and seasonings
The seasonings and spices you need for this recipe include white onion, garlic, ginger stir-in paste, low sodium soy sauce, salt, and pepper.
You will also need chopped green onion for serving/garnishing.
How to make this egg roll in a bowl with ground turkey
Step 1. In a large skillet or wok, heat the olive oil and sauté the white onion. Once the onion is translucent, add the stir-in ginger paste and the garlic.
Step 2. Add the ground turkey, season with salt and pepper. Break it apart and season with salt and pepper.
Step 3. Add the veggies. When the turkey is almost done (still a little bit pink), add the carrots and shredded cabbage. Season with soy sauce and mix thoroughly.
Once the carrots and cabbage are cooked to your liking (I like mine slightly undercooked to still have that crunch), add the hearts of palm and mix thoroughly.
Serve with chopped green onion.
What to serve it with
This egg roll in a bowl with ground turkey can be eaten as it is. This also goes well with anything starchy such as rice or with tortilla wrap (yum!).
Storing this egg roll in a bowl
This egg roll in a bowl should be stored in an airtight container. It can last in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Calories per serving
Each serving (about 1/2 cup) of this inside out egg roll is 124 calories. This serving size has a total fat of 5.7 grams, carbohydrates of 5 grams, fiber of 1.4 grams, and protein of 13.8 grams.
Note: This nutrition information is just an estimate, provided by an app. Please read our full Nutrition Disclaimer here.
Inside Out Egg Roll
- 3 tsp olive oil extra virgin
- 1 cup white onion chopped
- 5 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tsp ginger stir-in paste
- 3 lbs lean ground turkey
- 5 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 3 cups carrots julienned
- 4 cups cabbage shredded
- 1 16-oz can hearts of palm rinsed and drained
- salt and pepper to taste
- green onions (for garnishing)
- In a large skillet or wok, heat the olive oil and saute the white onion until translucent. Add the minced garlic and stir-in ginger paste.
- Add the ground turkey, break it apart, and season with salt and pepper.
- When the turkey is halfway cooked, add the julienned carrots and shredded cabbage. Season with soy sauce and mix thoroughly.
- Once the carrots and cabbage are cooked according to your liking, add the hearts of palm.
- Sprinkle with chopped green onion and serve warm.
Nutrition InformationPlease read our Nutrition Disclaimer here. 124 calories/serving (Serving Size: 1/2 cup) Total Fat 5.7 g | Sat. Fat 1.4 g | Cholesterol 44.7 mg | Sodium 223 mg | Carb. 5 g | Fiber 1.4 g | Sugar 2.1 g | Protein 13.8 g
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