Spring rolls have a thin and almost translucent flour wrapper but are rarely fried, while egg rolls have a thicker wrapping and are almost always fried. Spring rolls are traditionally Chinese, while egg rolls are more of an American addition to Chinese cuisine.
Egg rolls found their place in America through 19th century railroad workers. Restaurants wanted to find a way to accommodate Chinese immigrant railworkers as well as American workers. This led to an increase in so-called "fusion cuisine" that combined American cooking methods and pallets with Chinese ideas. The egg roll was one of the first, and the most popular, results of this combination.Learn More
The source of the name "egg roll" is unknown. Spring rolls, the Chinese snack upon which egg rolls are based, do not contain eggs in the wrapping or filling. The name may come from an unrelated Chinese dish in which a filling is rolled up in a small omelet. The American egg roll wrapper contains a small amount of egg, so that may be the source of the name.Full Answer >
Some ways to separate egg yolks from the whites include using your hands as a sieve or strainer, using a clean plastic bottle to suction out the egg yolks from a bowl of cracked eggs and using a plastic egg yolk separator to catch the yolk. The simplest way is to use your hands as a strainer to catch the yolks.Full Answer >
According to FoodSubs.com, 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise can be used for each egg called for in a recipe. Mayonnaise can also substitute for both oil and eggs in certain boxed cake recipes.Full Answer >
Both bruschetta and crostini are Italian appetizers based on bread, but the main differences between the two are the type of bread used and the preparation method. The bread used for crostini is finer than that used for bruschetta. In addition, crostini are usually smaller than bruschetta.Full Answer >