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New Year Rolls

Dim Sum and Other Snack Foods

New Year Rolls
3 Tablespoons flour
1 Tablespoon corn oil
1/4 pound shrimp, minced
1 egg white
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1 piece of fresh bean curd skin
1 ounce of fa choi, soaked in four cups of water for half an hour
1 scallion, tied in a knot
1 Tablespoon Chinese rice wine
1 cup condensed chicken broth
1 stalk Chinese celery cut into four-inch pieces
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 cup corn oil
1. Mix flour with one-third of a cup water. Then add the oil and stir this batter well before setting it aside for ten minutes. Stir it again when ready to use it.
2. Mix shrimp with egg white, salt, and sesame oil and set aside. And cut the bean curd skin into six inch by four-inch pieces, and set that aside.
3. Drain fa choi and put it into four cups of boiling water with the chicken broth, scallion, and the rice wine and simmer for twenty minutes, then drain well and squeeze out all the water.
4. Put one-third of the shrimp paste on a bean curd square. Put one-third of the fa choi on that and the celery on one edge, then roll the bean curd skin around this mixture , seal the edge with water putting it on a plate, seam down, while making the other two rolls. Cut each roll into three pieces, dip into batter and fry until golden brown, then serve.

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