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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

SFoodie: Attention Low-Carb Freaks - Chicken Caesar Springrolls

Posted By on Tue, Sep 11, 2007 at 3:48 PM

Chef John from Food Wishes, former CCA teacher, brings us an easy, badass new recipe every week day. Thanks, John. -d2

I know it sounds like something off a Denny's menu, but these just may be the ultimate low-carb wraps!

By Chef John from Food Wishes Video Recipes

There are certain magical food products that are just too good to be true. Rice paper, or springroll skins, is one of them. While many of you have enjoyed these at various Asian restaurants, I bet most of you have never tried to use these at home. There’s no need for a long winded post today. What you see, is what you get. Simply dampen the…

rice paper and roll up some lettuce, and strips of meat and/or veggies.

These are very easy to make once you get the hang of how long to soak the paper. Since these translucent “skins” are so cheap, it’s ok to practice on a few to get the technique down. Once you do, you have an incredibly versatile wrapper for an infinite number of fillings. These are easily found in the Asian section of any large chain super market. As far as low-carb alternative to tortillas and flatbreads, these rice paper skins are like a millionth of an inch thick, and as I joked in the clip, I’m not even sure you can measure the carbs! Although, I’m sure someone will, and post a comment on the site.

If you are making a bunch of these, you can store them wrapped in damp paper towels. Just don’t stack too many on top of each other and you can keep them in the fridge for a few hours and they should be fine.

CLICK HERE to watch the Video, as well as get this recipe's ingredients and amounts.

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