Lumpia has been one of my favorite Filipino food. For those of you who are not familiar, it is a kind of egg roll stuffed with ground pork. Dynamite lumpia involves long green chili pepper. It is the spicy version. Think about making lumpia with stuffed pepper. It is insanely awesome!
I recommend this appetizer dish to those who enjoy eating spicy food. It can be enjoyed more with a dip. Filipino’s love it with either sweet banana ketchup, soy sauce with calamansi (or ponzu), and sweet and sour sauce. Sriracha Mayonnaise is one of my favorite dipping sauce for this lumpia version.
Aside from being an appetizer, this can also be enjoyed as a main dish. Eat it with white rice on the side, or with pancit.
A good alternative to ground pork is ground chicken. It has less fat and also has a good amount of protein. Ground turkey works too.
How to Cook Dynamite Lumpia
Making this dish is easier than you think. It might involve some preparation, but it is something that even beginners can do as long as you watch the video below and follow the recipe step-by-step.
First is to prepare the meat filling. Saute onion and garlic before adding the ground pork. Make sure to cook the pork until it turns medium brown. Ins short, we need it thoroughly cooked. Season with salt and pepper according to your preference.
Next is to prepare the chili pepper by removing the seeds. Do this by creating a slit on one side that extends from top to bottom. Gently open the pepper through the slit and scrape the seeds using a small spoon.
Stuff the pepper with the pork mixture and add a piece of sliced cheese on top. Wrap each piece of pepper with lumpia wrapper. It will help if you watch the video below so that you can get an idea on how to do it. Deep fry until golden brown.
Try this yummy lumpia recipe. Happy Cooking!
- 12 pieces long green pepper
- 12 pieces lumpia wrapper
- 3 ounces cheddar cheese
- 1/2 lb. ground pork
- 1 piece onion chopped
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 cups cooking oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Prepare the filling by heating oil in a pan. Saute onion and garlic. Once the onion softens, add ground pork. Continue to saute until pork turns medium brown. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from the pan and let it cool down.
- Open the chili pepper by slicing one side lengthwise from top to bottom. Scrape the seeds of the pepper.
- Stuff the cooked pork into each pepper. Top with cheese. Wrap each stuffed pepper in lumpia wrapper. Do this by laying the wrapper flat on a wide plate. Place the stuffed pepper on the lower part of the wrapper. with the stem end sticking out Fold the wrapper to cover the pepper and then roll it up gradually. Fold the side opposite to the stem end inwards to secure the pepper, and then continue to roll all throuout. Seal by brushing the end of the wrapper with water and then press against the lumpia to secure. Set aside.
- Heat oil in a wok or a cooking pot. Deep-fry the dynamite lumpia in medium heat until the wrapper turns golden brown in color. Remove from the wok and place on a plate lined with paper towel. You can also let it stand on one end for the excess oil to drip.
- Serve with either sweet and sour sauce, banana ketchup, or ponzu.