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                                  Cha Gio
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vietnamese                       Appetizers
                 Ceideburg 2
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2                    Tb tree ear mushrooms
    1      cup           Soaked -- roughly chopped
                         thread noodles
    1      pound         Ground pork
      1/2  pound         Chopped shrimp or crabmeat
    1                    Tb fish sauce
    1      teaspoon      Each salt & pepper (white)
    2                    Garlic cloves -- chopped
      1/4  cup           Each chopped red onion & -- chives
    8                    Rounds Rice paper
                         Mint -- basil & coriander
                         Lettuce leaves
                         Cucumber slices
                         -----DIPPING SAUCE-----
      1/4  cup           Minced garlic
      1/2  cup           Fish sauce
      1/3  cup           Lime juice
    1      tablespoon    Sugar
    1      teaspoon      Sa-te oil
 Soak tree ears, set aside bean thread noodles.	Chop pork to a finer consistency,
put it in a bowl and add shrimp or crab, fish sauce, salt, pepper, garlic, onions
and chives.  Drain and dry the tree ears and add them.	Add the bean thread
noodles and blend thoroughly kneading with the hands.
  Brush the rice paper on each side with the beer and set aside.
  Cover with a cloth as you work.  They take a minute or two to soften.
   Put a heaping spoonful of the filling across the bottom third of the rice skin.
  Tuck away from you twice.  Fold the sides over, then continue to roll.  Seal
 with beaten egg and cornstarch.  Fry in oil heated to about 350F until golden. 
 Serve with lettuce leaves, garnishes and dip sauce.
   This is from the “Art of Asian Cooking” by Bruce Cost.  I was fortunate to have
 taken classes from him in Berkeley.
  Posted by Stephen Ceideberg; April 14 1991.
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