Nem Nuong Cuon Spring Rolls with Grilled Pork Patties

nem nuong cuon

Happy Memorial Day weekend! I have a sister now serving in Iraq as well as cousins in the military and I know they miss home made Vietnamese food dearly! We send them pho instant noodles when we can but I know she loves nem nuong cuon so this is a tribute to her and all the men and women in the military service protecting our country and freedom. May God bless and bring them home safely.

nem nuong cuon

Last week, we posted our nem nuong recipe and emphasized its versatility and used it for nem nuong sliders and bun nem nuong and banh mi nem nuong. Our other favorite way to eat nem nuong is nem nuong cuon (spring rolls with grilled pork patties). This is a an amazingly fresh way to enjoy the grilled pork and all you have to add are spring roll wrappers, fresh herbs, and optional fried egg roll wrapper for a delcious crunch. Now you know why we always have nem nuong in our freezer–delicious and refreshing nem nuong cuon can be made in no time.

nem nuong cuon

Enjoy!! Also check out our nem nuong sliders and bun (vermicelli) nem nuong and banh mi nem nuong.

Nem Nuong Cuon Spring Rolls with Grilled Pork Patties

Nem nuong is a delicious garlicky pork sausage that's grilled and can be eaten in a noodle bowl or rolled.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Vietnamese
Keyword: nem nuong, pork, spring roll
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 348kcal
Author: Hong and Kim

Ingredients

Nem Nuong

  • 2 lbs. pork finely ground
  • 2 tbs garlic finely minced
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tbs salt
  • 1/2 tbs pepper ground
  • 4 tsp baking powder alsa brand single acting
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 ts red food coloring or 1 tsp nuoc mau optional and found in most asian groceries or make your own

Nem Nuong Cuon

  • 1 package of rice paper wrapper 3 bamboo or 3 ladies brand
  • 1 wheat egg roll wrappers small square or large cut in quarters
  • 1 ts corn or tapioca starch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Lettuce
  • cucumbers thinly sliced rectangles (about 1 x 3 inches)
  • pickled carrots and daikon
  • mint
  • chives
  • basil
  • perilla
  • Nuoc mam cham
  • For Fried Egg Roll Wrappers

Instructions

Nem Nuong:

  • Combine pork, garlic, salt, pepper and sugar in mixing of a bowl of a stand mixer bowl and mix well with a paddle until it becomes slightly tacky. In separate smaller bowl, combine baking powder, water, drop of red food coloring or caramel syrup (this adds a very nice color to the pork when grilled) and stir as it will fluff and foam.
  • Fold the baking powder mixture into the meat and slowly mix again until its incorporated. It be smooth and tacky and slightly sticky. Chill for at least 21 hour. Keep a bowl of water handy and keep your hands moist for easy handling.Form into sausages about the 5 inches in length. Once formed, you can grill right away or refrigerate and chill when ready.
  • Pan grill about 4-5 min per side. If you plan to grill on an outdoor grill, form patties around the skewer like a kebab.

Fried Egg Roll Wrappers:

  • Make a paste using the corn/tapioca starch and water. Roll the wheat egg roll wrappers into small tight cigars and seal with paste. Fry until golden brown, drain and set aside.

Nem Nuong Cuon

Nutrition

Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 735mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 8IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 139mg | Iron: 1mg
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