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    Default Egg Roll Wrappers- Stretching the Food Dollar

    Surely you've noticed the price of flour and eggs. They're going up, up, up.

    Looking for a way to stretch your family's food budget, eat healthfully and still feel like you're living large?

    The Kansas City Star's Strawberry Ice Cream Tarts are made from an often overlooked yet versatile convenience food - the egg roll wrapper.
    <H1>Egg roll wrappers can stretch food dollar while providing base for an elegant dessert</H1>
    <H3>By JILL WENDHOLT SILVA - McClatchy Newspapers</H3>

    Although traditional egg roll dough is quite heavy, today's versions are super-thin squares of flour, water and salt, and sometimes eggs. Typically used to wrap savory fillings, the pliable wrapper also can double as a dessert. We molded it into a tart pan, sprinkled with a crumb mixture containing reduced-fat graham crackers, and baked the dough to create an elegant, edible serving bowl.

    Add reduced-fat strawberry ice cream and fresh strawberries, which are high in vitamin C. And, if you're feeling flush, a squirt of chocolate sauce is nice.

    Shopping tip: Look for egg roll wrappers in the refrigerator case of the produce section in large supermarkets.

    Storage tip: A typical package of egg roll wrappers contains about 15 sheets or more; our recipe calls for just four. Check the expiration date before buying. Refrigerate egg roll wrappers in a zip-top food bag for up to two months or freeze for up to six months.

    Thrifty tip: Pieces of egg roll wrappers that you trim off the tarts can be baked and served as a snack or as a crunchy addition to a salad, instead of a crouton. Arrange the trimmings in a single layer on a baking sheet. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray egg roll wrappers with nonstick vegetable spray coating. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until crisp.


    Makes 4 servings

    1 tablespoon sugar

    1 reduced-fat graham cracker (5 by 2 { inches)

    4 egg roll wrappers

    2 cups reduced-fat strawberry ice cream

    8 large fresh strawberries

    1 teaspoon chocolate syrup

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

    Place sugar in a small bowl. Place graham cracker in a zip-top bag and crush until finely crumbed. Pour into sugar and mix well.

    Spray 4 (4 }-inch) tart pans with nonstick spray. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sugar mixture over the bottom of each pan. Carefully place egg roll wrapper into pan to form crust. Trim away and reserve excess. Sprinkle top of egg roll wrapper with 1 teaspoon sugar mixture.

    Bake15 to 20 minutes until golden brown and crisp. Remove from oven and place on rack to cool10 minutes. Remove shells to rack to cool.

    Allow ice cream to soften slightly. Spoon { cup ice cream into each shell. Thinly slice strawberries and layer in a circle over ice cream. Drizzle with chocolate syrup, if desired.

    Per serving, with syrup: 225 calories (14 percent from fat), 4 grams total fat (2 grams saturated), 12 milligrams cholesterol, 43 grams carbohydrates, 6 grams protein, 255 milligrams sodium, 1 gram dietary fiber.

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    Default Re: Egg Roll Wrappers- Stretching the Food Dollar

    Thanks, I can see visions of taco salad shells and mini quiches also using these tarts.
    from the land of moo cows & orange trees

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