In continuing my theme of good grub my aunties make, the other day I get this little package from my oldest uncle's wife. She makes the best nem nuong (Vietnamese grilled pork patties).
There's two skewers of nem nuong, dipping sauce, fried egg roll wrappers, a packet of herbs, and she even included rice paper. :) Lil' sis and I scarfed these down pretty quick.
There was still some dipping sauce and herbs left over. The next day when lil' sis's friend was over, we were all feeling peckish but not quite hungry. So I defrosted the meat I had made from my earlier batch of nem nuong and we had another meal.
As you can see, lil' sis prefers to cut her egg roll wrappers in half, and then fold them into quarters instead of envelopes. Her friend fried them in the wok. I supplemented the leftover herbs with a bag of mixed baby greens. Lil' sis grilled the nem nuong while I shaped them into patties. Yes, lil' sis insisted I tell you all that she helped cook. Total cooking time from defrosting to table was about 20 minutes.