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Egg Rolls, Potstickers And Cressent Rolls Help,

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I was craving egg rolls so I made a spring roll recipe I found here, but due to the wrapper it just didn't hit the spot. I read somewhere that there were gluten free egg roll wrappers but I don't know where to find them, I looked at my local Asian market. If I can find them or find a way to make my own, I would love to use them for potstickers too.

I am also looking for a good crescent roll recipe. One of the few meals that my kids can actually agree on, I use crescent rolls as a pie crust. Also what to you guys for batter for fried chicken and prawns? Since going gluten-free I have been recycling the same few meals over and over, but its getting expensive because its mostly meat, and my kids are getting bored. It seems I have more breakfast options (note: things the kids actually agree on.) than anything else. In case you haven't guessed finding meal ideas that my kids agree on is a huge problem in my house.

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Who is the gluten-free person - is it you or one of the kids? If it's you, one solution is to make similar but separate meals - you share the sides and veggies, but make a gluten-free portion or equivalent for yourself while making them the usual (being careful to avoid cross-contamination). This requires educating the family about how to keep from getting gluten into safe things, like letting you take your portion first and never dipping spoons into other foods than the one they are intended for.

Unfortunately, there are some things for which you will probably never find a satisfactory replacement, like the egg rolls. Search the internet for recipes and try making your own egg roll wrappers, but practice a few times before you try it for a meal for everyone. Crescent rolls - no flaky layer replacements are out there now. There are adequate pie crust recipes that could work, but nothing quite the same. What I would do with your recipe is to make the pie filling, save some aside for gluten-free, then finish the pie as usual for the rest of the family, washing your hands thoroughly after touching the dough, then cover the gluten-free filling with foil and bake them side-by-side. You might be able to find a drop biscuit recipe that works as a pie topping, using gluten-free flours.

If you're the gluten-free person, you will probably have to learn to live without some things (but after a few years you won't miss them. Much). If it's the kids, it's trickier because they are picky, but they will eventually adapt. Are they old enough for you to challenge them to find substitutes? Have them find recipes on the internet. Teach them to cook. Definitely teach them to avoid cross-contamination.

The internet is going to be your biggest source of recipes. Not all of them will work, not all of them will please your family, but it's worth a try. There may be whining, but tell them to suck it up or cook for themselves.

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Is rice paper what you used for your Spring rolls? I use rice paper for egg rolls. Brush the outside lightly with vegetable oil or spray lightly with Pam. Bake them at a high temp (400-425) The wrapper will get crunchy. It is not the same, but as close as I have been able to get.

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I am the one one who is gluten-free, but I am 99.9% sure one of my children has celiacs as well. All my kids are being tested tomorrow. Right now its just easier for me to make my house completely gluten free.

I checked out the pot-sticker recipe and and they look so good, I can't wait to try it. The same blog had a recipe for croissants, yay, so I am going to try that.

The wrappers I used yesterday were rice paper. Yesterday was truly the most difficult day I have had so far in the short time I have gone gluten free.

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