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I'm making some spring rolls for a party on Friday. As I will not be able to make them the same day I was wondering what the best option would be. I will have the possibility of frying them directly at the place, but making them there would not probably be feasable.

What would you advice me to do?

  1. make the rolls the night before, then freeze them and fry them the next day
  2. make the rolls the night before, keep them in the fridge and fry them the next day
  3. make and fry the rolls the night before. Reheat them (in the oven?) the next day (this sounds quite bad to me)

I think I will have some with pork, some with shrimp and some with veggies only.

Thanks

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I think the best choice is number 2, get them all wrapped up and ready to go, cover them tightly and pop them in the fridge.

3 is possible but you risk them going soggy. They'll be fresher if you fry them on the day.

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I've done the rolls, kept them in the fridge with some kitchen wrap on top and they were perfect! –  nico Jun 25 '11 at 7:41
    
Glad to hear it! –  ElendilTheTall Jun 25 '11 at 9:00

I've done number two before, but typically the morning of, not actually overnight.

Even that short in advance, the wrapper will start to get sticky and gummy, so you have to be careful about how you store them.

I think the last time I did it, I rolled them in cornstarch before storing long term, but I can't recall if I still had any problems. (I only tend to do it about once per year, not often enough to perfect the technique ... I think I also put something above them in the container (waxed paper?) so that there was less air to condense in the container)

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I think I may actually try to do a few tomorrow and leave them overnight in the fridge to test the thing! –  nico Jun 19 '11 at 17:06
    
@nico : good plan ... if you're in a dry area, you might not see as much condensation, but it might be worth putting a paper towel down underneath, or similar. –  Joe Jun 19 '11 at 17:38
    
@nico - did you test this, if so, what were your findings? –  Dave Feb 28 '13 at 8:37
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@DaveRook: yes, solution #2 worked perfectly! –  nico Feb 28 '13 at 14:25

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