There’s lots of valuable info and photo tutorials in the full recipe write up. Please try to read it in order to have the best cooking results. The magic ingredient to these egg rolls is the fish sauce, don't be scared! When you taste it you'll pleased with the rich flavor. For the Hoisin-Peanut dip: Some hoisin sauces are thicker than others. Adjust the water amount in the recipe to your desired dip consistency.Feel free to substitute whatever ground meat you prefer (pork, turkey, beef, etc...) As mentioned in the write up, many cultures will wrap the egg rolls with an uncooked filling, and then when it frys, the raw meat gets cooked through nicely. If you are comfortable with that, skip precooking the filling, mix everything together, roll & fry.
about 1/2 cup water, or to preferred dip consistency
Make Egg Roll Filling
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the oil and then add the garlic and optional ginger. Cook for about 1 minute or until lightly browned. Add the ground chicken, soy sauce, sesame seed oil, salt and pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the chicken is lightly browned.
Add the cabbage, carrots, and green onions. Cook for another 1-2 minutes or until the vegetables soften. Stir in the egg and cook for another 30 seconds. Remove from heat, place the cooked filling in a colander to drain excess juices and allow to cool.
Make the Hoisin-Peanut Dip
While the chicken filling is cooling, make the dip. In bowl, combine all ingredients (hoisin, peanut butter, hot sauce, sesame oil, water, and rice vinegar) and whisk together. If you are making a very large batch, you can use a blender by blending all the ingredients together. But make sure you add enough water because some brands of hoisin are very thick.
Roll & Fry
Using egg roll wrappers or spring roll wrappers, add about 1-2 Tablespoons of chicken filling to each wrapper (depending on the size of the wrapper) Tuck and roll the wrapper around the filling (watch the video and look at the photos in the post above to see how to roll even and tight rolls).
Brush the top corner of the wrapper with water or beaten egg to help seal the wrapper end, and then finish rolling the egg roll. Repeat for all the egg rolls.
Fill large frying pan with about 1/2 inch of vegetable oil. Heat to about 350°F.
Slowly add rolls to frying pan, but do not crowd them because they will stick together if placed too close. Fry each side of egg roll for about 3 minutes or until all sides are crisp and brown.
Blot on paper towel to remove excess oil. Serve warm with hoisin-peanut dip. You can also wrap these chicken vegetable egg rolls in lettuce and eat them as lettuce egg roll wraps!