A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 09, 2006
Texas Egg Roll

"Texas egg rolls” may have originated at the Original Roadhouse Grill, a chain of restaurants mostly on the West Coast (California, Oregon, Washington) and not yet in Texas. A “Texas egg roll” is a fried chili pepper stuffed with beef or chicken (or just cream cheese). Recipes vary.


Original Roadhouse Grill
Welcome to Original Roadhouse Grill, the hottest grill in town!

Original Roadhouse Grill features an authentic roadhouse menu and atmosphere. The look and feel is laid-back with a true down-home, fun-lovin’ atmosphere. Slightly western and very casual, you’ll find people wearing blue jeans, peanuts served in buckets, and a blend of Country music, Classic Rock and Blues on the jukebox. Aromas from the open-air grill will get your mouth watering.

The Original Roadhouse Grill offers a variety of genuine roadhouse fare including mesquite grilled items like special aged steaks from USDA corn-fed beef, ribs, chops, and chicken, as well as grilled salmon and shrimp. House specialties include, the famous Texas Egg Rolls served with jalapeno jelly and yeast rolls baked fresh throughout the day.

The restaurant’s fun-lovin attitude doesn’t stop with the food. The Original Roadhouse Grill’s full service saloon offers its own share of special roadhouse-themed beverages. Ice-cold long neck beers, drinks served in mason jars with names like Bootlegger Tea, Luckenbach Lemonade and Roadhouse Golden Rita are the perfect addition to any meal.

Original Roadhouse Grill menu
Texas Egg Rolls
A taste treat from the Far East - Far East Texas that is. Cream cheese and chopped jalapeno cocooned in a skin of wonton. Deep fried with a helping of jalapeno jelly for dipping. 

Recipezaar
I found this copycat for The Original Roadhouse Grill’s Texas Egg Rolls and the sweet spicy jalapeno jelly dipping sauce. Yummy! Prep time includes the 2 hour refridgeration.

Rolls
1 (8 ounce) cream cheese, softened
12 jalapenos, chopped
1 lb egg roll wraps or wonton skins
oil (for frying)
water, small amount, mixed with
1 tablespoon flour

Jalapeno Pepper Jelly
3 green bell peppers, minced
8 ounces diced canned jalapeno peppers
1 1/2 cups distilled white vinegar
6 1/2 cups white sugar
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
6 ounces liquid pectin
5 drops green food coloring

Chitterlings.com
Re: roadhouse texas eggrolls
Posted By: Breezy
Date: Tuesday, 27 July 2004, at 5:21 p.m.
In Response To: roadhouse texas eggrolls (Carol)

2 lb sirloin
(use random size pieces 1” to 2” chunks)
1 lb cheddar cheese shredded
1/2 cup onions sauteed with
seasoning, and diced to 1/4”
2 x fresh jalapenos seeded, and
diced to 1/8” or minced
1/2 cup BBQ sauce
(Texas Roadhouse brand of course!)
24 x egg roll wrappers
(use the approximately 7"-square size)
1 x egg
1/2 cup water

----------------- SAUCE ----------------
3 cup mayonnaise
1 cup BBQ sauce
1 tbl freshly-ground black pepper
1 tbl freshly-ground white pepper

Seattle Post-Intelligencer
With his Southwestern background, Lasof fit right in with the new program. He’s the inspiration behind the Texas egg rolls ($7.75), a meal-in-itself appetizer that stuffs crackly deep-fried wrappers with a habanero-tingly blend of chicken, corn and black beans, with an extra kick from salsa, spiced sour cream and jalapeno pesto cream. 

Google Books
Murder at the Museum of Natural History
by Michael Jahn
Toronto: Worldwide Library
2000
Pg. 110:
“And: Texas egg rolls.”
“Uh...”
“Fried chili peppers stuffed with beef or chicken. You’d love them.”

Google Groups: seattle.eats
From:  Erik Selberg
Date:  Wed, Mar 26 1997 12:00 am

We ordered the Texas Egg Rolls, which were good, albeit very salty (they use onion _salt_ instead of onion powder).

Google Groups: alt.vacation.las-vegas
From:  AbstractME
Date:  Fri, Apr 2 1999 12:00 am

Dinner was some Texas egg rolls and a cheese bread pizza for appetizers.

Google Groups: houston.eats
From:  amandaf
Date:  Mon, Oct 8 2001 7:09 pm

I had a business lunch today at The Cheesecake Factory in the Galleria.  It was very good as was the service.  It was a bit too loud to converse with folks down at the end of the table.  I had a wonderful Farfalle pasta with chicken, panchetta, peas, in a cream sauce.  We also all shared some pot stickers (fair), spring rolls (wonderful), and some kind of Texas egg rolls with avocado cream sauce, which everyone else liked but I didn’t (too much corn in them for me).

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Saturday, September 09, 2006 • Permalink