Crispy, crunchy and packed with quite a hit of spice and saltiness, dinamitas or dynamite is a delicious snack that is often found being sold by some street food carts. Served with a side of ketchup or sweet chili sauce, dynamite gets its heat and incredible lip-smacking goodness from long green finger chilies, which have just the right amount of spice for those who like it hot, and serve as a great intro to the spicy side of snacking for those who are just learning to love spicier cuisine. This version comes with plenty of cheddar cheese and ground beef to tame the heat and give it a bit more substance and savoriness, elevating this to a great appetizer or fun party food that’s great with whatever dip you choose to serve it with. Remember to serve these as soon as you’ve fried them so they’re not too greasy, and fry a lot—these will be gone in no time at all!
- 10-15 pcs finger chili peppers (siling haba)
- ½ lb ground pork
- 5 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ cup green onion
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 10-15 pcs spring roll (lumpia) wrappers
- cooking oil, for frying
- In a mixing bowl, combine ground pork, salt, pepper, garlic, and green onion. Mix well then set aside.
- Using a small knife, make a slit across 1 side of each chili pepper to remove seeds and pith.
- Gently stuff each chili pepper with the pork mixture.
- Wrap each stuffed chili pepper with the lumpia wrapper. (You may cut the wrapper so the stem and tip of the chili pepper are exposed). Roll tightly and seal the seam with a dab of water. Repeat this step until all the ingredients are consumed.
- Heat about 1 inch deep of cooking oil in a pan. Fry the dynamite lumpia until the wrapper turns golden brown. (Do not overcrowd the pan. Cook by batch).
- Remove from the pan then drain excess oil.
- Serve with vinegar dip or mayo ketchup dip. Enjoy your dynamite lumpia!