Air Fryer Egg Rolls [Fast Egg Roll Recipe]

Egg Rolls guide &Fast Egg Roll Recipe
By Published On: July 1st, 2024Categories: Recipes

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Air Fryer Egg Rolls offer a healthier and crispier twist on the classic deep-fried version. Instead of submerging them in oil, they utilize hot air circulation to achieve a golden brown, crunchy exterior while keeping the filling moist and flavorful.

This reduces fat content significantly compared to traditional methods. Popular fillings include seasoned ground pork and cabbage, but shrimp, chicken, or vegetarian options are common.

The egg roll wrappers are typically brushed with oil for added crispness, and the air fryer cooks them in just minutes, making them a quick and satisfying appetizer or main course.

They pair well with dipping sauces like sweet and sour or chili sauce, and you can customize them with your favorite ingredients to suit your taste buds.

Ingredients

Wrappers: Choose store-bought egg roll wrappers (spring roll wrappers work too). 20-24 wrappers should yield around 10-12 egg rolls.

Filling: This is where you get creative! Popular options include:

Classic: Ground pork, shredded cabbage, diced carrots, scallions, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame oil.

Shrimp: Chopped shrimp, shredded cabbage, diced water chestnuts, carrots, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar.

Vegetable: Shredded tofu, carrots, bell peppers, mushrooms, green onions, soy sauce, ginger, garlic.

Other: Cooking oil (avocado, canola, etc.), dipping sauce (sweet & sour, chili sauce, etc.).

Directions

Prep the filling: Cook your chosen protein (e.g., ground pork, shrimp) if needed. Finely chop all vegetables for even cooking. Mix everything in a bowl with your chosen seasonings and sauces. Ensure the filling is not overly wet, as it can make the wrappers soggy.

Assemble the egg rolls: Lay a wrapper flat with a pointed corner facing you. Place a spoonful of filling near the corner. Fold the corner over the filling diagonally, then fold in the sides. Continue rolling tightly towards the opposite corner, sealing the end with a dab of water or egg wash. Repeat with remaining wrappers and filling.

Preheat your air fryer: Aim for 375°F (190°C) for optimal crispness.

Brush or spray: Lightly coat each egg roll with oil using a brush or spray bottle. You want them slightly moistened, not swimming in oil.

Air fry in batches: Don’t overcrowd the basket, as this affects air circulation and prevents even cooking. Cook for 6-8 minutes per batch, flipping halfway through for even browning.

Golden perfection: Check for doneness. The wrappers should be golden brown and crispy, and the filling should be cooked through.

Serve and enjoy: Let the egg rolls cool slightly before serving. Pair them with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy the delicious, guilt-free crunch!

Tips for extra crispness:

  • Use pre-heated oil: Warm up a tablespoon of oil in the air fryer basket for 30 seconds before adding the egg rolls.
  • Don’t overfill the wrappers: Too much filling can prevent even cooking and crispness.
  • Experiment with cooking times: Adjust the cooking time slightly depending on your air fryer model and desired level of crispness.
  • Use low-moisture fillings: Avoid overly wet ingredients to prevent soggy wrappers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long should I air fry frozen egg rolls?

Air fry frozen egg rolls for 8-10 minutes at 375°F, flipping halfway through for even browning. Enjoy crispy perfection!

Are egg rolls better in the air fryer than deep fryer?

It depends! For healthier, less oily rolls, air frying wins. But for deep-fried flavor and ultimate crispness, a deep fryer reigns supreme.

How long to heat egg rolls in air fryer?

Heat pre-cooked egg rolls in the air fryer for 4-6 minutes at 350°F, flipping halfway for even heating. Adjust time slightly based on size and desired crispness. Enjoy!

Can you air fry an egg in air fryer?

Yes, you can air fry an egg! It’s a unique way to cook them with different methods depending on your desired outcome:

  • Sunny side up/over easy: 3-4 minutes for a runny yolk.
  • Medium cooked: 4-5 minutes for slightly runny yolk.
  • Hard-boiled: 7-8 minutes for fully cooked yolk.

Remember, adjust times based on your air fryer and desired results. Enjoy!

What Cannot be cooked in air fryer?

While air fryers are versatile, there are some things unsuitable for them:

  1. Wet batters: They drip and make a mess.
  2. Large, bone-in meats: Uneven cooking is likely.
  3. Baked goods: They require different heat distribution.
  4. Leafy greens: They dry out and burn easily.
  5. Anything wrapped in foil or parchment: It blocks air circulation.

Is it safe to boil eggs in Airfryer?

Yes, you can safely boil eggs in an air fryer, but with limitations:

  1. Shell risk: Water boiling in confined spaces can cause shells to crack dangerously. Use pre-cracked eggs or pierce them carefully beforehand.
  2. Uneven cooking: Air fryers circulate hot air, not water, so even cooking might be affected. Experiment with time and temperature cautiously.

Consider traditional boiling methods for safety and consistent results. Enjoy your eggs!

Recipe

Air Fryer Egg Rolls tips

Air Fryer Egg Rolls

Amy Nicholson
Crispy egg rolls, guilt-free! Air fryer magic replaces oil baths, delivering a satisfying crunch with less fat. Customize fillings, dunk in sauce, and enjoy the deliciousness!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 20
Calories 101 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 cup coleslaw mix
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 sriracha
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 12 eggs roll wrappers
  • olive oil spray

Instructions
 

  • Choose your filling (pork & cabbage classic, veggie delight, endless options!). Chop, mix, season – keep it dry(ish).
  • Grab wrappers, spoon filling near a corner, fold diagonally, then sides, roll tight. Seal with water/egg wash.
  • Brush or spray rolls with light oil for extra crisp.
  • Preheat to 375°F, air fry in batches (don't crowd!) for 6-8 minutes, flip halfway for even browning.
  • Check for crispy perfection, enjoy hot with your favorite dipping sauce!
  • Frozen rolls? No problem! Air fry at 375°F for 8-10 minutes, flip for even heat.
  • Crispy, delicious Air Fryer Egg Rolls in minutes. Experiment, have fun, and savor the guilt-free goodness!

Notes

Filling:
  • Moisture matters: Avoid fillings that are too wet, as this can make the wrappers soggy. Drain cooked vegetables or squeeze out excess moisture.
  • Seasoning is key: Don’t skimp on seasoning your filling! Use soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, or your favorite herbs and spices for added flavor.
  • Get creative: Explore different fillings beyond the classic pork and cabbage. Try shrimp, chicken, tofu, or even sweet potato and black bean options.
Wrappers:
  • Thaw completely: Don’t attempt to use frozen wrappers directly, as they will crack easily.
  • Brush lightly: Avoid over-oiling the wrappers, as this can make them greasy. A light coating is enough for crispness.
  • Seal it tight: Ensure your egg rolls are well-sealed to prevent filling from leaking out during cooking. Use water or egg wash to secure the ends.
Air Frying:
  • Preheat is essential: A preheated air fryer ensures even cooking and crispy results.
  • Don’t overcrowd: Cook egg rolls in batches to allow for proper air circulation and even browning.
  • Flipping is key: Flip your egg rolls halfway through cooking for consistent crispness on all sides.
  • Adjust timing: Cooking times may vary slightly depending on your air fryer model and desired level of crispness. Start with less time and add more if needed.
Additional Tips:
  • Pre-cook protein: If using raw protein in your filling, cook it beforehand to ensure everything is cooked through.
  • Experiment with sauces: Pair your egg rolls with your favorite dipping sauces, like sweet and sour, chili sauce, or peanut sauce.
  • Leftover love: Leftover egg rolls can be stored in the fridge and reheated in the air fryer for a quick snack.
Remember: These are just general notes, and you can always adjust the recipe to suit your preferences and ingredients. Have fun experimenting and enjoy your delicious homemade Air Fryer Egg Rolls!
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Amy Nichol

Welcome to EoFood! Here you will find deliciously simple Air Fryer recipes for the everyday home cook. Easy to follow, tried, tested, and loved! From my home to yours…happy cooking!

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