This easy homemade egg rolls recipe makes the best egg rolls! If you love restaurant quality eggrolls but hate spending too much for them at the Chinese restaurant, you definitely need to try making these! You can find this recipe in volume 1 of our Dining On A Dime Cookbook.
This easy egg rolls recipe makes egg rolls that are so easy and delicious, I occasionally make them as a main dish for dinner and there are never any leftovers! The only danger is if you make too many, you will be tempted to eat them all!
When I first tried this recipe decades ago, my husband and I had no money for eating out and we were so excited at how delicious they were! They were even better than restaurant egg rolls, so I included them as one of my regular go-to recipes when I didn’t feel like planning what to make for dinner.
The ingredients for these homemade egg rolls are cheap at the store, but I was able to use some of my own garden produce for some of them, which made them even less expensive.
Easy Homemade Egg Rolls Recipe
- Yield: 20 egg rolls 1x
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 lb. beef, pork or chicken, cooked and diced small
2 cups cabbage, chopped
1/2 cup carrots, shredded
3 green onions or 1/4 cup onion, chopped or 1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 pkg. egg roll wrappers
mustard, ketchup or sweet and sour sauce
- Pour 1 Tbsp. oil into a frying pan.
- Heat pan very hot.
- Add meat. Cook 1-2 minutes until lightly browned.
- Add cabbage, carrots and onions. Cook 2 minutes.
- Stir in ginger, salt and soy sauce.
- Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes.
- Follow the directions on the back of the egg roll wrappers for wrapping. Use 2 Tbsp. filling for each egg roll.
Deep Frying: Deep-fry 2-4 egg rolls at a time in oil at 350°, turning occasionally for 2-3 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
Air Fryer: Prepare egg rolls as above. Then spray each one with a little cooking spray and put into the air fryer. Cook 6-7 minutes at 350°. Turn over and cook 4-5 more minutes until brown and crispy.
Serve warm with your choice of sauces. Makes 20 egg rolls. Egg roll wrappers can usually be found in the produce department at your grocery store.
This easy homemade eggrolls recipe is from volume 1 of our cookbook:
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