Air Fryer Egg Rolls – make homemade Chinese style take out egg rolls in just minutes at home! And they are so much better for you than the traditional ones.
One of the best parts of getting Chinese take out is the egg rolls. The crispy deep fried shell with the soft and flavorful filling is always so good. But you know they aren’t good for you, so there is always some guilt associated with it.
Well not anymore! Not only can you make egg rolls at home super easy, when you use your air fryer you don’t have to feel guilty about eating them. Yes, you do brush a little bit of oil on them before cooking. But it is minimal, so not something to even worry about.
What’s In Egg Rolls
- Cabbage – I like to use the bagged coleslaw mix for this part because not only is the bag the perfect amount, it is much faster and easier not having to do all the chopping.
- Ground Pork – you can mix up the protein and use ground turkey or chicken here as well.
- Green Onions
- Fresh Ginger
- Soy Sauce
- Sesame Oil
- Rice Vinegar
- Vegetable Oil – just a little that you brush on before cooking the egg rolls.
How To Make Air Fryer Egg Rolls
- Brown the ground pork until it is fully cooked. Drain away any fat that is in the pan.
- Mix in garlic and ginger and cook for about a minute, until it is fragrant.
- In a bowl mix together soy sauce, salt, sugar, rice vinegar and sesame oil. Pour into pork mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes until everything is well coated.
- Remove the pork from the heat and add to a bowl with the green onions and cabbage. Mix until everything is well blended.
- Fill each egg roll wrapper with about 1/4 – 1/3 cup of the filling mixture and then roll up.
- Took cook lightly brush them with vegetable oil and cook at 390º for 6 minutes. Then flip and cook for an additional 5 minutes until they are nice and crispy.
How To Wrap Egg Rolls
Start by placing a wrapper on the counter in front of you. I like to place them on the diagonal so the point is facing me.
Place about 1/4 – 1/3 cup of the filling into the center of the wrapper. Just be careful not to over fill them or they will not roll up properly and you will lose filling when you cook them.
The dip your finger in water and run it around the edge of the whole thing. This helps to seal everything together, so don’t skip this step. Next fold the point that is closest to you over the filling.
The you really just wrap it up like a mini burrito. Fold the sides over, gently pressing down as you fold them so they stick together. Then roll it up! Set them aside while you finish filling the rest of them.
Can You Make Egg Rolls Ahead Of Time?
Yes, these are great to make ahead of time. You have a couple of options depending on how you want to do it. You can make them and just store them in the fridge for 24 hours until you want to cook them. To keep them from drying out, cover them with a damp paper towel, and then cover tightly with plastic wrap or foil to keep the air out.
Or you can make them ahead and have them in the freezer. This is my favorite, because you can double the recipe, do all the rolling once, and have tons of egg rolls ready for whenever you want to make your own take out, have appetizers for dinner, need a quick lunch, or just need a crispy crunchy snack.
Can You Freeze Egg Rolls?
Yes, you can freeze them cooked or uncooked. Take any uncooked egg rolls and place them on a baking tray. Put that in the freezer for a couple hours and then transfer the egg rolls to a freezer safe plastic bag. To cook, just add 1-2 minutes to your cooking time, no need to thaw them.
Follow the same process if you want to freeze already cooked egg rolls. To reheat those cook on 350º for just about 5 minutes until they are hot. Every air fryer is a little different, so keep an eye on yours to make sure you don’t burn them.
To make this recipe I used a Cosori 5.8 Qt Air Fryer. It is big enough that you can fit plenty of food in, and the basket comes out so you can easily shake, stir, or flip whatever you are making.
These egg rolls in the air fryer are so easy to make. You can add mushrooms or other veggies to the filling or go crazy and try these Meatball Sub Egg Rolls! Whatever you do, these are such a fun thing to add to your appetizer spread or your homemade take out night. The next request in my house is our favorite Vietnamese Egg Rolls made in the air fryer!
More Asian Recipes
- Stir Fry Noodles
- Egg Drop Soup
- Chicken Lo Mein
- Garlic Beef Noodle Bowls
- Kung Pao Chicken
- General Tso’s Chicken
- 20 egg roll wrappers
- 1 pound ground pork
- 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated or minced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp sugar
- 1 tsp rice vinegar
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- 14 oz bag coleslaw mix
- 1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced
- Vegetable oil for brushing
- In a large skillet heat ground pork over high heat, breaking up until fully cooked. Drain any fat.
- Add garlic and ginger, cook for about 1 minute until fragrant.
- In a small bowl mix together soy sauce, salt, sugar, rice vinegar and sesame oil. Pour into pork mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes until everything is well coated.
- In a large bowl mix together coleslaw mix and green onions. Add the hot ground pork and mix until well combined.
- Place an egg roll wrapper on the surface in front of you, at an angle, so the point is facing you.
- Put about 1/4-1/3 cup of filling into the center. Dip your finger in water and moisten the outside edge of the entire wrapper.
- Fold the edge over the filling.
- Fold in both sides over the filling, gently pressing down to seal.
- Roll the egg roll up tightly. Set aside and finish with the rest of the wrappers.
- Brush 4-5 egg rolls (however many can fit in a single layer in your air fryer) with vegetable oil. Arrange in air fryer and cook at 390º for 6 minutes, flip and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes until crispy.
- Remove from air fryer and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Amount Per Serving Calories 198Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 26mgSodium 535mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 1gSugar 2gProtein 9g
Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.
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