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Crispy Chinese Egg Rolls

Chinese egg rolls are a great snack or starter. In fact, they can even be the main course. If you are thinking about making an Asian style meal for dinner, then this recipe is definitely for you. And I’m sure you and your family will love it too.

This Crispy Chinese Egg Roll recipe is not hard to master at all. From here on out, you can skip going to a Chinese restaurant and just make a batch in the comfort of your home. They could be a great addition to your Christmas dinner as well.

What’s in Chinese Egg Rolls?

Egg rolls contain cooked fillings – a combination of meat and some veggies. Most of the time, ground pork is used along with cabbage and carrots. Some people also add bean sprouts, celery, ginger, and other vegetables. All these will then be wrapped in egg roll wrappers and fried in hot oil. You can also bake them. But if you want to achieve that crispy exterior, you might as well fry your Chinese egg rolls.

Egg roll wrappers are available in almost every grocery store, so finding them should not be that hard. 🙂

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Crispy Chinese Egg Rolls


  • Author: Myles
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 egg rolls 1x

Description

Everybody loves egg rolls, and this Crispy Chinese Egg Roll recipe will definitely be your favorite. They are filled with ground pork and vegetables, wrapped up, and fried to crispy perfection! You will surely love the sesame sauce, too!


Ingredients

Scale

Egg rolls:

1 lb. ground pork

1 tbsp. fresh ginger (grated)

1 clove garlic (minced)

1/4 tsp. onion powder

1 tbsp. soy sauce

2 1/2 c. finely chopped cabbage and shredded carrots

2 tbsp. all-purpose flour

2 tbsp. water

12 6-inch square egg roll wrappers

1-quart canola oil (for frying)

Sesame sauce:

1/4 tsp. sesame oil

2 tsp. olive oil

1/4 c. honey

1/4 c. soy sauce

2 tbsp. orange juice

1 tsp. fresh lime juice

1 clove garlic

1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

1 tsp. minced fresh ginger root

1/2 tsp. sesame seeds


Instructions

Egg rolls:

  1. Cook garlic, ginger, onion powder, pork, and soy sauce over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oil to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. In a small bowl, combine flour and water.
  4. Lay one egg roll wrapper out (with a corner pointed toward you). Put about 2 tablespoons each of the meat and carrots and cabbage mixture in the center. Spread a little bit of the four mixture along the edge.
  5. Make a triangle by folding two of the corners together and then fold the sides in and roll tightly. Seal the edges using the flour mixture.
  6. Fry egg rolls until light brown and crispy.
  7. Serve with sesame sauce.

Sesame sauce:

  1. Over medium heat, cook garlic and red pepper flakes until fragrant. Add all the remaining ingredients and cook for another 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

 

 

Notes

Make the sesame sauce first before you make the egg rolls. Refrigerate the sauce until serving.

With Crispy Chinese Egg Rolls, the possibilities are endless really. You can fill the egg roll wrappers with pretty much anything. That’s the beauty of this dish. You can also make use of any sauce that suits your taste.

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