Fry delicious egg rolls with less oil and in less time with this air fryer recipe. We love the health benefits with air frying and the extra crispiness you can achieve. Serve these as a delicious appetizer along with the perfect dipping sauce.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Yield: 12 egg rolls
For the egg rolls:
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound ground pork or chicken
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1 medium carrot, shredded
3 scallions, chopped
3 cups shredded green cabbage
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
12 egg roll wrappers
Oil, for brushing
- Cook the filling: In a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil along with the ground pork or chicken. Break apart the meat with a spatula or wooden spoon as it cooks. Cook until the meat is cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes.
Add garlic, ginger, carrot, scallions, and cabbage. Continue to cook until cabbage wilts down and is soft, another 3 to 4 minutes, stirring regularly. Season the filling with soy sauce and rice wine vinegar and take off the heat to cool. (This filling can be made in advance.)
- Assemble the egg rolls: Place a single egg roll wrapper on a dry surface with one point of the square facing you (like a diamond). Place about 1/4 cup of the egg roll filling mixture in the middle of the wrapper.
Dip your fingers in water and run around the edges of the wrapper. Then fold the edges of the wrapper over the center and start rolling the egg roll away from you to form a tight cylinder. Place on a plate and repeat until you are out of filling. You should get at least a dozen egg rolls.
- Air fry the egg rolls: Place the egg rolls in the basket of your air fryer. Spray or brush them lightly with oil. Add as many as you can without stacking the egg rolls, making sure they don’t touch. Air needs to circulate around them. Brush the egg rolls lightly with oil.
Place the basket in the air fryer and turn the air fryer to 350°F. Cook for 6 to 7 minutes, then flip the egg rolls, spray or brush with oil a second time on the bottom side, and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes.
Finished egg rolls should be golden brown and crispy! Serve immediately.
Source: Simply Recipes