Egg rolls are one of my favorite foods! I had been wanting to make some on my own, but wasn’t sure where to start. With a few tips from my friend Stephanie, who makes amazing egg rolls, and the awesome recipe on the back of the wrapper package, I came up with some that rivaled the ones from our favorite Chinese take-out restaurant. I wasn’t sure if that was even possible! I’ve made these a couple of times and they are always delicious. You can reheat them too, but they are definitely best the first day.
Homemade Egg Rolls
2 packages Egg Roll Wraps (20 count each)
1 lb. ground turkey (or pork)
2 packages coleslaw mix (cabbage and carrots)
1/2 lb. bean sprouts
1/2 c. green onions, chopped
1/4 c. oyster sauce
1/4 c. soy sauce
Oil for frying
Non stick spray, if baking
Olive oil, if baking
Sauce for dipping
Brown your meat in a large skillet. Add veggies and cook for 2 minutes. Mix in oyster and soy sauce. Let mixture cool.
I found these egg roll wraps in the refrigerator produce section near the tofu items. Use 2-3 tablespoons filling for each egg roll. Fold bottom corner over filling, then fold in side corners. Brush top corner with water (or dab with your finger) to seal and roll up. This prevents the egg roll from opening up during the frying process.
Now I’ve done these both ways. I REALLY wanted them to turn out the same when baked. But let’s face it, nothing is the same when baked vs. fried. The baked ones were delicious though. If you’d prefer to go that route, heat your oven to 400. Arrange egg rolls on a greased baking pan that has been sprayed with non stick cooking spray and brush egg rolls with olive oil. Bake 12 minutes.
If you want egg rolls that give the restaurant ones a run for their money….read on….and throw out that New Year’s resolution. The ones photographed here are fried.
In a large skillet, heat oil to 350 degrees. Place rolls, flap side down, a few at a time and cook for a couple of minutes, turning occasionally. Drain on paper towels or a cooling rack with paper towels under neath.
They were absolutely amazing! We now know how to make our favorite egg rolls, yum yum sauce, fried rice, and fortune cookies.
Stephanie said that these freeze really well. I placed them in ziploc freezer bags and had pretty good success heating them back up at 375 degrees in the oven for 20 minutes or so.