Air Fryer Egg Rolls

These homemade Air Fryer Egg Rolls are made with a pork and vegetable filling and air fried to crispy perfection without all the grease and messy hassle of traditional deep fried egg rolls. 

Air Fryer Egg Rolls

Thanks to the air fryer you can now easily make healthier egg rolls at home without a deep fryer! These pork and veggie filled egg rolls are a fun and delicious appetizer or party food. Air frying egg rolls takes just 8 minutes and you can even make them ahead of time and freeze them so you can have egg rolls whenever you are in the mood! 

How to Roll an Egg Roll

How to Roll an Egg Roll

 

How you roll the egg rolls is the most important step! You will want to ensure that you wrap your egg rolls well so the filling does not fall out.  Wrapping egg rolls is simple to do, just follow the steps below and see photos above! 

  1. Lay out one egg roll wrapper on a clean, flat surface 
  2. Place about 2 tbsp of the pork filling in one of the corners 
  3. Pull that corner up and roll towards the opposite corner
  4. Tuck in the sides to keep the filling in as you roll
  5. Using your finger, wet about 1/2″ of the opposite corner with a little bit of water 
  6. Roll all the way to the corner and press the wet corner against the egg roll to seal.

 

Air Fryer Egg Rolls

Why make egg rolls in the Air Fryer? 

 

Making egg rolls in the air fryer is easy! Traditionally egg rolls are made in a deep fryer, most people do not have a deep fryer at home and even if you do they can be very messy with grease spitting everywhere. With an air fryer the frying is contained to the appliance for easy clean up! 

Air fryer egg rolls are also much healthier than deep fried.  Air fryers use an intense heat circulation system to “fry” the food in their baskets. Just a little bit of oil goes a long way in making these egg rolls crispy through air frying! 

 Air Fryer Egg Rolls

Best Dips for Air Fryer Egg Rolls

 

I like to dip these egg rolls in hoisin sauce. The thick, sweet sauce pairs well with the filling. Another good option is sweet chili sauce. But those are just my suggestions, you could use any sauce you like. I find that thicker dipping sauces go best with egg rolls. 

 

Air Fryer Egg Rolls

Can I freeze egg rolls? 

 

Yes! You can prep these egg rolls ahead of time and freeze them for up to 3 months. Make the filling, roll the egg rolls and then freeze them for air frying later. You will need to flash freeze them on a tray or plate where they are not touching each other before transferring them to an air tight container for long-term freezing. If you do not flash freeze them they may stick together. When you want to air fry the egg rolls, you can do it from frozen! Increase the air fry time to 12 minutes from 8 and voilà! You have crispy air fried egg rolls on demand 🙂 

 

Air Fryer Egg Rolls

 

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Air Fryer Egg Rolls


  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 46 minutes
  • Yield: 12 egg rolls 1x

Description

These homemade Air Fryer Egg Rolls are made with a pork and vegetable filling and air fried to crispy perfection without all the grease and messy hassle of traditional deep fried egg rolls.


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Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil

1 pound lean ground pork

1/4 cup julienne cut* carrots, chopped

1/4 cup julienne cut* red bell peppers, chopped

3 large cloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp fresh garlic, minced

3 tbsp hoisin sauce

2 tbsp fish sauce

1 tsp lime juice

pinch of salt

1 cup shredded cabbage

12 egg roll wrappers

water

cooking spray

1/2 cup hoisin sauce or sweet chili sauce****


Instructions

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat

Add the pork, brown for 3-4 minutes

Add the carrots, red peppers, garlic and ginger, cook for 4-5 more minutes

Mix in the hoisin sauce, fish sauce, lime juice and salt

Remove form heat, transfer pork mixture to a bowl

Add the cabbage, mix to combine

With clean hands and working on a flat, clean surface, lay out an egg roll wrapper

Place about 2 tbsp of the pork mixture in on of the corners of the wrapper

Pull that corner up and roll it over the mixture

Tuck in the sides around the mixture as you roll

Using your finger, wet the opposite corner with water

Roll all the way to that corner and press it against the egg roll to seal**

Repeat with remaining egg roll wrappers and filling

Preheat air fryer for 5 minutes at 400°F

Spray air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray

Place as many egg rolls as you can in the basket without letting them touch***

Spray the egg rolls with cooking spray

Air fry for 8 minutes, flipping once at 4 minutes

Carefully remove from air fryer and serve immediately with hoisin sauce or sweet chili sauce for dipping

 


Notes

*Sliced very thin before chopping

**See photos in post for visual instruction

***you will need to cook them in 2 batches, maybe 3 depending on the size of your air fryer

****optional for dipping

  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Cuisine: Asian

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Air Fryer Egg Rolls

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