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Homemade Air Fryer Egg Rolls

This recipe for Homemade Egg Rolls has been kindly sponsored by Hamilton Beach. All recipes, thoughts, and opinions are 100% my own. #flexbrew #airfryer

I may never go to a Chinese restaurant again. Well, that’s a lie, but these Homemade Egg Rolls are my new BFF. Oh, the sweet joy of creating a take-out fave in your own home. Plus, these are crisp on the outside without being deep fried. Thanks to our Air Fryer. Want the how-to? Keep reading.

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Homemade Air Fryer Egg Rolls

I bet every foodie and home chef has a list of foods they’ve always wanted to make. My list is pretty long. Homemade pasta. Stuffed ravioli. Real deal tortillas.

And Egg Rolls.

With a few ingredients and a little practice, I think we’ve got it. These egg rolls are so fun to make.

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A bowl of chopped cabbage with carrots and onions next to a bowl of soy sauce and seasonings

Ingredients Needed:

  • Ground pork (not sausage)
  • Fresh grated ginger
  • Garlic
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame oil
  • Chinese 5 Spice
  • Sugar + salt
  • Green cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Green onions
  • Egg roll wrappers
  • Water
  • Oil or oil spray

We used regular, inexpensive green cabbage for this recipe. If you want to save a little time, grab a bag of pre-shredded cabbage mix with carrots.

TIP: Keep the egg roll wrappers covered with a damp cloth or wet paper towels so they do not dry out while assembling the rolls.

A white skillet with cabbage and pork filling for egg rolls

How to Make Egg Rolls:

  1. In a non-stick skillet, cook the pork with the ginger and garlic on medium until lightly brown and no longer pink. Drain and return to the skillet.
  2. Stir together the soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, 5 spice, and salt in a small bowl. Pour over the prepared pork and stir.
  3. Add the chopped cabbage, shredded carrots, and chopped green onions to the skillet. Toss + stir to combine well.
  4. Cook and stir the egg roll filling until the cabbage has wilted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.
  5. Place the roll wrappers under a damp towel. To assemble (see picture below), lay a wrapper in front of you so a corner points toward you like a diamond.
  6. With your finger or a brush, wet the edges of the wrapper with water (1). Brush the top corner about an inch with water (2) because this is the sealing edge and will help keep the egg roll closed.
  7. Scoop 3 heaping tablespoons in the center of the wrapper (3).
  8. Fold the bottom corner up over the filling (4).
  9. Bring the left and right corners to the center, pressing gently and tucking in (5).
  10. Roll the egg roll away from you, folding it on itself, and place it seam side down on a lightly oiled non-stick surface (6).
  11. Repeat until all of the wrappers and filling have been used.
Step by Step Picture of how to assemble an Egg Roll

More of our recipes with Hamilton Beach:

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Grilled Red Pepper + Black Eyed Pea Salad

I like to use a brush to wet the edges. This keeps my fingers clean so they don’t stick to the wrappers while I’m trying to fold and roll.

Once you get the hang of it, making your own egg rolls at home is a breeze. I can’t wait to try a Southwestern version in the air fryer, too. Speaking of the air fryer, here’s how to cook our egg rolls in one.

How to Cook Egg Rolls in an Air Fryer:

  1. Lightly brush or spray the basket of the air fryer with oil. Brush a very small amount of oil on both sides of the egg rolls.
  2. Place the prepared egg rolls seam side down in the basket in a single layer so they are not touching. We were able to cook 3 or 4 at a time, working in batches.
  3. Close the air fryer and set the temperature to 390 degrees.
  4. Cook for 6 minutes, turn carefully with tongs, and cook for another 6 minutes until golden and crisp.
  5. Transfer the cooked egg rolls to newspaper or brown paper bags to drain off any excess oil.
  6. Continue to cook, working in batches, until the egg rolls are done.
Golden crispy Homemade Air Fryer Egg Rolls

TIP: You can start cooking the batches while you are still assembling egg rolls. The handy timer on the air fryer keeps track of cooking and will shut off at the end of the cooking cycle.

And I’m in love with how easy it is to clean up the air fryer. No oil to worry about, no spatters and messes.

It is so hard to resist biting right into one of these Air Fryer Egg Rolls. Light and golden on the outside, hot and tender on the inside.

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More Tips for the Best Results:

  • Take your time until you get the hang of it. The key thing is to make sure the edge is sealed so the filling doesn’t fall out.
  • Don’t skip adding a bit of oil to the egg rolls before cooking because this helps the outside get golden and crispy. You can use an oil spray instead.
  • Make sure the egg rolls aren’t touching because you want the air to circulate properly for even cooking.
  • There is no need to preheat the Hamilton Beach Large Capacity Air Fryer. Just arrange the food, cook, and eat.
  • If the egg rolls need to be reheated, you can do that in the air fryer, too.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauces such as sweet + sour, hot mustard, soy sauce and garnish with fresh, chopped green onions.
  • Make an Asian-inspired meal and serve these Homemade Egg Rolls with your favorite stir fry dish and rice. So yummy!
Learn how to make your own egg rolls at home...in an air fryer. This easy recipe is so delicious, with light and crispy crust and tender and savory on the inside. #eggrolls #airfryer

This recipe was such a hit with my crew that I can’t wait to come up with another air fryer recipe. Crispy onion rings, sweet potato-chili-lime fries, or how about a classic vanilla cupcake? Yep, you can bake in the Hamilton Beach Air Fryer, too.

Egg Rolls made in a Hamilton Beach Air Fryer
These Homemade Egg Rolls are so tasty. #eggrolls #airfryer
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Homemade Air Fryer Egg Rolls

An easy to follow recipe of how to make homemade egg rolls in your air fryer. This recipe features a golden, crisp outside with savory filling on the inside. Perfect for appetizers or as a side for your Asian-inspired meals.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian, Chinese
Keyword egg rolls
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 20 Egg Rolls
Calories 136 kcal
Author Buy This Cook That

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  • 1 1/2 pounds ground pork (not sausage)
  • 2 teaspoons ginger fresh, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chinese 5 Spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon white granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups cabbage shredded or finely chopped
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 20 egg roll wrappers
  • water for sealing wrappers
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons vegetable oil for brushing the basket and lightly brushing the egg rolls

Cook That

How to Make Egg Rolls

  1. In a non-stick skillet, cook the pork with the ginger and garlic on medium until lightly brown and no longer pink. Drain and return to the skillet.

  2. Stir together the soy sauce, sesame oil, sugar, 5 spice, and salt in a small bowl. Pour over the prepared pork and stir.

  3. Add the chopped cabbage, shredded carrots, and chopped green onions to the skillet. Toss + stir to combine well. Cook and stir the egg roll filling until the cabbage has wilted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.

  4. Place the roll wrappers under a damp towel. To assemble (see picture below), lay a wrapper in front of you so a corner points toward you like a diamond. With your finger or a brush, wet the edges of the wrapper with water (1). Brush the top corner about an inch with water (2) because this is the sealing edge and will help keep the egg roll closed.

  5. Scoop 3 heaping tablespoons in the center of the wrapper (3). Fold the bottom corner up over the filling (4). Bring the left and right corners to the center, pressing gently and tucking in (5).

  6. Roll the egg roll away from you, folding it on itself, and place it seam side down on a lightly oiled non-stick surface (6).

    Repeat until all of the wrappers and filling have been used.

How to Cook Egg Rolls in an Air Fryer

  1. Lightly brush or spray the basket of the air fryer with oil. Brush a very small amount of oil on both sides of the egg rolls.

  2. Place the prepared egg rolls seam side down in the basket in a single layer so they are not touching. We were able to cook 3 or 4 at a time, working in batches.

  3. Close the air fryer and set the temperature to 390 degrees. Cook for 6 minutes, turn carefully with tongs, and cook for another 6 minutes until golden and crisp.

  4. Transfer the cooked egg rolls to newspaper or brown paper bags to drain off any excess oil. Continue to cook, working in batches, until the egg rolls are done.

Recipe Notes

This recipe was prepared using a Hamilton Beach Large Capacity Air Fryer. We cannot guarantee the same results with another brand. Please refer to your owner’s manual for more information.

The prep and cooking time is estimated. You may finish earlier, or it may take you longer. The cook time was estimated on 5 batches of 4 rolls each x 12 minutes cook time.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Air Fryer Egg Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 Egg Roll)
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 318mg14%
Potassium 148mg4%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 545IU11%
Vitamin C 4.8mg6%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Sonya Allstun
    March 25, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Need to win this so I can try these they looks yummy

    • Reply
      Teri
      March 26, 2019 at 9:14 am

      Good luck. Be sure to head over to our Instagram page to get entered. You’ve got a few more days.

  • Reply
    Beth
    July 22, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Have you tried freezing these?

    • Reply
      Teri
      July 28, 2019 at 12:57 pm

      Not yet. Let me know if you try it, I’d love to know.

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