best egg rolls

Best Egg Rolls Recipe

These egg rolls are crispy on the outside and packed with a savory filling on the inside. Perfect as an appetizer or a snack, they are sure to be a hit at any gathering!

Ingredients

  • For the filling:
  • 1 lb ground pork (or ground chicken/shrimp as alternatives)
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • For the egg rolls:
  • 20 egg roll wrappers
  • 1 beaten egg (for sealing)
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Filling:
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  • Add the minced garlic and ginger, sauté for about 30 seconds until fragrant.
  • Add the chopped onions and cook until they become translucent.
  • Add the ground pork (or chosen meat) and cook until browned, breaking it apart as it cooks.
  • Mix in the shredded cabbage and carrots, and cook until they soften, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Stir in the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, black pepper, and salt. Mix well to combine all the flavors.
  • Remove the filling from heat and let it cool completely.
  1. Assemble the Egg Rolls:
  • Lay out an egg roll wrapper on a clean, dry surface in a diamond shape, with one corner pointing towards you.
  • Place about 2 tablespoons of the cooled filling in the center of the wrapper.
  • Fold the bottom corner over the filling, then fold in the left and right corners towards the center.
  • Roll the wrapper tightly towards the top corner, brushing a little beaten egg on the top corner to seal the egg roll.
  • Repeat with the remaining wrappers and filling.
  1. Fry the Egg Rolls:
  • Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a deep frying pan or wok to 350°F (175°C).
  • Fry the egg rolls in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the pan. Fry until they are golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the egg rolls from the oil and drain them on paper towels.
  1. Serve:
  • Serve the egg rolls hot with your favorite dipping sauce, such as sweet and sour sauce, soy sauce, or spicy mustard.

Enjoy your homemade, delicious egg rolls!

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