This homemade egg roll recipe is so easy to make!
Seasoned ground pork is mixed with coleslaw placed in wrappers and wrapped in crispy egg roll wrappers. Add a simple sesame dipping sauce and serve!
We love egg rolls when we order takeout and making them at home means we can enjoy them anytime a craving hits!
Homemade Egg Roll Recipe
- Savory homemade egg rolls are a fun snack, appetizer, or side dish and can be made with or without meat. The filling options are endless!
- This versatile recipe makes homemade egg rolls on the stovetop, baked in the oven, or air fried.
- Using coleslaw mix makes these extra fast.
- Make in advance and freeze. Cook whenever a snack attack hits!
Ingredients in Egg Rolls
We fill egg roll wrappers with all kinds of fillings from sweet to savory. In this recipe, love ground pork paired with ginger, garlic and veggies.
Ground Pork – This egg roll recipe uses ground pork but ground chicken or even finely chopped shrimp. Egg rolls are a great way to use up leftover bits of meat and veggies too.
Cabbage – You can finely chop cabbage and carrots but we use prepackaged coleslaw mix to save time. Slip in some chopped spinach, kale, or even some crunchy bean sprouts and water chestnuts!
Seasonings – A healthy dose of garlic and fresh ginger add a lot of flavor.
How to Make Egg Rolls
Egg rolls are super fun and easy to make:
- Make Filling: Brown the meat with ginger & garlic. Add cabbage and seasonings.
- Roll Egg Rolls: Place a few tablespoons of meat and coleslaw in each wrapper. Roll per the directions in the recipe below.
- Cook: Deep fry, air fry, or bake the egg rolls until crispy.
How to Roll an Egg Roll
- Place the filling in the center.
- Wet the edges of the egg roll wrapper.
- Fold the top around the filling. Fold the sides in, and then roll tightly.
- Repeat with remaining egg rolls until they’re all rolled.
What to Dip Egg Rolls In
The Sesame Sauce below is a favorite with bright, salty and tangy flavors. Add a little sriracha for a spicy kick if you’d like!
Try any of the following as a favorite dipper for egg rolls!
Make Ahead, Storage and Reheating
Keep leftover egg rolls covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat them in the oven or in the air fryer, or if there’s leftover filling, prepare it in a bowl in this fun recipe for egg roll in a bowl.
Freeze leftover egg rolls in a zippered bag for up to 4 weeks. Thaw in the refrigerator before reheating.
Like most recipes with a crispy crust, these homemade egg rolls are best eaten right away when fried crisp.
More Fun Egg Roll Fillings
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Crispy Homemade Egg Roll Recipe
- 1 pound ground pork
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon Chinese 5 spice (optional)
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 2 ½ cups packaged fresh coleslaw (or 2 ½ cups finely chopped cabbage & shredded carrots)
- 16 egg roll wrappers (6 inch square)
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 quart canola oil for frying
Sesame Sauce (optional)
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons orange juice
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger root minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
- ½ teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon sesame oil
- Cook garlic & chili flakes in oil over medium heat until fragrant. Add remaining ingredients and cook an additional 3 minutes. Remove from heat and refrigerate until serving.
- Over medium heat, cook pork, ginger, garlic, onion powder, Chinese 5 spice (if using), and soy sauce until no pink remains.
- Add the coleslaw mix and cook 3 minutes more or just until it starts to soften. Set aside to cool.
- Preheat oil to 375°F.
- Combine flour and water in a small bowl.
- Lay out one egg roll wrapper with a corner pointed toward you. Place ¼ cup of the pork mixture in the center. Use your finger to spread a little bit of the flour mixture along the edge.
- Fold two of the corners together to make a triangle, fold the sides in and then roll tightly. (Seal the edges with the flour mixture if needed).
- Fry egg rolls until lightly browned and crispy turning occasionally.
- Serve with sesame sauce.
Place egg rolls, seam side down on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
Brush or spray the egg rolls generously with cooking oil.
Bake at 400°F for about 18-22 minutes or until golden brown, flipping halfway through. To Air Fry: Preheat the air fryer to 390°F.
Spray prepared egg rolls with cooking spray and place them in a single layer in the air fryer.
Cook for 8 minutes, flip the egg rolls over and cook an additional 3-5 minutes or until crispy.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Where is the recipe for the WRAPPERS ??
Hi Marlene, these wrappers are purchased from the grocery store. They can most often be found in the refrigeration section. I hope this helps!
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I make eggrolls …but your idea of using pre-mixed coleslaw makes me HAPPY. Yes – a time saver for sure, and being an elderly lady makes it faster & easier for me. That means I can make these more OFTEN now. woo-hoo. ALSO – I never thought of making a DESSERT eggroll before … I can’t wait to add this is my weeks shopping list to try right away !!! Love your pages, visit often.
I made these egg rolls tonight. Absolutely delicious. I followed the recipe exactly.
I’m going to try baking some I have always fried but I want to try baking because less oil and better for you. Do you precook ingredients
I have only made these fried but I know that many people do bake egg rolls. I’d suggest ensuring they are brushed with oil and bake at 400 for about 10 minutes per side or until crispy. The instructions do indicate that you cook the meat in step 1, and the sauce ingredients are also cooked. Hope that helps Tommie!
Wow! These were incredible exactly as written! They didn’t last long ! I can’t wait to make them again.
I love this recipe for crispy homemade egg rolls! Thank you for sharing this!
A simple and easy to make homemade egg roll recipe i have ever tried. Thanks for sharing this egg roll recipe with all of us.
DO NOT! ,I repeat , DO NOT make the 5 spice optional….. it is what makes the whole thing amazing! You can even make your own, Just google it…. Bon Appetit.
Just as great tasting as it looks. And I did from scratch !! …Yes I Did !!
I used steamed shrimp with my cabbage and carrots mixture. It was delicious and store brought hot mustard and duck sauce for dipping.
I have fresh shrimp. How do you precook them, so I can use instead of pork or meat? This is my first time to try this recipe. Sounds real good. Praying it turns out right for one that doesn’t eat much Chinese food. I’m a country girl at heart. Thanks!!!
Season the shrimp and pan fry them over medium heat just until they turn pink.
I made it last night. Delicious!
May I suggest describing in instructions or make a video showing the best way to seperate egg roll wrappers.
Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the suggestion Jay! We will keep it in mind :)
Home made egg roll wrappers are so easy to make and taste way better than store-bought. I use 1 cup flower 1/2 to 3/4 cup water and a few pinches of salt. The batter is like a pancake batter very thin consistency. I add a small amount to a large (warm about 125F) non-stick pan (ad 1-2 drops of oil if it sticks a little and rub the oil in with your hands just to coat ever so lightly) Then cook on very low heat (don’t over cook or they will be crispy) about 1-2 min. Then remove the wrapper and use it immediately. This is the easiest way to make the wrappers and they taste so so good. I never buy store-bought wrappers.
Thanks for sharing Steve.
I just love all you guys recepies from here
Aww thanks Dessie! So happy to have you here!
they look really great
Can I use ground chicken in this recipe?
Yes you can however ground chicken has a little bit less fat so may not be as moist.
Great recipe. I love the ginger dipping sauce too. I add a bag of mung bean sprouts to the bag of coleslaw and this makes enough for a package of wrappers (20). No matter what, they get soft after cooking so eat them and enjoy.
They fry up crisp in shallow hot oil, you don’t have to deep fry. I turn them so the skins get crisp all the way around.
I’m freezing the uncooked extras, this time… I’ll see if that works.
Don’t freeze uncooked egg rolls, they must be cook than frozen. Otherwise the moisture will ruin egg rolls. Completely cool and make sure filling has no juice in it put filling in colander so any liquid can drain. Before bagging cooked egg rolls freeze first!
What is the cole slaw mixture
Hi Glenda, you can purchase a premade coleslaw mixture or finely chop 2 1/2 cups cabbage and carrots!
Your site is awesome!
Thanks Rose! You’re too sweet.