Crispy Homemade Egg Roll recipe

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Crispy Homemade Egg Roll recipe! This recipe is easy to make, tastes great and can be baked or fried!

When we go for dinner, egg rolls is one of my favorite things to order!  I had NO idea they’d be so easy to make at home!

You will be able to make at least 12 egg rolls and possibly more.  Most egg roll wrappers come more than 12 per package I just make as many as I can until the filling runs out!

These egg rolls are filled with a delicious pork and veggie filling and while the recipe doesn’t call for bean sprouts, I sometimes enjoy adding them as well!  Once rolled, they are fried until crispy & hot however these can also be baked (however you won’t get the same crispy crust you find when you fry them).

Did you know that egg rolls wrappers can be filled with pretty much add ANYTHING?!

Here are a few more of my favorite egg roll recipes:

Really, the possibilities are endless, so use this as a guide and use your imagination!  Love shrimp or mushrooms?  Throw them in and it just might be AMAZING!  Have fun with these!

Crispy Homemade Egg Roll recipe! This recipe is easy to make, tastes great and can be baked or fried!

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Item’s you’ll need for this recipe

* egg roll wrappers * soy sauce * Chinese five spices *

Crispy Homemade Egg Rolls!

When we go for dinner, egg rolls is one of my favorite things to order!  I had NO idea they’d be so easy to make at home!

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  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger , grated
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 1/2 cups packaged fresh coleslaw (or 2 1/2 cups finely chopped cabbage & shredded carrots)
  • 12 (6 inch square) egg roll wrappers
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 quart canola oil for frying

Sesame Sauce

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)


Sesame Sauce

  1. Cook garlic & chili flakes over medium heat until fragrant. Add remaining ingredients and cook an additional 3 minutes. Remove from heat and refrigerate until serving.

Egg Rolls

  1. Over medium heat, cook pork, ginger, garlic, onion powder, chinese 5 spice (if using) and soy sauce until no pink remains. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oil to 375 degrees F.
  3. Combine flour and water in a small bowl.
  4. Lay out one egg roll wrapper with a corner pointed toward you. Place 2 tablespoons of the meat and 2 tablespoons of the coleslaw mixture in the center. Use your finger to spread a little bit of the flour mixture along the edge.
  5. 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).
  6. Fry egg rolls until lightly browned and crispy turning occasionally.
  7. Serve with sesame sauce.

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69 comments on “Crispy Homemade Egg Roll recipe”

  1. I’ve got the egg roll dough at Wal-Mart for $2.29 for 24 pieces. Then I’ve bought 24 cheese sticks and a package of pepperoni. I place three pieces of pepperoni and then a cheese stick on top and wrap then. Fry them. Makes 24. Easy peasy pepperoni cheese sticks. We froze these and used at a later date.

  2. I LOVE eggrolls! I like that you fried them in a shallow pan and not a vat of oil. Pinned!

  3. Yum

  4. looks and sounds crunchy-licious! pinning and making!

  5. These eggrolls look fantastic Holly! I wish I had one now :)

    Passing by from Mix it Up Monday.


  6. These look uh-mazing! And they do look crispy…pinned to try. found at the scoop linky. Have a great week:)

  7. Now THOSE look da** good! I stumbled this for later and also pinned it!

  8. These look delicious! My husband loves egg rolls, and I’ve always been looking for some great recipes to make them at home!

  9. I love eggrolls. And these look fabulous. Hope you have a great day!

  10. These look amazing, Holly! Thank you bunches for linking up and partying with us!

  11. My daughter will love these! We were going to go with a boring old casserole tomorrow night, but…

  12. Happy Saturday Holly!
    Love Love these Crispy Homemade Egg Rolls! Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  13. I love this recipe for egg rolls and will be making it for Fourth of July. I would love if you would share a post on my meet up Monday Blog Party. I am doing a Fourth of July cupcake tutorial on Tuesday and I know your post will be an awesome addition! Here is where you can add your post on Monday!

  14. These look perfect! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  15. I love eggrolls and these look really delicious. Can’t wait to try them. I usually saute my cabbage mixture a little before wrapping it. I love that you put it in raw. It will retain a little more texture. Love it.

  16. Can you use shrimp with this recipe?

  17. I can not find the egg roll wraps anywhere would appreciate some help locating were I can purchase them .I went to Wal Mart and they didn’t sell them. Please someone HELP……..

    • Walmart doesn’t usually have them but most grocery stores do. Places I’ve commonly seen them are in the deli near the fresh Asian noodles or in the produce area where the packaged tofu items are. Once grocery store had them in the freezer.

      If you don’t see it, be sure to ask because the are sometimes hidden in the strangest places!

      • I have seen eggroll wrappers in the Produce Section at WalMart beside the wonton wrappers. We have a couple of Oriental Food stores where I live and I’ve begun buying their Spring Rolls instead. Those are in the freezer there.

    • Walmart keeps them (at or store) beside tofu in vegetable section. Dressings also in this section.

    • I found them at Walmart in the produce section.

  18. What is the recipe for the Chinese 5 spices I would like to know . thank you .

    • You can buy Chinese 5 spice in most supermarkets in the spice aisle or online. It is often a combination of star anise, cloves, chinese Cinnamon, black pepper, fennel seeds and sometimes other ingredients.

  19. I use this same filling for baked biscuit rolls. Just roll out can biscuits very flat. Top with a little filling and cheese. Then pull biscuits over and seal. Bake seal side down at 375° till golden brown. Kids love them

  20. Can you freeze the egg rolls and apple pie tacos or do they get watery?

    • I can’t say for sure as I haven’t tried freezing either of those items before.

      • Since I normally make a “double batch” of eggrolls at a time, I DO freeze them. Once I have them rolled, I place them, not touching, in the freezer on a cookie sheet, etc for about 30 minutes to an hour. I do this to keep them from sticking together. After 30 min. – 1 hr., I put them in freezer baggies. I will say that I like the convenience of having them ready to cook but I don’t think the wrappers are as crisp once they’ve been frozen.

        (Oh, I also add about a Tablespoon of creamy peanut butter to the mix.)

  21. I have made these egg rolls every week for 2 months now. They are the perfect snack! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!

  22. You can also bake them, spray with Pam on both sides, put them on a baking mat, and bake at 400* for about 10 to 15 min on each side(try it and adjust for how long it takes in your oven)

  23. try with crawfish..shrimp..crabmeat..or all 3…yummmmmmmmmm

  24. Hey Holly, I just found your site, and am really enjoying it. Loved the Egg Roll recipe so much, I thought I would share a few of my own techniques with you. I put my coleslaw mix into a glass bowl with seasonings (garlic ginger green onion etc. I, too, sometimes add bean sprouts) and microwave it on HIGH for 3 mins. which really helps wilt the cabbage a bit and softens the tougher pieces. Stir cabbage , and see if you want to microwave for 1 more minute, in case your cabbage is really tough. Stir cabbage, add cooked pork (which I marinated in a little dry sherry and soy sauce for 15 mins). Stir the pork and cabbage mix well.. Taste, and adjust for saltiness with more soy sauce if needed. Then either use the filling, or refrigerate for up to 5 days and just roll and fry the Egg Rolls.
    Since my family loves sweet and sour sauce, in a small saucepan I add 1/3 cup white vinegar, 1/3 cup sugar (we like the caramel flavor of brown sugar), 2-3 Tabl. of ketchup, and 1 tsp. of soy sauce. Bring to a boil, then add 1/4 cup of water mixed with 1 Tabl. or cornstarch. Stir until thickened and bubbly. Delish!

    • I love it! Thank you for sharing your great tips Marily! I’m definitely going to try microwaving the filling, so easy!! (And your sauce sounds delicious).

  25. Could we bake them in the oven instead of frying?

    • 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.

  26. Hmm nice I will defiantly try this out.. :)

  27. How many Calories per one? I’m sure alot at least 300 for one

    • Unfortunately I do not provide nutritional information. You can use an online tracker with your exact ingredients to calculate nutritional info.

  28. These look really good and much better than store bought. Could you substitute shrimp instead of pork and would there need to have any other ingredients that would have to be substitutions .

  29. Love to make home made egg rolls

  30. Wow ! These are what I’ve been looking for. Just like my favorite restaurant. Do you have a recipe for the red sweet and sour sauce? Been looking FOREVER!! I eat at 2 Chinese restaurants and they both have the red sauce. It has the consistency of a thick syrup. I’m sure it’s thickened with cornstarch.
    Can you help, PLEASE???
    Thanks for your time.

    • I know exactly which sauce you’re talking about! I don’t have a recipe for it on my site, but I will look around and let you know if I find one!

      • Equal amounts of vinegar and sugar, some pineapple juice(apple or OJ in a pinch), a pinch of powdered or fresh ginger,some almond extract and red food coloring does the job. Of course you thicken it with some water and cornstarch. If you make too much give a small jar to a neighbor and smile.

  31. I’ve tried your egg rolls they are wonderful

  32. Can the pork be substituted for any other meat and the recipe still work?

  33. Nice

  34. I bought a pack of eggroll wrappers but when I opened the package the outer skins were broken and falling apart. How do I prevent the others from breaking up? Thanks in advance for your response

    • How disappointing. I have had some brands that do crack if they’re dry or not fresh. I would suggest keeping a slightly damp paper towel covering them and/or trying a different brand if they are cracking on you.

  35. I just made chicken egg rolls. I rolled them in olive oil before baking in oven and they are crisp.

  36. Flour to seal dry edges???

  37. Can I prep and roll egg rolls and freeze them for crying later?

  38. Can you save the oil after cooking, or do you throw it away? Thank you!

  39. Very yummy, glad to have the sauce recipe included instead of having to look around.

    Rating: 5
  40. I have made these egg rolls twice. They are delicious. Nice now that I don’t buy frozen. Where do you get the 5 spice seasoning?

    Rating: 5
  41. Soy sauce listed under filling ingredients but no indication of when it should be added. I added it while cooking – was that your intention?

    Rating: 4

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