Egg Rolls


Skip the takeout tonight and try this homemade egg roll recipe instead. These Chinese egg rolls are stuffed with pork for heartiness and veggies for a fresh crunch.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Fry Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
28 mins
8 egg rolls (2 cups filling)


  • ½ pound ground pork

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ½ cup finely shredded napa or green cabbage

  • ½ 8 ounce can sliced or whole water chestnuts, drained and chopped

  • 1 carrot, shredded (1/2 cup)

  • ½ cup finely chopped onion

  • 2 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 teaspoon cornstarch

  • ½ teaspoon sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 8 egg roll wrappers

  • Vegetable oil for deep frying

  • Bottled sweet-and-sour sauce or prepared Chinese-style hot mustard


  1. For filling, in a large skillet cook pork, ginger, and garlic for 3 to 5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; drain off any fat. Add cabbage, water chestnuts, carrot, and onion. Cook and stir 2 minutes more. In a small bowl stir together soy sauce, cornstarch, sugar, and salt. Add to skillet. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

  2. Preheat oven to 200°F. For each egg roll, place an egg roll wrapper on a flat surface with a corner pointing toward you. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the filling across and just below center or egg roll wrapper. Fold bottom corner over filling, tucking it under on the other side. Fold the side corners over filling, forming an envelope shape. Roll egg roll toward remaining corner. Moisten top corner with water; press firmly to seal.

  3. In a heavy large saucepan heat 2 inches vegetable oil to 365°F (or heat oil in an electric fryer according to manufacturer's directions). Fry egg rolls, half at a time, for 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Keep warm in the preheated oven while frying remaining egg rolls. Serve warm egg rolls with Sweet-and-Sour Sauce.

Air Fryer Directions:

  1. Preheat air fryer*. Prepare egg rolls as directed above in step 1. Brush surface of egg rolls lightly with vegetable oil. Place 4 egg rolls in the basket. Cook at 365°F* for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden, turning once. Keep warm in the preheated oven while frying remaining egg rolls.

    Egg Rolls


Some air fryers require preheating and some do not. Read manufacturer's directions and preheat if directed. Some air fryers have temperature settings and some do not. Choose 365°F if available. A wide variety of air fryers are available and not all are the same, so times given may vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

319 Calories
19g Fat
29g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 319
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 452mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 3.8mg 19%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Potassium 280mg 6%
Folate, total 35.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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