Mix-and-Match Air-Fried Egg Rolls

Flaky on the outside, savory on the inside, these air-fryer egg rolls are a perfect appetizer. Mix and match this base recipe with any of the filling ideas (sweet and savory!) from our Test Kitchen.

Cook Time:
7 mins
Hands On Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
27 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 egg rolls

Ingredients

  • 8 egg roll wrappers

  • 1 recipe Egg Roll Filling (below)

  • Nonstick cooking spray

Directions

  1. For each egg roll, place an egg roll wrapper on a work surface with a corner pointing toward you. Spoon 1/4 cup desired Egg Roll Filling onto each wrapper just below center. Fold bottom corner over filling, tucking it underneath. Fold in opposite corners; roll up egg roll. Moisten top corner with water; press firmly to seal.

  2. Preheat air fryer at 375°F. Lightly coat egg rolls with cooking spray. Arrange egg rolls in a single layer in air-fryer basket. Cook 5 minutes. Turn egg rolls and cook 2 to 3 minutes more or until golden and crisp. Serve with sauce as directed.

Shrimp and Cabbage Filling

In a 10-inch skillet combine 8 oz. chopped cooked shrimp; 4 cups packaged shredded cabbage with carrot (coleslaw mix); 2 Tbsp. soy sauce; 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar; 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger; 1 clove garlic, minced; and 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook and stir 3 minutes. Drain and pat dry on paper towels; cool. Fill egg roll wrappers and roll as directed. Serve with Asian sweet chili sauce for dipping.Nutrition analysis Per Egg Roll: 134 calories, 11 g protein, 21 g carbohydrate, 1 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 56 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 10% Vitamin A, 14% Vitamin C, 543 mg sodium, 4% calcium, 7% iron

Buffalo Chicken Filling

In a medium bowl combine 1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken, 4 oz. softened cream cheese, 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese or shredded Monterey Jack cheese (2 oz.), 1/3 cup finely chopped celery, and 1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce. Fill egg roll wrappers and roll as directed. Serve with blue cheese or ranch salad dressing for dipping.Nutrition analysis Per Egg Roll: 234 calories, 14 g protein, 20 g carbohydrate, 11 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 47 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 15% Vitamin
A, 2% Vitamin C, 360 mg sodium, 6% calcium, 10% iron

Philly Steak Filling

In a 10-inch skillet cook 12 oz. lean ground beef and 1/2 cup each chopped onion and green bell pepper over medium-high heat until meat is browned. Drain off fat. Stir in 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce; 1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed; and 1/2 tsp. black pepper. Cook and stir until Worcestershire sauce is absorbed; cool. Place 1 slice provolone cheese on each egg roll wrapper and top with 1/3 cup meat mixture. Roll as directed. Serve with barbecue sauce and/or process cheese dip (such as Cheez Whiz) for dipping. Nutrition analysis Per Egg Roll: 273 calories, 19 g protein, 22 g carbohydrate, 12 g total fat (6 g sat. fat), 49 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 1 g sugar, 6% Vitamin A, 10% Vitamin C, 471 mg sodium, 19% calcium, 14% iron

Pizza Filling

Place 1 slice Canadian-style bacon and/or 2 slices pepperoni on each egg roll wrapper. If desired, top each with 1 Tbsp. chopped vegetables (such as onion, bell pepper, canned sliced mushrooms, and/or sliced pitted ripe olives). Place a piece of string cheese on each wrapper (trim to fit, if needed) and top with 1/2 tsp. pizza sauce. Roll as directed. Serve with additional pizza sauce for dipping. (If reheating frozen egg rolls, add 1 minute to the cooking time.)Nutrition analysis Per Egg Roll: 218 calories, 14 g protein, 20 g carbohydrate, 9 g total fat (5 g sat. fat), 29 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 6% Vitamin A, 0% Vitamin C, 550 mg sodium, 23% calcium, 6% iron

Peanut Butter-Banana Filling

Spread each egg roll wrapper with 2 tsp. creamy peanut butter, leaving a 1-inch border. Peel and cut 4 bananas in half crosswise. Place a banana piece on each wrapper and drizzle with 1/2 tsp. honey. Roll as directed. Serve with a dusting of powdered sugar and, if desired, melted chocolate for dipping. Nutrition analysis Per Egg Roll: 220 calories, 6 g protein, 37 g carbohydrate, 6 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 11 g sugar, 1% Vitamin A, 6% Vitamin C, 229 mg sodium, 2% calcium, 8% iron

To Make Ahead

Place uncooked egg rolls on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze at least 2 hours or until firm. Transfer frozen egg rolls to an airtight container or resealable plastic freezer bag and freeze up to 3 months. To serve, preheat air fryer at 375°F. Place frozen egg rolls in a single layer in air-fryer basket. Cook 7 minutes. Turn egg rolls and cook 2 to 3 minutes more or until golden and crisp.

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