Crispy Air Fryer Egg Rolls (2023)

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Egg Roll lovers, this Air Fryer Egg Roll Recipe is for you! Crispy, crunchy outside, tender filling inside, without the extra fat of frying or drying out from oven cooking. These are what you have been waiting for!

Air frying egg rolls is going to rock your world and be a total game changer. Try air frying these other delicious egg roll recipes for more appetizer wonders like thisPhilly Cheesesteak , southwest and this Avocado Egg Rolls.

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Perfect Air Fryer Egg Rolls

Forget take out! These are so dynamite, you may never need to order out again. Combine these air fryer egg rolls with my other Chinese favorites like this Asian Glazed Chicken, Easy Fried Rice, Cream Cheese Wontons and 20 Minute Garlic Beef and Broccolifor a restaurant quality meal, only better. Now dinner is ready! Your family is going to love these! Serve them as appetizers a light dinner or party side dish and you will win everyone over.

It is a beautiful thing when a recipe and an appliance comes together to create such delicious meal. Using the air fryer creates that intense crispy outside. With tender, perfectly cooked insides. Air fryers are mini convection ovens, using circulating air to cook the food creates the unique method and outcome. It becomes a favorite way to cook for me and if you haven’t gotten on the bandwagon yet, it’s time. They are a healthier and usually faster way to cook your favorites.

Ingredients for Chicken Egg Rolls

Yes, this has a long ingredient list, but you will need it for these egg rolls. They all combine to create that amazing restaurant worthy taste. All of these ingredients can usually be found at your local grocery store in their asian aisle and produce sections.

  • Vegetable Oil:For sautéing
  • Garlic: Minced fresh garlic
  • Ginger: Fresh minced
  • Celery: Chopped
  • Coleslaw Mix: Look for this near the packaged salads
  • Ground Chicken: You can find ground chicken near the ground beef.
  • Oyster Sauce: Adds incredible authentic flavor.
  • Soy Sauce: Helps create a umami flavor.
  • Toasted Sesame Oil:Adds richness
  • Sriracha: Adds that spicy kick.
  • Green Onions: Thinly sliced
  • Egg Roll Wrappers: You can find these in the produce section with the tofu.
  • Olive Oil Spray: This is just to help crisp the egg rolls.

Making Crispy Egg Rolls

With all those spectacular flavors these actually come together easily. The hardest part might be rolling the egg rolls themselves, but check out the pictures for step by step instructions. It’s actually super easy.

  1. Sauté: Heat oil in a pan and stir fry garlic, ginger, celery till fragrant.
  2. Cook: Pour in the coleslaw mix and cook till the cabbage is wilted.
  3. Stir Fry: Add the ground chicken, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil and sriracha. Stir fry the chicken while breaking it up for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Remove: Once the chicken is cooked and there is no liquid left in the pan, stir in the green onions and remove from stove.
  5. Wrap: To wrap the egg rolls, place the egg roll wrapper so that one corner is towards you. Place a tablespoon of filling in the bottom half (towards you) and wrap that corner over the filling. Turn both sides over the wrapper and then continue rolling away from you (like a burrito), till you reach the end. Seal the edges with some water or a beaten egg. Repeat till all the wrappers are made.
  6. Air Fry: Spray the basket of the air fryer with olive oil spray. Place the egg rolls in the basket and lightly spray the tops of the egg rolls with the olive oil spray. Cook at 400 degrees for 6 minutes. Then flip the egg rolls and cook for an additional 6 minutes.

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Why Should you Cook Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer?

  • EASY: If for no other reason, you should cook these egg rolls in the air fryer because it’s easy. Besides flipping them halfway through, you don’t have to babysit them. You will be free to do other things, it’s so nice, you can multitask!
  • Less Mess:Usually to get a good crispy outside and that authentic flavor you had to deep fat fry these babies. That usually leads to a hot oily splattered kitchen in the end. It’s a mess. In the air fryer everything is self contained and there is no extra oil.
  • It is Healthier: If you go to all the trouble of sautéing vegetables and chicken and creating the best filling ever, you should be able to eat as many as you want without the guilt. With air frying you can. No bathing these egg rolls in grease and fat. It’s such a healthier way to cook egg rolls and get all the flavor and texture you adore. So eat them all if you wish. I won’t tell.

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Tips for the Best Air Fryer Chinese Egg Rolls

Air Fryer Egg Rolls are pretty dang amazing and hard to mess up. That being said here are a few tips to help you on the way.

  • Seal it:Make sure you seal up your egg rolls so the filling doesn’t spill out. Use either water or egg wash to dampen the edges so they stick together. I like to use a brush to dampen the edges, that way my fingers don’t get sticky.
  • Don’t Overcrowd:For the air fryer to optimally cook your egg rolls make sure there is space between them. This way the air can circulate around the egg rolls, cooking them evenly. Cook them in batches if you need to and keep them warm in a 200 degree oven on a cookie sheet.
  • Flip and Spray:When you flip your egg rolls half way through, you can spray the other side with olive oil if you think it needs it. It may not.
  • Keep them Damp:To prevent your egg roll wrappers from drying out cover the ones you are not using with a damp paper towel. This will keep them pliable and fresh.

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What Sauce Should I Use?

We like a good sweet chili sauce with these air fryer egg rolls. You can also use hoisin sauce, soy sauce, sweet and sour or a spicy orange sauce. Pick a favorite or try something new.

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Make Ahead and Freezing Homemade Air Fryer Egg Rolls

This air fryer egg roll recipe is ideal for making ahead of time and freezing for those times when you need egg rolls fast.

  • Make a double batch of the filling and roll the egg rolls as directed.
  • Place the egg rolls on a cookie sheet to flash freeze for about an hour to an hour and a half. This will prevent the egg rolls from sticking together in the freezer
  • Transfer the egg rolls to a freezer safe ziplock bag or container and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.
  • To cook, remove the egg rolls from the freezer and place in the air fryer, coating the outsides with oil. Cook at 400 degrees and add 1-2 minutes per a side till heated through.

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More Air Frying Loving Recipes to Try

Air frying is just the thing to do these days. It’s healthier, it’s faster, it’s just plain better. Air frying doesn’t heat up your oven but it can still produce exquisite dishes. You’ve got to try these other Air fryer recipes. They are so delicious.

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Air Fryer Egg Rolls

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Egg Roll lovers, this Crispy Air Fryer Egg Roll Recipe is for you! Crispy, crunchy outside, tender filling inside, without the extra fat of frying or drying out from oven cooking. These are what you have been waiting for!

Prep Time 20 minutes

Cook Time 12 minutes

Total Time 32 minutes

Author Alyssa Rivers

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Servings: 12 Egg Rolls

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped celery
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix
  • 1/2 pound ground chicken
  • 3 Tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon sriracha
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 12 egg roll wrappers
  • olive oil spray

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a pan and stir fry garlic, ginger, celery till fragrant. Add the coleslaw mix and cook till the cabbage is wilted.

  • Add the ground chicken, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil and sriracha. Stir fry the chicken while breaking it up for 3-4 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked and there is no liquid left in the pan, stir in the green onions and remove from stove.

  • To wrap the egg rolls, place the egg roll wrapper so that one corner is towards you. Place a tablespoon of filling in the bottom half (towards you) and wrap that corner over the filling. turn both sides over the wrapper and then continue rolling away from you (like a burrito), till you reach the end. Seal the edges with some water or a beaten egg. Repeat till all the wrappers are made.

  • Spray the basket of the air fryer with olive oil spray. Place the egg rolls in the basket and lightly spray the tops of the egg rolls with the olive oil spray. Cook at 400 degrees for 6 minutes. Then flip the egg rolls and cook for an additional 6 minutes.

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Nutrition

Serves: 12

Calories97kcal (5%)Carbohydrates9g (3%)Protein5g (10%)Fat4g (6%)Saturated Fat2g (10%)Cholesterol17mg (6%)Sodium327mg (14%)Potassium155mg (4%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar1g (1%)Vitamin A72IU (1%)Vitamin C6mg (7%)Calcium18mg (2%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course

Cuisine Asian American

Keyword air fryer egg rolls, Chicken Egg Rolls, chinese egg rolls, Egg Rolls

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FAQs

How long does it take to cook an egg roll in an air fryer? ›

Brush the egg rolls lightly with oil. Place the basket in the air fryer and turn the air fryer to 350°F. Cook for 6 to 7 minutes, then flip the egg rolls, spray or brush with oil a second time on the bottom side, and cook for another 4 to 5 minutes. Finished egg rolls should be golden brown and crispy!

Should you thaw egg rolls before air frying? ›

You don't need to thaw them first. The outside of the egg rolls or spring rolls will cook up crispiest if frozen. Take them straight from the freezer, put them in the air fryer and cook. Air fryer frozen egg rolls are the easiest and so good.

How do you make frozen egg rolls crispy? ›

For best results, warm your oven up to 375 degrees and arrange your frozen egg rolls on top of a wire rack placed on a baking sheet. The rack ensures that the heat reaches the rolls on all sides for the crispiest exterior possible. Bake for 20 minutes, turning each egg roll over halfway through.

How long do you air fry frozen egg rolls in an air fryer? ›

Preheat Air Fryer to 400 degrees F (optional). Place frozen egg rolls in a single layer in the Air Fryer basket and cook for 12-15 minutes until crispy and cooked through. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.

Can I air fry frozen spring rolls? ›

Place the frozen spring rolls into your air fryer basket or onto your air fryer tray in a single layer with spacing between the spring rolls. Air fry at 390 degrees F (199 degrees C) for 4 minutes, then roll or turn the spring rolls and continue to air fry for an additional 4 minutes.

What kind of oil do you cook egg rolls in? ›

What Oil Is Best for Frying Egg Rolls? Peanut oil is great for frying egg rolls as it has a high smoking point and provides a nutty flavor. If you don't have it on hand, you can use canola or corn oil.

Do you have to preheat an air fryer? ›

Do I Need To Preheat My Air Fryer Before Cooking in It? Yes. In most cases preheating helps your recipes get that signature crispiness we all love. Thick cuts of raw and frozen meats like frozen bone-in chicken breasts and ribeye steaks benefit from preheating.

Are frozen egg rolls already cooked? ›

Frozen egg rolls are already deep fried, so why add even more oil to them and make them super greasy.

What temperature do you reheat egg rolls in air fryer? ›

Cramming items in an air fryer results in food that's not evenly cooked. Once the egg rolls are nestled in the fryer, heat at 350 degrees for one to two minutes, depending on size (the bigger the roll, the longer the cook time). Flip and cook for another two minutes or until cooked through.

How do you keep egg rolls crispy? ›

2 Keep egg rolls or lumpia warm in a low-temperature oven.

Placing them on a cooling rack allows the air to circulate and helps to keep them nice and crispy. What is this? If you prefer, you can make your lumpia in advance, store them in your fridge overnight and fry them the next day.

How do you make PF Changs egg rolls in air fryer? ›

How do you air fry PF Chang's frozen egg rolls? Air fry for 12-14 minutes at 400 degrees. The best way to cook frozen egg rolls is in the air fryer. It is faster than the oven, less messy compared to deep frying, and they are way crispier than if cooked in the microwave.

How long do you air Fry Pagoda egg rolls? ›

Air Fryer:

Remove 4 egg rolls from carton and inner bag. Place egg rolls in fryer basket. Fry for 13 to 14 minutes. Turn product over half way through heating.

How do you air Fry Dollar Tree egg rolls? ›

Dollar Tree egg rolls review! Cooked these in the ninja foodi air fryer setting on default (390* temp) for 15 minutes. I turned over after 10 minutes. They were crispy, tasty and delicious!!

How do you preheat an air fryer? ›

How to PreHeat an Air Fryer?
  1. Set the temperature at which you are cooking the food. Or at the temperature that the recipe states.
  2. Click “on” and let the air fryer heat for 3-5 minutes. We suggest 2 minutes for small air fryers less than 3 qts. And for larger air fryers, we suggest about 5 minutes.
29 Jul 2020

How long do you fry frozen egg rolls? ›

Frozen egg rolls should be deep-fried for 6 to8 minutes or until they are golden brown. Drain them on paper towels after removing them from the oil using a slotted spoon. Eat them as soon as they're hot, so they're fresh. To make the dish even more delectable, serve it with an Asian sweet and sour sauce.

How do you air fry frozen egg rolls? ›

Air Fryer Instructions
  1. Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 370 degrees F.
  2. Add the frozen egg rolls to the air fryer basket and make sure they're evenly spread out and in one layer. ...
  3. Close the air fryer and air fry for 12 minutes at 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
14 Jul 2022

How long do spring rolls take in air fryer? ›

Brush the tops of the spring rolls with vegetable oil. Arrange a batch of spring rolls into the basket of the air fryer; cook until crisped and lightly browned, about 8 minutes.

How long do frozen spring rolls take to cook in air fryer? ›

Remove the frozen spring rolls from the packaging and place them into the air fryer basket in a single layer. Brush the frozen spring rolls with cooking oil. You can also spray cooking oil over them. Place the basket in the air fryer and fry for 7 minutes at 360°F (180°C).

What is in an egg roll at a Chinese restaurant? ›

Egg rolls are fried, savory rolls, generally filled with cabbage chopped Chinese roast pork. The wheat flour based wrappers form small bubbles when fried, giving them their signature look.

Can you use olive oil to fry egg rolls? ›

Yes! Olive oil is a great oil to choose if you are wanting to fry your egg rolls. Just like peanut oil, olive oil has a high smoke point, meaning it can handle high temperatures well and is great for frying.

What is the difference between an egg roll and spring roll? ›

Spring rolls are wrapped in thin flour wrappers or rice wrappers, while egg rolls are wrapped in a thicker, noticeably crispier wrapper that's been dipped in egg for richness. Preparation. Egg rolls are fried, which accounts for their bubbly, crispy exteriors.

How do I make my air fryer crispy? ›

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What Cannot be cooked in Airfryer? ›

Any food with a wet batter should not be placed in the air fryer. You also want to avoid putting food that has a wet batter, like corndogs or tempura shrimp, in air fryers.

Can you use PAM in an air fryer? ›

Never use aerosol spray cans in your air fryer. Aerosol spray cans (like Pam and similar brands) are known to cause chipping in many Air Fryer baskets. The aerosol cans have harsh agents that just don't mesh with the coating on most baskets. It's best to invest in a good quality oil mister or bottle.

How do you cook frozen French fries in an Airfryer? ›

Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F. Working in batches as needed, place frozen fries in air fryer basket and air fry for 10-13 minutes, depending on the type of fry, shaking the basket and checking for desired level of crispiness, every 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

How long do I bake frozen egg rolls? ›

Remove baking sheet from the freezer, put the egg rolls in a freezer safe zip lock bag, and place bag into freezer. To reheat, preheat oven to 350˚ and bake frozen egg rolls for 18-20 minutes or until heated through.

How long do you air fry mini egg rolls? ›

Since they're so small, the amount of crunch from the wrapper is just everything.
  1. Preheat your air fryer to 380 degrees.
  2. Put the frozen mini egg rolls in the air fryer and cook for 5 to 7 minutes. ...
  3. Remove the mini egg rolls from the air fryer and enjoy!*
24 Mar 2021

How do you make spring rolls crispy again? ›

Reheat your spring rolls in an oven at about 325 degrees Fahrenheit to dry out some of the moisture and make the wrappers crispy again.

What's the best way to reheat an egg roll? ›

How to Reheat an Egg Roll in a Toaster Oven - YouTube

How do you seal egg rolls with cornstarch? ›

If using egg roll wrappers, place the dusted cornstarch-side facing up. The sticky starches make it easier to seal the roll together. Spread about three tablespoons of filling to the corner of the wrapper. Tightly roll and tuck so that they stay together when frying.

Is it better to freeze egg rolls before or after frying? ›

It is fine to freeze egg rolls either cooked or uncooked. If you decide to cook them beforehand, be sure that they are totally cold before sealing them in an airtight container or freezer bag. If you have literally just cooked the egg rolls, give them at least an hour to cool down before freezing.

How do you know when egg rolls are done? ›

Use a thermometer to keep the oil temperature steady to avoid the egg rolls being too saturated and greasy. Gently lay 4-5 eggs rolls in the hot oil at a time and fry, turning partway through. It should be about 2-3 minutes until they're golden brown and crispy.

Can you put aluminum foil in air fryer? ›

Yes, you can put aluminum foil in an air fryer. Tasteofhome.com explains that due to the air fryer's cooking process consisting of rushing hot air, your aluminum foil and the meal it's with will not be ruined by the air fryer.

What is the world record for eating egg rolls? ›

Winner: Geoff Esper, with 32.25 4oz Outlaw Egg Rolls egg rolls in 8 mins. ESPER SETS WORLD EGG ROLL-EATING RECORD!

How long does it take to preheat an air fryer? ›

"We recommend using a three-minute preheat for most models," says Shah. For larger and oven-style air fryers, preheat for five minutes.

How do you cook Costco spring rolls in Airfryer? ›

How To Cook Costco Spring Rolls?
  1. Spray the air fryer basket lightly with cooking spray if desired. ...
  2. Fill the fryer basket halfway with frozen spring rolls. ...
  3. Cook for about 4 minutes at 400°.
  4. Cook for another 4 minutes on the other side.

How do you make PF Changs chicken egg rolls? ›

P.F. Chang's Home Menu Chicken Egg Rolls are made with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Cook the mini egg rolls frozen snacks in the oven in 14 minutes or in the microwave in 2 minutes. Keep frozen egg rolls in the freezer.

Who makes Pagoda egg rolls? ›

Schwan's Consumer Brands, Inc., Minneapolis, re-launched its Pagoda Asian-style egg rolls in an 8-count package.

How long should you air Fry spring rolls? ›

Brush or spray the spring rolls with oil. Cook for 8 minutes on 380°F, flipping halfway through cooking, until the spring rolls are crispy and golden brown on all sides.

How long does it take to preheat an air fryer? ›

"We recommend using a three-minute preheat for most models," says Shah. For larger and oven-style air fryers, preheat for five minutes.

What can I cook in an air fryer? ›

Veggies like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, zucchini, mushrooms & onions, and cauliflower all turn out incredible in the air fryer. You can also make your main dish IN the air fryer. It works magic with proteins like tofu, chicken drumsticks, meatballs, pork chops, fried chicken… even steak.

How do you reheat egg rolls in air fryer? ›

Cramming items in an air fryer results in food that's not evenly cooked. Once the egg rolls are nestled in the fryer, heat at 350 degrees for one to two minutes, depending on size (the bigger the roll, the longer the cook time). Flip and cook for another two minutes or until cooked through.

How do you air fry frozen egg rolls? ›

Air Fryer Instructions
  1. Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 370 degrees F.
  2. Add the frozen egg rolls to the air fryer basket and make sure they're evenly spread out and in one layer. ...
  3. Close the air fryer and air fry for 12 minutes at 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
14 Jul 2022

Do you have to preheat an air fryer? ›

Do I Need To Preheat My Air Fryer Before Cooking in It? Yes. In most cases preheating helps your recipes get that signature crispiness we all love. Thick cuts of raw and frozen meats like frozen bone-in chicken breasts and ribeye steaks benefit from preheating.

Are air fried spring rolls healthy? ›

These vegetable spring rolls are perfect for a healthy snack or appetizer. They taste like healthy egg rolls! Customize the filling with additional veggies, tofu, or minced shrimp or pork. Air frying is a healthier alternative to deep-frying the spring rolls.

What Cannot be cooked in Airfryer? ›

Any food with a wet batter should not be placed in the air fryer. You also want to avoid putting food that has a wet batter, like corndogs or tempura shrimp, in air fryers.

Can you use PAM in an air fryer? ›

Never use aerosol spray cans in your air fryer. Aerosol spray cans (like Pam and similar brands) are known to cause chipping in many Air Fryer baskets. The aerosol cans have harsh agents that just don't mesh with the coating on most baskets. It's best to invest in a good quality oil mister or bottle.

Can you put aluminum foil in air fryer? ›

Yes, you can put aluminum foil in an air fryer. Tasteofhome.com explains that due to the air fryer's cooking process consisting of rushing hot air, your aluminum foil and the meal it's with will not be ruined by the air fryer.

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