Air Fryer Egg Rolls: Crispy and Delicious
Air Fryer Egg Rolls are a healthier twist on the classic deep-fried version. These egg rolls are filled with a flavorful mixture of vegetables and your choice of protein, all wrapped in a thin and crispy wrapper. Using an air fryer allows you to achieve that perfect crunch without the excess oil. Whether you enjoy them as a snack or appetizer, these air fryer egg rolls are sure to satisfy your cravings. Let’s get started on making this delicious treat!
Before we begin, let’s gather the essential ingredients you’ll need for Air Fryer Egg Rolls:
For the Filling:
- 1 cup finely shredded cabbage
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers (any color)
- 1/2 cup thinly sliced scallions (green onions)
- 1 cup cooked and diced protein (e.g., cooked ground pork, chicken, or tofu)
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 10-12 egg roll wrappers
- Water (for sealing wrappers)
- Cooking spray (for the air fryer basket)
1. Prepare the Filling
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the finely shredded cabbage, shredded carrots, chopped bell peppers, sliced scallions, cooked and diced protein, minced garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly incorporated.
2. Assemble the Egg Rolls
- Lay out one egg roll wrapper with one of the corners pointing towards you (in a diamond shape).
- Place about 2-3 tablespoons of the prepared filling in the center of the wrapper.
- Fold the bottom corner (the one closest to you) over the filling.
- Fold in the left and right corners towards the center.
- Moisten the top corner with a little water and roll up the egg roll tightly, sealing it with the moistened corner.
- Repeat the process for the remaining wrappers and filling.
3. Preheat Your Air Fryer
- Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for about 5 minutes. This ensures that it’s hot and ready for cooking your egg rolls.
4. Air Fry the Egg Rolls
- Lightly coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray to prevent sticking.
- Place the assembled egg rolls in the air fryer basket in a single layer, making sure they are not touching. You may need to cook them in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.
- Air fry the egg rolls at 375°F (190°C) for 8-10 minutes, flipping them halfway through the cooking time. Cook until they become golden brown and crispy.
5. Serve and Enjoy
- Once the Air Fryer Egg Rolls are done, carefully remove them from the air fryer and place them on a serving platter.
- Serve the crispy egg rolls hot with your favorite dipping sauce, such as soy sauce, sweet and sour sauce, or spicy mustard.
Air Fryer Egg Rolls are a guilt-free way to enjoy this beloved appetizer. The crispy exterior and savory filling make them a crowd-pleaser for any occasion. Whether you serve them at parties or enjoy them as a snack, these egg rolls are sure to be a hit. Enjo