How to Cook Frozen Egg Rolls in Air Fryer (Awesome Recipe!)

frozen egg rolls
Prep. time:
15 min
2 dishes

Discover the Secret to Perfectly Crispy Frozen Egg Rolls in Your Air Fryer!

Are you ready to elevate your favorite frozen appetizer to a whole new level of deliciousness? Today, we’re diving into the world of air frying and sharing our tried-and-true method for transforming those humble frozen egg rolls into irresistibly crispy, golden-brown pockets of joy. Get ready to impress your taste buds and your dinner guests with this game-changing technique!

Preparation Time

  • Preheating the air fryer: 3-5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 8-10 minutes
  • Total time: 11-15 minutes

This recipe is perfect for serving 2-4 people, depending on the size of your air fryer and your appetite! The difficulty level is easy, making it accessible for even the most novice home cooks.

Essential Ingredients for Air Fryer Frozen Egg Roll Perfection

  • 1 package of your favorite brand of frozen egg rolls (usually contains 4-6 egg rolls)
  • Cooking spray or vegetable oil (optional, for extra crispiness)

Feel free to experiment with different varieties of frozen egg rolls, such as vegetable, pork, or shrimp, to find your personal favorite. For a gluten-free option, look for egg rolls made with rice paper wrappers.

Now that we have our ingredients ready, let’s dive into the simple steps that will transform these frozen egg rolls into a satisfyingly crunchy and flavorful treat.

Step-by-Step Guide to Air Frying Frozen Egg Rolls

  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Remove the desired number of frozen egg rolls from the packaging.
  3. Optional: Lightly spray the egg rolls with cooking spray or brush with vegetable oil for extra crispiness.
  4. Place the egg rolls in the air fryer basket in a single layer, ensuring they don’t overlap.
  5. Cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping the egg rolls halfway through the cooking time for even browning.
  6. Once the egg rolls are golden-brown and crispy, carefully remove them from the air fryer using tongs or a spatula.
  7. Let the egg rolls cool for 1-2 minutes before serving, as the filling will be hot.
  8. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces, such as sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, or hot mustard.

Not only are air fryer frozen egg rolls a delicious and convenient snack or appetizer, but they also offer some surprising nutritional benefits.

Nutritional Advantages of Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls

  • Lower in fat compared to deep-fried egg rolls, as air frying requires little to no oil.
  • Egg roll wrappers are often made with wheat flour, providing a source of complex carbohydrates.
  • The vegetable or meat fillings in egg rolls can contribute to your daily intake of vitamins and minerals.
  • Dipping sauces like sweet chili or soy sauce can add an extra kick of flavor without significant calories.

To take your air fryer frozen egg roll game to the next level, consider these tasty upgrades:

  • Brush the egg rolls with a mixture of soy sauce and sesame oil before cooking for an umami boost.
  • Sprinkle the cooked egg rolls with toasted sesame seeds or chopped scallions for added texture and flavor.
  • Create a fusion twist by serving the egg rolls with a side of guacamole or ranch dressing for dipping.
  • Transform leftover egg rolls into a crunchy topping for an Asian-inspired salad or noodle bowl.

Frequently Asked Questions About Air Frying Frozen Egg Rolls

Can I cook frozen egg rolls in the air fryer without thawing them first? Yes, one of the beauties of this method is that you can cook the egg rolls straight from the freezer, no thawing necessary!

How long do I cook frozen egg rolls in the air fryer? We recommend cooking them for 8-10 minutes at 400°F, flipping halfway through, but cooking times may vary slightly depending on your specific air fryer model.

Can I reheat leftover egg rolls in the air fryer? Absolutely! Simply place the leftover egg rolls in the air fryer and cook at 350°F for 2-3 minutes, or until heated through and crispy again.

How do I store leftover air-fried egg rolls? Allow the egg rolls to cool completely, then store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I make my own egg rolls from scratch and then freeze them for later? Yes, you can! Prepare your favorite egg roll recipe, wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. When ready to cook, follow the same air frying instructions as for store-bought frozen egg rolls.

Do I need to use oil when air frying frozen egg rolls? While not strictly necessary, a light spray or brush of oil can help achieve an even crispier exterior. However, the beauty of air frying is that you can achieve great results with little to no added oil.

What dipping sauces pair well with air-fried frozen egg rolls? The options are endless! Some popular choices include sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, hot mustard, or even a mixture of your favorite condiments.

Can I cook other frozen appetizers in the air fryer? Yes, the air fryer is a versatile tool for cooking a variety of frozen appetizers, such as mozzarella sticks, jalapeno poppers, or chicken wings. Adjust the cooking time and temperature according to the package instructions or your personal preference.

How do I know when the egg rolls are done cooking? The egg rolls should be golden-brown and crispy on the outside. If you’re unsure, you can use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature has reached 165°F (74°C) for food safety.

Can I cook frozen egg rolls in a regular oven if I don’t have an air fryer? Yes, you can bake frozen egg rolls in a preheated oven at 425°F (220°C) for 15-20 minutes, flipping halfway through, until crispy and heated through. However, the air fryer method yields crispier results in less time.

I hope this guide has inspired you to try air frying your frozen egg rolls for a quick, easy, and satisfying snack or appetizer. In my experience, this method never fails to impress, whether I’m enjoying them as a solo treat or sharing them with friends and family during a movie night or game day gathering.

So, what are you waiting for? Grab that bag of frozen egg rolls from your freezer, fire up your air fryer, and get ready to savor the crispy, crunchy, and flavorful results. And don’t forget to snap a photo of your beautiful creation and share it on social media – let’s spread the joy of air-fried frozen egg roll magic far and wide!

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