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Pork (or Chicken) Egg Rolls (3 ways!) with Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce

Air Fryer Chicken Egg Rolls

Pork ( or Chicken) Egg Rolls- – Forget frozen, store bought or the take out version! Make crunchy homemade chicken egg rolls right at home in your air fryer, oven or stove top.   Great for dinner, lunch or snack.

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I do love a good dose of take out now and then.  OK, more than, now and then. I like a good dose of take out quite often. While it’s always nice to have somebody else make dinner, it is healthier and cheaper to make a few of our favorites at home. 

Egg rolls included.

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Ingredients Needed:

  • Ground chicken or pork
  • Cabbage mix with shredded carrots
  • Minced garlic
  • Ground ginger
  • Soy sauce
  • Oil ( canola/olive/vegetable)
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Egg roll wrappers
  • Oil, if you are frying
  • For Sweet & Sour Sauce:
  • Sugar
  • Ketchup
  • White vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • Garlic powder

Ground Chicken or Pork: The recipe card is noted for ground pork. If desired, you can use ground chicken as a replacement.  However, the nutritional information below may differ.

Cabbage Mix: I simply grab a pre made bag from the produce section at the grocery store. You can find them in the same area as the pre made bags of lettuce/salad kits. 

Egg Roll Wrappers:  In my grocery store, these can be found in the produce section. However, they could be different in other stores.  Just be sure you get egg roll wrappers, not wonton wraps!  The wonton wraps are much smaller. 

Ground Pork (or Chicken) Egg Rolls with Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce

How to Make:

  • First, cook ground chicken in a large skillet until no longer pink.  Use a spatula or wooden spoon and crumble the chicken as it cooks.   Add in the remainder of ingredients, with the exception of water and flour.   Continue cooking until everything is well combined and heated.
  • Then, mix the flour and water together in a small bowl. This is going to be your “glue” to seal up the egg rolls. 
  • Next. scoop 1/4 cup of the mixture and place it diagonally in to the wrapper. Fold bottom corner over filling. Fold in both sides of wrap. Roll tightly and seal with a flour/water mixture.
  • Need a visual?  See below video. 🖒 
  • For Air Fryer: Lightly spray the basket of your air fryer with non stick cooking spray.  Cook 2-3 rolls at a time for just 5 minutes at 390 degrees.  If you can fit more in your basket, that’s fine.  Just don’t overcrowd the basket.
  • For Oven: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a baking sheet lightly. Bake rolls for 10-15 minutes or until browned. Turning half way through cooking time.
  • For Frying in Oil: Pour canola oil into skillet about 1/4-1/2 way. Heat oil to approx 350 degrees. Carefully place rolls in oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove carefully and drain on paper towel.

A few last notes:

  • For Air Fryer: Cooking time may vary, depending on your brand of air fryer.
  • These egg rolls freeze great! Keep them in a freezer safe container or storage bag and they will be good for the next few months.  Simply reheat them in your oven when you are ready to enjoy them.  I wouldn’t recommend using the microwave to reheat, as it might make your egg rolls soggy.

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Skip the Take Out Version:

Yield: 12-15 rolls

Pork (or Chicken) Egg Rolls with Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce

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  • Skip take out version and make these simple egg rolls at home!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage mix with carrots mix
  • 1 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 TBSP flour
  • 1 TBSP water
  • canola oil, if you are frying

FOR SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE:

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

Instructions

  1. In a skillet, heat canola oil, then, add in ground pork.
  2. Cook pork to crumble until no longer pink.
  3. Stir in minced garlic, ginger and soy sauce. Then, add in cabbage/carrot mixture. Stir to combine well.
  4. Continue cooking for about another 5 minutes to heat cabbage.
  5. In a small bowl, mix flour and water until combined.
  6. Place 1/4 cup of filling diagonally into wrapper.
  7. Fold bottom corner over filling.Fold in both sides of wrap. Roll tightly and seal with a flour/water mixture.
  8. Place seam side down until you are ready to cook.

FOR AIR FRYER:

  1. Cook 2-3 rolls at a time for 5 minutes at 390 degrees.

FOR OVEN:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a baking sheet lightly. Bake rolls for 10-15 minutes or until browned. Turning half way through cooking time.

FOR FRYING IN OIL:

  1. Pour canola oil into skillet about 1/4-1/2 way. Heat oil to approx 350 degrees. Carefully place rolls in oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side or until browned.
  2. Remove carefully and drain on paper towel.

FOR SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE:

  1. In a saucepan, add all ingredients and whisk until smooth. Cook on medium heat for approx 5-10 minutes or until thickened.

 

 

 

Notes

  • Sweet and sour sauce adapted from Life in the Lofthouse
  • Cooking time listed in for frying in oil.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 191Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 312mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 11g

All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on ourtableforseven.com should only be used as a general guideline. This information is provided as a courtesy and there is no guarantee that the information will be completely accurate

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Vicki

Sunday 9th of September 2018

What kind and size of wrappers do you use?

Erin Table for Seven

Sunday 9th of September 2018

Hi Vicki!

I use egg roll wrappers from Na Soya. ( http://www.nasoya.com/healthy-tofu-products/egg-roll-wraps/ ) But, any other brand equivalent will work. Check in the produce section of your grocery store and you should find them there.

Enjoy!

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