How to cook frozen egg rolls in the air fryer?
Egg rolls being the yummiest are served as appetizers and snacks. Almost everybody loves to have them.
Some people claim that egg rolls are not a healthy meal option. Yes, that is true only if you go for deep-fried egg rolls.
So question is, is there any other way too, to cook egg rolls?
Well, the answer is yes there is another way too that is quicker, easier, and most importantly, Healthier!
And that is cooking frozen egg rolls in the air fryer!
Sounds amazing? I know. Air-fried frozen egg rolls are also one of my favorites. I have been air-frying them for years and every time they turn out to be super tasty and crispy.
You can also air fry egg rolls like a pro. I have compiled all the detailed instructions and tips that you need. So, let’s get started now:
How to Air Fry Frozen egg rolls – All in one guide
At first, let’s have a look at what is required to make egg rolls:
- Frozen egg rolls
- Cooking spray (optional)
Any good quality air fryer:
Instructions to Air fry Frozen Egg Rolls
Preheating the air fryer: Preheat the air fryer to 370°F for around 3-4 minutes. Going for this step ensures that the egg rolls will turn out to be crunchy and crispy.
Spraying oil in the basket: Take out the fryer’s basket and brush a little bit of olive oil in the basket. It works well.
Spreading the rolls: Spread the rolls evenly in the bakers in a single layer. Ensure some space in between the rolls so that they can be cooked well.
Air frying the rolls: Air fry the rolls at 370°F for 12 minutes in total. That means after 6 minutes take out the basket, flip the sides, and air fry again for 6 more minutes.
And then take out the basket and your crunchy egg rolls are ready to be served!
Some Pro tips to consider while air frying egg rolls
- Always give equal time for air frying to both sides of the rolls. When halfway through the frying process, flip the rolls over.
- After air frying for 12 minutes, if you still feel like the rolls need more time to get cooked you can air fry them for 1-2 more minutes. After that, they will be cooked well.
I personally give 12 minutes of air frying and they turn out crispy. It depends on the air fryer and the frozen egg roll brand that you are using. So, adjust the time accordingly.
Sauces to serve with crispy egg rolls
Well, I like having sweet chili sauce with my frozen egg rolls. That is my favorite one and below are some more dip options you can go for:
- Honey sauce
- Ginger soy sauce
- Soy sauce
- Sweet and spicy sauce
- Plain mayonnaise
- Fish Sauce
And the list goes on and on. Go for whatever you like the most.
Homemade Recipe for Egg Rolls
If you are one of those who loves to try homemade recipe of egg rolls instead of using frozen egg rolls of any brand, then let me share you my recipe.
Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Servings: 4
- ½ cup mushrooms, chopped
- ½ cup carrots, grated
- ½ cup zucchini, grated
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 8 egg roll wrappers
- 1 eggs, whisked
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- In a bowl, mix carrots with mushrooms, zucchini, green onions and soy
sauce and stir well.
- Arrange egg roll wrappers on a working surface, divide veggie mix on
each and roll well.
- In a bowl, mix cornstarch with egg, whisk well and brush eggs rolls with
- Seal edges, place all rolls in your preheated air fryer and cook them at 370
degrees F for 15 minutes.
- Arrange them on a platter and serve them for lunch.
calories 172, fat 6, fiber 6, carbs 8, protein 7
*These nutritional value are estimated values.
FAQs about Air frying Egg Rolls
What brand of Frozen egg roll was used in this recipe?
Tai Pei chicken egg rolls were used for the recipe listed above. Also, they are one of my favorites because the crispy wrappers and seasoning they have are just divine!
How to reheat egg rolls in the air fryer?
If you have leftover egg rolls, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Don’t keep them for more than 3 days. And for reheating, set the air fryer temperature at 370°F for 3-4 minutes. After that, your leftover egg rolls will be good to go. Enjoy!
What is the best way to cook frozen egg rolls?
Air frying, Air frying, and Air frying!
That’s the ultimate supreme way of cooking everything including the frozen egg rolls. Why?
Because air frying requires very little to no oil. Cooking is easier and quicker, too with air frying. And frozen egg rolls made in an air fryer turn out to be equally crispy and crunchy as the ones made with deep frying using so much oil. So air frying is the smartest way of cooking egg rolls, both Healthwise and Taste wise.
What Brand of Egg Rolls you can try?
You can use Tai Pei, MINH mini chicken egg rolls, PF Chang’s frozen egg rolls, and PAGODA white chicken egg rolls.
I have tried them all, and they all turn out to be tasty and equally crispy.
How long to cook frozen egg rolls in the air fryer?
Preheating time of 1-2 minutes and an air frying time of 12 minutes is more than enough for perfectly cooked egg rolls.
If still, after giving this time you feel that the rolls need more time to get cooked well, you can air fry them again for 2-3 minutes. It depends on your air fryer and egg rolls as well. So adjust it accordingly until your rolls are fully cooked.
Do I need to oil the air fryer basket?
Well, not necessarily but if you opt for this little step the egg rolls will turn out crunchier. So it is always a good idea to oil the basket either with cooking spray or using an oil brush. You can use any vegetable oil for oiling the fryer’s basket.
Are frozen egg rolls healthy?
Yes, they are healthy meal option if you make them with air frying. Because in air frying very little oil is used in comparison to deep frying. So, air-fried frozen egg rolls are healthy, not deep-fried egg rolls.
How many calories are there in frozen egg rolls?
One egg roll has around 146 calories in it. This calorie count is for a serving size of 68 grams. Therefore, depending on how many egg rolls you eat, the calorie count will increase accordingly.
What’s the difference between Egg Rolls and Spring Rolls?
A major difference between egg rolls and spring rolls is that egg rolls are wrapped in a thicker crispier wrapper that is usually filled with any kind of meat, cabbage, and some other veggies. Spring rolls, on the other hand, are filled with cooked vegetables and covered in thin flour or rice wrappers.
How long do you air fry PF Chang’s frozen egg rolls?
Air frying time of 12-14 minutes is enough for PF Chang’s egg rolls to get cooked perfectly. Make sure you flip the rolls after giving half of this total time. Let’s say it this way, air fry the egg rolls first for 6 minutes then take out the basket, flip the side, and again air fry for 6 more minutes. As simple as that!
Do you need to thaw the egg rolls first?
No, there is no need to thaw egg rolls before air frying them. You can cook them in the air fryer right after taking them out of the freezer. You can increase the air frying time, in case the egg rolls are extremely frozen. But still, no need to go for defrosting first.
Air-fried frozen egg rolls are the ultimate tempting snack or meal option for everybody; be they kids or adults. They are quicker to make and crispier to enjoy, having the potential to satisfy all your crunchy cravings. Lol.
Give them a shot and you’ll be amazed by how tasty they will come out!
Happy Air Frying!