The most important part of an egg roll is flavorful filling, without that, you say “meh” after you bite into it. You don’t want to have to drown it in sauce in order for it to be delicious. Even worse is oil-laden egg rolls where you can’t taste anything other than the oil that is coating your mouth.
If you want to make perfectly crispy, super flavorful egg rolls, my mom’s famous Chicken Egg Roll recipe is simply the best. And, they are just in time for the Chinese Lunar New Year which is today!
I always think of Christmas when I think of making my mom’s egg rolls. Chinese food served on Christmas Eve was always a tradition in my family. My grandma’s tangy sweet & sour chicken, my aunt’s bbq pork, and my mom’s egg rolls. Nothing feels cozier than Chinese food (arguably the best cuisine on the planet) on the best holiday of the year.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE HOMEMADE SWEET & SOUR SAUCE
The homemade sweet & sour sauce in this recipe can’t be skipped. This is served warm and is delightfully tangy. It’s the perfect balance for these egg rolls that are full of fresh ginger and garlic flavor. I created this sweet & sour recipe to pair with my Crispy Crunchy Sesame Chicken Recipe which is a must-try. If you haven’t experienced this crispy style of sesame chicken I can assure you, your life is about to change for the better!
One more important thing to note is the importance of using fresh cabbage instead of bagged coleslaw. Sure, chopping down a cabbage is an annoying extra step that could be solved with the convenience of buying the pre-shredded bag, but there is a significant difference in texture.
HOW TO WRAP EGG ROLLS
- Lay out one egg roll wrapper with a corner pointed toward you.
- Place a 1/4 cup of the cabbage mixture in the middle.
- Use your finger to spread a little bit of the flour mixture along all of the edges.
- Fold in half, then fold the two opposite corners together to make a triangle, fold the sides in and then roll tightly.
- Seal all the edges with the water/flour mixture.
HOW TO REHEAT EGG ROLLS
The egg rolls are best served immediately. To enjoy as leftovers, reheat in an oven at 425 degrees for 10 minutes
Looking for other great yummy comfort foods? Check these out:
Crispy Crunchy Sesame Chicken Recipe
Cheesecake Factory Orange Chicken Copycat Recipe
Chicken Alfredo Fritta Olive Garden Copycat Recipe
Enjoy these egg rolls and be sure to comment below with any questions or feedback! If you make these or any other recipes, be sure to tag me on IG @BadBatchBaking for a feature on my story.