The Best Homemade Egg Rolls

These are the BEST Homemade Egg Rolls made with seasoned ground pork and fresh vegetables tightly rolled up in egg roll wrappers, then fried to crispy delicious perfection.

The Best Homemade Egg Rolls |

I've never been much of a fan of Chinese take-out.  I know for some people Chinese food night is just as frequent as pizza night.  But, since I'm not a fan, we don't eat Chinese very much at all.  Which is a shame for my husband because he quite likes it.

I found a recipe for egg rolls a while back when I was browsing on the internet planning my menu for the week.  I seldomly venture into the realm of making Chinese at home, and if I do it's some kind of stir-fry or fried rice.  Not beautiful, golden, crispy egg rolls.

But, I thought I'd give them  a go because I knew my husband would love them.  The recipe I was inspired by didn't look too tough!

Making egg rolls at home is easier than you think!  These are my husband's FAVORITE!

Once I got the technique down for rolling them up nice and tight, I made quick work of assembling them.  Working in batches I fried them up, which really was the toughest part.  You've keep a close eye on them too make sure they're fried evenly and not for too long.

Once they were done, they were nice and crispy and every bite as delicious as any take out egg roll.  My husband loved 'em, just as I suspected he would.

Forget take-out!  This recipe is for crispy, golden, delicious fried egg rolls that are easy to make at home.

Just for the record, from what I've read, these aren't exactly authentic Chinese egg rolls.  We can call these American Chinese.  I'm an American girl who loves American food, so I'm alright with a westernized version.

What's important is that they came out just the way we hoped they would!  I don't usually deep fry at home, but once in a while it's nice to mix it up and indulge a little! I really loved them even though I'm not usually a fan of Chinese food and they've been added to our permanent recipe rotation.  I call them the best because my husband thinks they are the best.  :)

The Best Homemade Egg Rolls

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  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 small carrot, shredded
  • 1 package (25 7-inch square) egg roll wrappers
  • 2 tbsps flour
  • 2 tbsps water
  • 1 quart peanut or vegetable oil, for frying
  • your favorite Asian dipping sauce

  1. Cook the pork and garlic in the vegetable oil until the pork is no longer pink.  Stir in the soy sauce, sesame oil, and ground ginger.  Set aside to slightly cool.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the pork mixture with the shredded carrots and cabbage.  In a small bowl, make a paste out of the flour and water.
  3. Lay out an egg roll wrapper with a corner pointed towards you.  Place 1/4 cup of the pork and vegetable mixture into the center of the wrapper. Brush the corner farthest from you with the flour paste.  Fold the corner closest to you up over the mixture.  Fold the left and right corners in towards the center, then tightly roll.  The flour paste will help seal the egg roll.  Repeat until all of the filling is used.  (I ended up with 13 egg rolls total.)
  4. Fry the egg rolls in the peanut oil (just a few at a time) until they are golden brown.  Remove to a paper towel-lined plate.  Serve with your favorite Asian dipping sauce.

  • To save time you can use pre-shredded coleslaw mix in place off the cabbage and carrots!  And I think next time I'm adding mushrooms. YUM!
  • Source: Adapted from a recipe found on


  1. Egg rolls are my favorite part of Chinese take out and these look absolutely delicious! :) They don't seem too difficult either! Pinning for dinner next week!

    1. Yay! I'd lve to know how they turn out for you! :)

  2. Those look great and easy enough for a not so great cook to try:)

  3. I make dinner egg rolls all the time at home. we call them leftover egg rolls. You can put ANYTHING in an eggroll and fry it. If it is rollable do it. I have done pizza, scrambled eggs bacon and cheese, Buffalo chicken(my personal favorite) Ground Italian sausage with peppers and onions. There is no end to what you can do with these things. Use your imagination. Just remember to add some kind of seasoning after they come out of fryer.

  4. I made these for dinner last night. Everyone loved them! They are the BEST :) Thank you for the recipe!!

  5. Hi, I'm highly allergic to cabbage, and wondered if I omitted it, if it would make a difference in the consistency?

  6. I drained them on a paper towel, but they were still extremely greasy. Any suggestions?


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