Egg rolls are one of the world’s most versatile appetizers. They’re usually served as an appetizer, but with the right filling, they can also be a light meal. They’re also delicious as cocktail party food or buffet item because they can be made in advance and kept warm in the oven while your guests mingle before dinner. Egg rolls are especially popular at Chinese restaurants, but you don’t have to go out for them—you can make them yourself!
1. Ground beef and onion
- Ground beef and onion.
- Spicy beef and onion.
- Sweet beef and onion.
- Spicy beef and onion with mushrooms.
2. BBQ chicken and pineapple
- BBQ chicken and pineapple
- 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into cubes)
- 1 cup barbecue sauce * 1/2 cup pineapple chunks (canned is fine)
Directions: Cook the chicken in a skillet over medium heat until done. Add the pineapple chunks and cook for 5 minutes more. Drain any excess liquid from the pan, then add your favorite barbecue sauce to coat everything evenly! Now you’re ready to roll up your egg rolls!
3. Vegetable medley
- Use a variety of vegetables. Asparagus, mushrooms and bell peppers are popular choices for egg roll fillings. You can also use fresh spinach leaves or cabbage if you like.
- Use different colors of vegetables in your medley to add visual appeal and variety to the dish. For example, instead of using just one type of mushroom in your filling–try using both white button and crimini mushrooms! The same goes for other ingredients like carrots or cabbage; try not using all green or red varieties but rather mix up their colors so that they’re not all exactly the same shade (this will make them look more appetizing).
- Add some tofu or meat if you want more protein in your meal!
4. Keema curry with cauliflower
Keema curry with cauliflower
This recipe is a great way to use up any leftover keema (ground meat) you might have around. It’s also a great way to make your own keema, if you don’t have any on hand. The flavors are mild, but they’re balanced well by the slightly spicy cauliflower and fresh cilantro garnish.
The ingredients: 1 head cauliflower; 1 tablespoon olive oil; 2 teaspoons garam masala; 1 teaspoon ground coriander; 1 teaspoon ground cumin; 1/2 teaspoon chili powder; 1 cup water or broth (vegetable stock works too); salt and pepper to taste; 4 cups cooked brown rice
5. Chinese pork and cabbage rolls
Chinese pork and cabbage rolls are a classic Chinese dish, and they’re perfect for making at home. The filling is made with ground pork, cabbage, garlic and ginger. You can also add some soy sauce to give the egg roll a savory flavor.
The best part about these egg rolls is that they’re super easy to make! Just wrap them up in corn tortillas (or any other kind of bread you like) then fry them until they turn golden brown on all sides–it’s as simple as that! Once they’re done cooking, serve them with rice for an appetizing meal full of flavor in every bite! If you want an extra kick of heat without adding additional spices like pepper or chili powder try adding Sriracha sauce during assembly instead; it’ll give your taste buds something exciting without overpowering everything else in the dish.”
6. Pork and shrimp spring rolls with sweet and sour sauce
Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
- Sweet and sour sauce (see recipe below)
- 1 pound ground pork, cooked and drained
- 1/2 cup chopped green onions, white parts only (about 3)
- 1 egg, lightly beaten with 2 tablespoons water
To make the spring rolls, you will also need:
- Egg roll wrappers (you can buy them at most grocery stores)
How to make sweet and sour sauce:
- In a small bowl or measuring cup whisk together all ingredients until combined; set aside until ready to use
7. Spicy shrimp and crab meat rolls with Sriracha mayo dipping sauce
You can use shrimp, crab meat, or a combination of both for these rolls. The sriracha mayo dipping sauce is an excellent addition to any type of egg roll recipe. Other ingredients you could add include shredded carrots, bean sprouts and snow peas.
You can make egg rolls yourself at home!
Egg rolls are a great way to use up leftovers. You can make them as spicy or mild as you want, and they’re easy to make in batches and freeze for future use. In fact, making egg rolls at home is so easy that it’s almost like cheating!
If you’ve never made egg rolls before, here are some tips:
- Use parchment paper or nonstick spray on your baking sheet so the egg roll doesn’t stick.
- The filling should be relatively dry; if there’s too much liquid from sauces or meat juices, the wrapper will break easily when rolling it up (and then no one gets any dinner).
I hope you enjoyed these seven tasty filling ideas for homemade egg rolls. If you want to learn more about making them, check out this article on how to make egg rolls from scratch!