What Are Egg Rolls?
Egg rolls are rolls with a meat and vegetable filling. The egg roll wrap is made from flour which might and might not contain egg. The filling most commonly consists of ground pork, cabbage, shredded carrot with spices, and soy sauce. The rolls are deep-fried and served with sauces or dips.
What Is The Difference Between Egg Roll and Spring Roll?
Most people consider spring rolls and egg rolls as the same thing. Despite the same shape and cooking method, the two have some differences that set the two apart. These are:
Wrapper: Firstly, the wrapper of an egg roll is thick. It is made from flour and is then dipped in an egg which makes it crunchier. At the same time, the wrapper of the spring roll is thinner. It can either be made from all-purpose or rice flour.
Filling: The filling of an egg roll is a mixture of savory meat and vegetables like cabbage and carrot. Whereas spring roll is most commonly made from vegetable filling.
Cooking: Egg rolls are always deep-fried. As a result, they are crispy and crunchy. In contrast, spring rolls are both fried and baked.
How to Wrap Egg Rolls?
Wrapping an egg roll is super easy. Here is the step by step instruction on wrapping an egg roll effortlessly like a pro:
Step 1: Firstly, spread the sheet in front of you. Make sure you place it diagonally, i.e., the corners of the wraps should point towards you.
Step 2: Place 2 to 3 tablespoons of the filling near the edge of the sheet above the corner. Spread it to make a straight line.
Step 3: Fold the corner over the filling and start rolling it tightly.
Step 4: Halfway through the sheet, fold the left and right corners inwards to seal the ends.
Step 5: Continue to roll until you have reached the corner. Seal it by brushing all-purpose flour and water mixture.
How to Serve Egg Rolls?
You can serve egg rolls with your favorite sauce or dip. They go well with Ketchup, BBQ sauce, Teriyaki sauce, Hoisin sauce, Honey mustard sauce, chili oil, or plain soy sauce.
Here are some delicious recipes that you can serve with Egg Rolls:
How to Store Egg Rolls?
The best way to store egg rolls is by freezing them. You can place them in the refrigerator, and they will last for up to 3 days. However, they can get a little soggy.
Place the uncooked homemade egg rolls on a parchment-lined tray and freeze for about 4 hours. Take them out of the freezer, place them in a plastic zip-lock bag and refreeze. They will last for up to 3 months.
Furthermore, you can also freeze cooked homemade egg rolls. Once they reach room temperature, place them in a freezer-safe ziplock bag and freeze for up to 3 months.