Recipe: Air Fryer Egg Rolls

January 2023


  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • ½ pound ground pork or ground chicken
  • 4 cups coleslaw mix
  • ½ cup matchstick-cut carrots
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons rice or white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon Chinese five-spice seasoning
  • 12 egg roll wrappers
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Sweet chili sauce, duck sauce or hot mustard sauce, for dipping


Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the pork and cook until crumbled and cooked through, about 4 minutes. Add the coleslaw mix, carrots, ginger and garlic. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until the cabbage has wilted. Remove from the heat and stir in the green onions, soy sauce, vinegar, pepper, salt and five-spice seasoning. Transfer to a plate and let cool slightly.

Place 1 egg roll wrapper flat on a work surface with the points of the wrapper facing up and down, like a diamond. Place about ⅓ cup of the pork/chicken mixture in the middle of the wrapper. Dip your fingers in water and dampen the edges of the wrapper. Fold the left and then right points of the wrapper in toward the center. Fold the bottom point over the center just like you would a burrito, rolling the wrapper toward the remaining point to form a tight cylinder. Press edges to seal. Place on a plate and cover with a dry towel. Repeat the process with remaining wrappers and pork/ chicken mixture.

Preheat the air fryer to 375º F and spray the air fryer basket with cooking spray. Brush the tops of the egg rolls with olive oil. Working in batches, place the egg rolls in the basket and cook 7 minutes. Flip the egg rolls over and brush with more oil. Cook for an additional 2 minutes. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.