You don’t need to get out your deep fryer to have crispy and delicious egg rolls – these Pork and Vegetable Crispy Baked Egg Rolls are easy to make, truly crispy and absolutely delicious. They’re the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer!
Remember those spicy pork meatballs I told you about? When you make them, save half of the pork mixture and make these crispy baked egg rolls.
You can certainly pan fry, or even deep fry these, but I decided to bake them brushed with sesame oil. They turned out crispy and delicious. For holidays or any kind of gathering, these are sure to be gobbled up quickly. Kids love them too!
If you’re feeling ambitious, you can make your own egg roll wrappers. Or buy them, as I did. I was surprised that some brands manage to stuff a whole list of unpronounceable ingredients in these simple wrappers, and was happy to find this brand at our local natural foods market.
The package insert even included a handy guide to assembling the rolls.
As for dip, we had some savory plum sauce that our friend Beth made that was just perfect. You could also combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, sriracha and toasted sesame oil (all to taste) for a simple and delicious dip. Sweet Chili sauce would also be excellent!
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil plus more for brushing egg rolls before baking
- 1 cup finely chopped green cabbage
- 1 carrot shredded
- 4 green onions chopped
- 1/2 recipe Easy Spicy Pork Meatballs raw mixture
- 12 egg roll wrappers
Start by making the raw mixture of the Easy Spicy Pork Meatballs
Preheat oven to 400ºF.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Heat 1 teaspoon sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add cabbage, carrot, and green onions. Cook and stir for about 1 minute. Add meatball mixture; cook and stir, breaking into small pieces until pork is cooked through. Set aside to cool.
When filling has cooled, scoop 1/4 cup into an egg roll wrapper. Fold two opposite corners toward the middle, partially covering filling. Roll, burrito style, from one of the remaining corners and place on parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining egg rolls. Arrange egg rolls spaced apart so they brown evenly.
Brush egg rolls all over with sesame oil.
Bake until golden brown, 12 to 14 minutes. Serve.