There are multiple versions of egg rolls. While some prefer the deep-fried version, many like the pan-fried version. The pan-fried versions have a lot of popularity because the process you need to follow for that is a no-fuss and no-mess approach.
As you have clicked on this article, we bet that you are interested to know about the process, right? But if you do not know how to cook egg rolls in a frying pan, you probably do not know what process we are talking about here. We have a straightforward recipe, which we would love to share.
So, let us not get into any other topic and the process of cooking no-fuss egg rolls in a frying pan, shall we?
How to Cook Egg Rolls In a Frying Pan?
Before we start, we would like to state that the process we describe will usually take about 30 to 40 minutes. And the number of ingredients we will use will yield 12 servings. Let’s get right into the steps to make egg rolls in a frying pan.
Step 1: Get the Ingredients
As we have mentioned above, our recipe is pretty straightforward. First and foremost, you need to get the ingredients. Most of the best egg cookers and frying pans have a system developed in a way that lets you cook eggs relatively quickly.
So, the ingredients we are going to use will not be fancy. However, those should be enough to make the rolls packed with flavors that will ooze inside your mouth.
Wondering what ingredients are you going to need? Well, those are as follows:
- 12 ounces of bean sprouts
¼ cups of sweet chili sauce
12 cooked shrimp
¼ cups of peanut oil
12 egg roll wrappers
2 teaspoons of soy sauce
1/8 teaspoon of fresh ground pepper
1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
Step 2: Prepare the Ingredients
After getting the ingredients, you would need to prepare them. First, start with the bean sprouts. Chop them into small pieces. Then take the shrimp, peel them, and split them in half. We recommend getting the jumbo-sized ones, which would finally come to about 13 ounces.
Now, take the cilantro and chop it into fine pieces. You would need about 6 teaspoons of fresh cilantro after chopping them up. Also, take the gingers and peel them. Here, you would need about ¼ teaspoons of ginger.
On that note, our recommendation would be to get the less sodium version for the soy sauce because that would lower the salt content of the dish. Also, prepare the egg roll wrappers. They should be 8 inches in size.
Also Read: How to Poach an Egg
Step 3: Make a Combination of Chili Sauce and Bean Sprouts
Now that you have prepared the ingredients, you must work with the heat. Put the pan on the stove and turn on the heat. Do not put the flame on the high level at first. Instead, start with low or medium heat. Then, put about three tablespoons of chili sauce on top.
Also, put all of the chopped bean sprouts in the pan as well. Then start tossing them together. Toss them to the time when you can notice a proper coat on the bean sprouts. Once you notice that, turn the heat down and move to the next step.
Step 4: Prepare the Egg Rolls
Our recommendation here would be to work with one egg roll at a time. Place the first wrapper onto the working surface in a way where one of the corners is facing toward you. Also, note that you should cover the rest of the wrappers when working with one. This will prevent them from drying up.
Take two teaspoons of the sprout mixture you just made in step number and place them right in the center of the wrapper. Make sure that the teaspoons are filled to the brim in this step, or you will be left with a good amount of unused mixture. Here, the shape would be like a diamond from your perspective.
Then add 2 halves of the shrimp. Also, do not forget to add cilantro. That should be 1-1/2 teaspoons. Also, do make sure that all of the ingredients are right in the middle. They should not be hanging around in the corners. If you leave them around the corners, it will get pretty for you to fold the wrapper.
Step 5: Fold the Egg Rolls
Now that you have all of the ingredients inside the wrapper, you need to start on the folding task. Here, it would help if you started from the significantly lower corner of the wrapper. Fold it over the filling and make it meet with the side corners. Then get your fingers drenched in water and moisture on the top of the wrapper.
Once the top corner is moisturized, you need to make it roll up in a jelly-roll fashion. After that, place the egg roll on a baking sheet. Make sure the seam side is facing downward on the baking sheet, or else the fold will unfold, which means you will have to fold the corners again.
Step 6: Repeat the Process for the Other Wrappers
From steps 4 and 5, you should have one egg roll ready. But we still have a load of ingredients and a couple more egg roll wrappers prepared to be filled and folded. So, follow the same procedure we described in steps 4 and step 5 for the other wrappers you have on the countertop. You should end up with eight rolls.
Step 7: Fry up the Egg Rolls
After getting all the egg rolls ready to be fried, you must move along the frying process. For this, put about two tablespoons of oil on the pan and put it on top of a stovetop. Turn the heat up again, but the heat must be medium-high this time.
Lower would take too much time, and higher will burn the wrappers.
Put four of the egg rolls on top o the pan. Do make sure that you put the seam side down first — cook for about seven minutes. You will notice that the surface is golden brown, indicating that the rolls are cooked and boiled perfectly. Turn them in from time to time during the cooking process.
After they are done, place them on a wire rack. Put the same amount of oil in the pan and repeat the process for the rest four rolls.
Step 8: Make the Sauce and Serve
Finally, combine the rest of the chili sauce with 1 tablespoon of vinegar and the rest of the ingredients you have left. Serve the egg rolls in a place with the sauce on the side, and enjoy.
We hope that it is evident that learning how to cook egg rolls in a frying pan is not a complex process after all. The key things you need to consider are the folding process and the cooking process. If you can get them right, nothing will stop you from enjoying perfectly cooked egg rolls.