There are multiple versions of egg rolls. While some prefer the deep-fried version, many like the pan-fried version. Well, the pan-fried versions have a lot of popularity, to be honest, because the process you need to follow for that is a no-fuss and no-mess process.
But if you do not know how to cook egg rolls in frying pan, you probably do not know what process are we actually talking about here. As you have clicked on this article, we bet that you are interested to know about the process, right? Well, we do have a straightforward recipe, which we would love to share with you.
So, let us not get into any other topic and get into 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 started, we would like to state that the process we are going to describe will usually take about 30 to 40 minutes. And the number of ingredients we will use will yield 12 servings. That being said, let us get right into the steps to make egg rolls in a frying pan.
Step 1: Get the Ingredients
First and foremost, you need to get the ingredients. As we have mentioned above, our recipe is pretty straightforward. So, the ingredients we are going to use will not be fancy. However, those should be more than enough to make the rolls packed with flavors that are going to 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 shrimps, peel them, and split them in half. We would recommend getting the jumbo-sized ones, which would finally come to about 13 ounces in total.
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.
Step 3: Make a Combination of Chili Sauce and Bean Sprouts
Now that you have prepared the ingredients, you would need to 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 the top.
Also, put all of the chopped bean sprouts on the pan as well. Then start tossing them together. Toss them to the time where you can notice a proper coat on the bean sprouts. Once you notice that, turn the heat down and move along to the next step.
Step 4: Prepare the Egg Rolls
Our recommendation here would be to work with one egg roll at a time. Also, do note that you should cover the rest of the wrappers when you are working with one. This will prevent them from drying up. Place the first wrapper onto the working surface in a way where one of the corners is facing towards you.
Here, the shape would be like a diamond from your perspective. Take two teaspoons of the sprout mixture that 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 else you will be left with a good amount of unused mixture.
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, you need to start from the very 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 at the baking sheet, or else the fold will get unfolded, which means you would 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 ready to be filled and folded. So, follow the exact 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 of the egg rolls ready to be fried, you need to 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 this time the heat must be medium-high. Lower would take too much time, and higher will burn the wrappers.
Put four of the egg rolls on the 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 turning golden brown, which will indicate that the rolls are cooked. Turn them from time to time during the cooking process.
After they are done, place them on a wire rack. Put the same amount of oil on the pan and repeat the process for the rest four of the 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 pretty much evident that learning how to cook egg rolls in frying pan is not a hard process after all. The key things you need to consider are the folding process and the cooking process. If you can get them right, there will be nothing stopping you from enjoying perfectly cooked egg rolls.