Directions 6 steps | 30 Minutes
Combine pork, vermicelli, garlic, mint, spring onions, hoisin sauce, sesame oil and black pepper in a mixing bowl. Mix well. (See our tip below regarding adjusting seasoning, if needed.)
Take a sheet of egg roll wrapper and fold the bottom corner up, as shown in the photo below. Add about 2 tablespoons of the prepared filling along the middle of the bottom edge.
Fold over and tuck in the edges. Roll all the way towards the opposite corner, leaving the corner edge still exposed.
Brush the corner edge with the flour slurry to seal.
Heat oil in a frying pan or deep skillet to 350°F. Deep-fry the rolls until golden brown on both sides. Remove the rolls and transfer to paper towels to drain excess oil.
Serve hot with sweet chili sauce on the side. Enjoy!
- Fry a small tasting portion of the filling to check for seasoning. Adjust to taste with salt and pepper, if needed, before filling all egg roll wrappers.
Are egg rolls healthy?
The exact nutritional value of an egg roll would depend on the filling and the method of cooking. In general, egg rolls are a source of protein and fiber thanks to their meat and vegetable content. However, they are also high in sodium, saturated fat and carbohydrates, making them a dish that should be consumed in moderation.
What is the difference between egg rolls and spring rolls?
There are a few differences between egg rolls and spring rolls. Egg rolls are fried whereas spring rolls can be fried, baked or steamed. The wrapper for the egg roll has egg, flour and water, whereas the spring roll wrapper is made with just flour and water. Because of this, egg rolls tend to be thick and crunchy, unlike spring rolls that are light and crispy.
What is the pink stuff in egg rolls?
The pink stuff in egg rolls varies depending on what is inside the egg roll. It can be char siu, Chinese barbeque pork, which is usually tinged red. It can also be pieces of shrimp. If your egg roll is vegetarian, the pink tinge can come from ginger, carrot or red bell pepper.
Vietnamese egg rolls vs Chinese?
Vietnamese egg rolls are usually made with spring roll wrappers, unlike Chinese egg rolls which are made with egg roll wrappers. Spring roll wrappers yield a light, crispy shell, unlike egg roll wrappers which form thick, chewy shells. Vietnamese egg rolls also have the addition of noodles.