Chinese Takeout Egg Rolls

Chinese Takeout Egg Rolls | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

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Have you tried egg rolls before? If you haven’t, you are surely missing out. These Chinese takeout egg rolls by Jason Farmer are the best ones you will ever make at home. They are even better than any restaurants out there. Trust me, you will never go back to buying them again once you try this recipe. They are crispy, full of flavors, and cost so much less.


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Egg rolls are one of the popular menu items in a Chinese restaurant alongside fried rice. Who can even resist this incredible dish? Perfectly seasoned ground pork and vegetables are wrapped well, then deep fried until golden brown and crispy. No wonder it has been gaining popularity worldwide over the years. Serve it with duck sauce, which has a sweet and sour flavor and a translucent orange color, or with Chinese mustard sauce.

Authentic Chinese Egg Rolls Ingredients

Ground pork recipe:

  • 1/4 lb ground pork
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • spice mix:
    • 1/4 tsp sugar
    • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
    • 1/8 tsp Chinese 5 spice
    • 1/8 tsp white pepper
    • 1 tbsp shaoxing wine (use dry sherry or mirin as an alternative)
    • 3/4 tsp light soy sauce
    • 1/2 tsp hoisin
    • 1/2 tsp oyster sauce


  • 8 cups green cabbage (finely shredded)
  • 1 cup celery (julienne)
  • 1 cup carrot (julienne)
  • salt
  • 1/4 cup green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 1.5 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • Seasoning mixture:
    • 2 tsp kosher salt
    • 2.5 tsp chicken bouillon powder
    • 1.5 tsp granulated sugar
    • 1/8 tsp Chinese 5 spice
    • 1/8 tsp white pepper
    • 1/8 tsp black pepper


  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 8 egg roll wrappers
  • vegetable oil


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How to Make Egg Rolls

Step 1:

Start with the vegetables. Mix all vegetable seasoning in a bowl and set aside. Fill a large pot of lightly salted water over high heat, then prepare an ice bath. Blanch the vegetables for a minute, then transfer to an ice bath to cool completely. Remove excess water from vegetables by pressing them against a colander. Spread them on a baking sheet to dry.

Step 2:

Make the ground pork recipe. Combine all spice mix in a small bowl. Heat oil on a nonstick pan over medium high heat, then cook the pork on one side until browned, then mix. 2 to 3 minutes before the pork is done cooking, add garlic and cook for a minute. Mix in the sauce mixture and cook until reduced completely. Transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel then set aside.

Step 3:

Toss vegetables with the seasoning mixture, toasted sesame oil, ground pork, and green onions in a bowl.

Authentic Chinese Egg Rolls Ingredients
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Step 4:

Preheat the oil to 350F.

Step 5:

Lay the egg roll wrapper flour side facing down and with one corner facing you. Add 1/2 cup of egg roll vegetable mixture in the center but slightly closer to you.

Step 6:

Lift the corner closest to you over the top of the vegetable mixture and roll it over onto itself. Press down on both sides of the mixture, then take the corner sides of the wrapper over the top.  Tuck in the sides and front while rolling it forward. Brush the front tip of the wrapper with egg wash and roll to seal it. Repeat with the remaining egg roll.

How to Make Egg Rolls
Image by Jason Farmer via YouTube

Step 7:

Fry the homemade egg rolls for about 7 minutes, turning them every minute. Once done, drain on a paper towel or wire rack. If you want them to be super crispy, increase the temperature to 375F, then fry for 2 minutes more. Drain and serve right away.

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