Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls are a cinch and they come out perfectly crispy every time! Serve as a snack or appetizer and dip them in your favorite sauce!
Why Cook Egg Rolls in an Air Fryer
Frozen egg rolls made in an air fryer are by far my favorite! The oven doesn’t get them crispy enough, deep frying them in oil makes them crispy but too greasy, and the microwave ruins them. In my opinion, the air fryer is the only way to go!
Egg Rolls vs Spring Rolls
Egg rolls and spring rolls are very similar. They are both made with wrappers, they both usually contain vegetables, and they can both be deep fried. Both make for a great side dish or appetizer and both can be served with tasty sipping sauces. They do have some minor differences though, here is a quick breakdown:
- Thick, hearty wrappers made with flour and egg
- Dipped in egg and fried
- Crispy, bubbly, and flaky outside
- Both meat and vegetables inside
- Thin, delicate wrappers made with flour or rice. Wrapper not made with eggs.
- Can be fried or served chilled (un-fried)
- Smooth exterior. If fried, the wrapper is smooth and lightly crispy
- Usually only veggies inside, sometimes a little meat
How Long To Cook Frozen Egg Rolls and Spring Rolls In the Air Fryer
Different air fryers cook differently at different temperatures. Be sure to check your own air fryer for the most accurate cooking time. The cooking times below are for my large basket air fryer without preheating. Whether you are making vegetable egg rolls, chicken egg rolls, or pork egg rolls, these times should all be the same.
- Frozen Egg Rolls (Regular Size) – 350 for 12-14 minutes
- Frozen Egg Rolls (Mini) – 375 for 9 minutes
- Spring Rolls (Large) – 350 for 10-12 minutes
- Spring Rolls (Regular or Mini) – 375 for 8 minutes
Remember, when using an air fryer, don’t crowd the air fryer basket. Place the egg rolls in a single layer and space them apart so they aren’t touching. That way you get the most even cooking. You can flip the egg rolls half way through cooking if you so wish, but I have found that it isn’t necessary.
Using an Air Fryer Oven or Convection Oven
If I need to make a huge batch of egg rolls for a crowd, I will use my oven instead of my counter-top air fryer. It is much easier than doing lots of smaller batches. When using my convection oven or “air fry” mode on my oven, I found it’s best to preheat it first. The egg rolls also may need to cook a minute or two longer. I also get the best results if I place the egg rolls on a wire rack over a baking sheet in the oven rather than directly on the baking sheet.
Should You Thaw the Egg Rolls?
There is no need to thaw the egg rolls before cooking them in the air fryer. In fact, it is best if you don’t. If you thaw them first, the egg rolls may not come out as crispy or dry out too fast. Keep them in the freezer until ready to cook.
Egg Roll Dipping Sauces
Though air fryer egg rolls taste great on their own, we almost always dip them in some kind of sauce. Here are some of our favorite dipping sauces:
- Sweet and sour sauce (our favorite dipping sauce for egg rolls)
- Duck sauce
- Spicy mustard
- Plum sauce
- Teriyaki sauce
- Sweet chili sauce
- Soy sauce
How to Store and Reheat Leftover Egg Rolls
Place leftover egg rolls in an airtight container or bag and store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. To reheat, simply place back in the air fryer and heat at 375-degrees for 5-6 minutes.
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How to Make Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls
Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls
- 6 frozen egg rolls (regular or mini)
- cooking spray
- 1 cup sweet and sour sauce (optional)
- Place frozen egg rolls in air fryer basket. Spray lightly with cooking spray.
- Air fry at 350 degrees F for 12-14 minutes for regular or large egg rolls and 375 degrees F for 8-9 minutes for mini egg rolls.
- Remove from air fryer and allow to cool. Serve with sweet and sour sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.