This Sausage Egg Rolls with Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce recipe rivals anything you can get a Chinese restaurant. They make a great appetizer or main dish.
Sausage Egg Rolls
These Sausage Egg Rolls made with our homemade sweet and sour sauce have to be my favorite kind of egg rolls. This recipe definitely rivals anything you can get a Chinese restaurant, but you get way more bang for your buck!
What Makes It An Egg Roll?
If you dine on Chinese food very often, you’ve likely encountered an egg roll but sometimes the name is confusing. After all, it’s not a version of a breakfast burrito. There’s no egg inside. There is, however, often egg used on the outside. Traditionally the dough used to make the wrapper for egg rolls called for eggs, which could explain the name. Egg rolls usually have a thick, deep fried wrapping around a wide variety of fillings. These are not to be confused with spring rolls, which use a thin, translucent flour wrapper and generally are not fried.
Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce
What tips these delicious egg rolls right over the top is the homemade sweet and sour sauce. Its the perfect complement to this dish. As an added bonus, if you’re trying these out on your younger children, kids love to dip things! These are a great appetizer or main dish, we just had these with some ham fried rice the other night and it was a perfect meal. Or you can pair them with any of our yummy Asian dishes, like our Panda Express Chow Mein Copycat or the Mushroom Chicken copycat also from Panda Express.
How To MakeSausage Egg Rolls
- Thoroughly brown the ground sausage then pour out onto a plate lined with paper towels to catch the excess grease.
- In a large skillet, lightly brown the garlic and ginger in oil. Then stir in the teriyaki and soy sauce. Add the broccoli slaw, bean sprouts and bamboo shoots and cook over medium heat until veggies are cooked through but still have some crunch to them. Stir in the cooked sausage.
- Put about 2 Tbsp. of mixture onto each egg roll wrapper and roll up according to package directions. After I am done wrapping, I like to brush a little water on the corner of the egg roll wrapper to help seal it in place. Place egg rolls into heated oil (about 375 degrees) and fry, turning occasionally, until golden brown. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels or rack. Serve with sweet and sour sauce.
Sweet and Sour Sauce
- Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add a little more pineapple juice if necessary, you want a gravy like consistency. Add a little red food coloring for color.