It’s super easy to fry frozen spring rolls in the air fryer. They come out perfectly crispy with a cooking time of just 10 minutes with this recipe for frozen egg rolls in air fryer.
These crispy air fryer egg rolls are ideal for satiating your craving for a takeaway snack. They turn out crispy and you do not need to thaw them in advance. Cook frozen egg rolls in the air fryer and serve it quickly as an Asian appetizer. Use the smaller egg rolls for this recipe.
I love eating spring rolls, so usually, I have a pack of frozen egg rolls in my freezer. I don’t have a deep fryer, so until I had an air fryer, I used to bake them in the oven or even try to bake them in a frying pan. I don’t have a deep fryer so I can’t go for deep frying my crunchy egg rolls.
They would never turn out crispy and never got this perfect golden color. By preparing these frozen egg rolls in the air fryer, I can now enjoy them just how they should be.
Why you will love this recipe
- Super easy to make
- These air fryer frozen eggs rolls turn out perfectly crispy
- You use much less oil than when deep frying these spring rolls
- Quick to make, they only require a cook time of 10 minutes
You will need the following ingredients to make this air fryer frozen egg rolls:
- A pack of frozen egg rolls
- Your favorite dipping sauce to serve with mini egg rolls. Some favorite dipping sauces that can be used are sweet and sour sauce, thai sweet chili sauce, duck sauce or soy sauce. My favorite one is sweet chili sauce or soy sauce!
Frozen egg rolls: in my experience, it doesn’t matter which ones you buy. I usually buy the cheap ones from the store brand and I get them perfectly crispy with this recipe. You can use frozen chicken egg rolls, pork egg rolls, shrimp egg rolls or any other type of frozen mini egg rolls. My favourite ones are frozen chicken egg rolls.
But don’t skip the step to grease them with olive oil! Many air fryer egg roll recipes don’t have this step with the risk of them not turning out as crispy as they can be.
How to make air fryer frozen egg rolls: step by step
Cook frozen egg rolls
Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C) for 2 minutes.
Add a thin layer of olive oil to your frozen egg rolls with a pastry brush or use an olive oil cooking spray to do so. Place your spring rolls in the air fryer basket in a single layer and space them a bit apart if possible.
Cook the frozen egg rolls for 5 minutes at 375°F (190°C).
Flip over the egg rolls in the air fryer basket so that both sides get the chance to equally fry.
Fry for another 5 minutes at 375°F (190°C).
Serve your egg rolls
Your egg rolls are now perfectly cooked, crispy, golden brown and ready to eat. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce.
Recipe Tips & Tricks
With the following tips, you can ensure to get a golden brown crispy egg rolls.
- Add a thin layer of olive oil for extra crispiness. You can use an olive oil cooking spray to do this.
- Place frozen egg rolls in a single layer in the air fryer basket
- Turn them over halfway through
Storage, Reheating and Freezing
Normally these are for immediate consumption, but if you don’t eat all of them immediately, then you can store leftover egg rolls in an airtight container in your fridge for 3 to 4 days.
Reheat egg rolls
Reheat your leftover egg rolls again in the air fryer for up to 5 minutes to maintain the crispiness.
I would not recommend refreezing these cooked egg rolls as they were already frozen to begin with.
Additions & Substitutions
Spring rolls: You can use vegetable egg rolls, chicken egg rolls or any kind of egg roll that you prefer.
Fried rice: Serve these egg rolls with some fried rice
Frequently Asked Questions
Absolutely, in my experience this leads to the best result.
I recommend cooking them at 375°F (190°C). This is what works best for me. But each air fryer is different so adjust if you notice your air fryer needs a slightly different temperature.
No, you put them in the air fryer while they are still frozen.