Sure, you could blow ten bucks on some of those prepackaged, hyper-preservatived, store-bought party appetizers. But, you’re a good holiday party host. You want your guests to be well fed, with tasty ingredients that are fresh cooked and made to order. That being true, you’re going to want to whip up a batch of these Easy Homemade Egg Rolls. No, actually. You’re going to want to whip up two of them. One test batch for you to eat. And one real batch to share. The recipe is super simple, using common ingredients that you can find in every store. After cooking together the flavors of ground chicken, cabbage, carrots, and scallions, you wrap it all in a storebought egg roll wrapper and pan fry it in a bit of oil until crispy. That’s it! Just imagine how you’ll look while carrying a tray full of these treats into a roomful of Christmas revelers. You’ll be a hero! You’ll be a superstar. You’ll be five times cooler than Jackie Chan, guaranteed.
Homemade Egg Rolls
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 2 tablespoons olive oil (or sesame oil, if you prefer that flavor)
- 3 cups shredded cabbage
- 1 cup carrots, grated
- 1/2 yellow onion, finely diced
- 5-6 bunches fresh scallions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 package store-bought egg roll wrappers
- 1 1/2 cups canola oil (for frying)
STEP 1. In a large skillet, heat oil. Add chicken and cook completely. Toss in cabbage, carrots, and onions and cook over medium-high heat until softened, about 5-6 minutes. Toss in scallions, soy sauce, stir to mix well and remove from heat. Set aside.
STEP 2. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the chicken mixture into the center of an egg roll wrapper (with the wrapper set on the diagonal). To roll up, bring the two tips of the diagonal toward the center, then roll tightly burrito-stlye.
STEP 3. Heat a 1/2inch-1 inch of oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Gently transfer the egg rolls with a pair of tongs into the hot oil. Turn (with the tongs)every minutes or so until each side of the egg roll is lightly browned. Remove to a paper plate covered with a paper towel & allow any excess grease to drain off of the egg rolls.