I don’t know about you, but when I am near a Chinese restaurant and get a whiff of those delicious smells filling the air, my mouth starts to water and I start craving vegetarian eggrolls!
Vegetarian eggrolls have always been my favorite part of a Chinese or Thai meal. But it is sometimes difficult to find ones that are vegetarian or that don’t have questionable ingredients like MSG in them. In addition, it seems like you get very little quantity for the price you pay. So, many years ago I came up with my own recipe for these Very Veggie Vegetarian Eggrolls!
Homemade Eggrolls Save You Money!
Making these amazing Very Veggie Vegetarian Eggrolls at home allows you to make a large quantity at a very affordable price. With such a savings, and with lots of fresh ingredients, veggie eggrolls can become less of an appetizer and more of a meal that the whole family (and guests too!) can enjoy!
In fact, it is so easy to make a large batch of these, and they are so delicious, that they have become a requested favorite at many of our family gatherings. My parents were recently visiting and they were delighted to find out that I would be making my amazing Very Veggie Vegetarian Eggrolls!
Eggrolls are great for meal prepping!
They are also great for meal prepping because they can be frozen and reheated in the oven later. This makes for a very quick and satisfying meal on one of those hectic nights when you just don’t feel like cooking, or for a healthy lunch or midday snack.
Although this is an easy recipe, it does take a bit of time to wrap and fry the rolls, so plan accordingly. It will probably take about 40-50 minutes to make a batch of about 15 rolls.
A special note about eggroll wrappers for vegans
Eggroll wrappers are not always vegan friendly. They can contain eggs, (although this apparently is not where the name “eggrolls” comes from). If you are vegan, make sure you check the ingredients and look for ones that don’t contain egg. I was able to find a vegan-friendly brand at my local King Soopers grocery store.
Making Vegetarian Eggrolls in the air fryer
Air fryers are very popular these days because they allow you to “fry” foods without all the oil and mess. I got one as a gift at Christmas and it has really changed the way I cook! I tried making these eggrolls in the air fryer, and while it was successful, I have to say, they were not as flavorful.
If you are going to make them in an air fryer, I suggest that you do use a little bit of oil. You can spray or brush some on before “frying”. This will not only make them crisper, but if you use coconut oil (which I highly recommend), they will be tastier as well! Set your air fryer to 400F and cook for about 7 minutes on each side. Check them after 4 or 5 minutes during the second round, as air fryer temps and times vary according to model.
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