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Air Fryer Spring Rolls: Easy Recipe For A Tasty Appetizer

This spring rolls recipe is one of my favorite Asian recipes.

I had so much fun preparing them, but even more fun eating them!

Spring rolls are a delicious finger food of Chinese cuisine, which over the years has won a place in the hearts of all of us.

Delicious, tasty and enclosed in a crispy fried pastry, spring rolls are truly irresistible.

spring rolls recipe

Originally served on the occasion of the Chinese New Year, these rolls take their name from the period in which this event falls: Spring.

The typical filling of these rolls is made of minced meat and crispy vegetables such as carrots, savoy cabbage and soy sprouts, all flavored with fresh spring onion.

But you can easily make different versions (including vegan and vegetarian) by substituting a few ingredients.

Why Is This Recipe The Best?

They’re easy to make: they look difficult but it’s a really easy recipe to make, even closing them isn’t too much of a task!

They are super delicious: perfect for an Asian dinner, but also for a quick appetizer with friends.

You can cook them 3 ways: in the air fryer, fried or baked. Below I explain all 3 cooking methods.

spring rolls recipe

What Goes In The Spring Rolls?

Spring roll pastry: you can find it in all Asian supermarkets, but also in regular supermarkets. (Below in the recommended products)

Vegetables: I use cabbage, carrot and mushrooms for my spring rolls. But you can be creative with whatever vegetables you like.

spring rolls recipe

Ginger & Garlic: Ginger and garlic can never be missing when I cook Asian. They give the dish a special flavor and slightly spicy.

Spring onion: It should never be missing from spring rolls. It gives a fresh flavor to our spring rolls.

Soy sauce: Combines all the ingredients together. Be sure to use a low sodium soy sauce so you can control the saltiness level.

How To Make The Filling

As I said above you can indulge yourself with the filling.

You can create spring rolls with meat or vegetarian or even vegan.

My filling is very simple.

As vegetables I use cabbage, carrots, mushrooms and spring onions.

In a wok or non-stick frying pan I mince the garlic and ginger, and let it brown in a little oil for about 2 minutes.

After that add the cabbage, carrots and mushrooms that I previously cut into julienne, add the soy sauce and let them  cook for about a couple of minutes.

The result should always be crispy.

Add the spring onion raw and cook rice noodles and put the filling to cool.

How To Fold And Assemble

The closing of the spring rolls is very similar to that of a burrito.

First place a sheet of dough on your work surface with one corner facing you.

About 5cm from the corner form a strip of filling about 7cm long.

Raise the corner to cover the filling.

Fold the two side corners toward the center.

Roll the roll up tightly, when you are almost at the end wet the opposite corner with a little egg, which will seal the roll well. (Video Below)

Tips & Tricks To Make This Spring Roll Recipe

To prepare the filling of the spring rolls we recommend using the Wok because it is able to cook the vegetables at the right point, giving them that typical flavor deriving from stir-frying.

Try the Thai version of our spring rolls.

More appetizers!

Air Fryer Spring Rolls Recipe

Air Fryer Spring Rolls
Yield: 30 springrolls

Air Fryer Spring Rolls

Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 58 minutes

Delicious vegetarian springrolls from scratch!

Ingredients

  • 1 Package of Spring roll pastry
  • Half a head of cabbage
  • 2 Garlic cloves
  • 2 Carrots
  • 1 Piece of ginger
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 10 Mushrooms
  • 1 Tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 ounces rice noodles

Instructions

  1. First we prepare the filling.
  2. Chop or mince garlic and ginger. Cut the kale and carrots into strips. Wash the mushrooms and cut them into small pieces.
  3. In a wok or non-stick pan, heat a tablespoon of olive oil and brown the garlic and ginger, previously minced, for a couple of minutes.
  4. Add the mushrooms and let them cook for about 3 minutes. When they have softenedm add the cabbage and soy sauce and stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the carrot and stir-fry for about a minute. Seasoning with salt and pepper.
  6. Pass the vegetables into a bowl, and add the raw cut spring onion slices, and let cool.
  7. Cook the rice noodles as indicated on the package. When they are ready cut them into chunks and add them to the filling.
  8. Open the packet of rolls sheets and cover with a damp towel so they don't dry out.
  9. When the filling is at room temperature, you can start assembling the rolls. Whisk an egg that will be used to close the spring rolls.
  10. Take a sheet and place it on a shelf, arranged with one corner facing you. Place 1 tablespoons of filling about 2 inches from the nearest corner, forming a strip about 7 inches long. Fold the corner so that it covers the filling, fold the two side corners toward the center. Roll up the rolls and when you are almost at the end, wet your finger egg and run it along the corner in front of you. Seal the roll well.
  11. As you prepare them, arrange the rolls on a tray with the closure facing down.
  12. Place the rolls in the basket of your hot air fryer preheated to 200°C (400F). With a brush, brush the rolls and cook for about 8 minutes, turning them halfway through cooking.
  13. Now you can remove them from the basket and serve with sweet and sour sauce or soy sauce.


Nutrition Information:

Yield:

30

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 30Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 122mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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How To Fry Spring Rolls

To fry spring rolls, fill a small pot (which requires less oil) with oil to a depth of 5- 7 inches.

Heat the oil slowly over medium heat until it reaches 325 degrees.

Gently add the spring rolls one at a time.

Carefully roll them in the oil so they cook evenly until golden brown and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

How To Bake Spring Rolls

To bake, place the rolls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, brush them with oil.

Bake for about 20 minutes in a ventilated oven preheated to 180 C degrees. (350 F)

Spring rolls: How To Store

You can store them uncooked in the fridge for up to 2 day.

Be careful and do not overlap them because they may stick.

Freeze The Spring Rolls

Yes, you can freeze these homemade spring rolls on the tray to harden.

Transfer them to a ziplock bag when they are completely frozen for future use.

Try making sweet chili sauce at home!


Enjoy

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