Homemade Egg Rolls

You’ll Never Want Take-out Again!

Half a dozen homemade eggrolls with one broken open in the middle showing the inside ingredients
These egg rolls are not only delicious, but nutritious and inexpensive to make! All ingredients can be found at your local supermarket. You can save time the day of your party by doing step 1 and 2 the night before.

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  • ¼ cup dried soy beans
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 package egg roll wrappers
  • Sesame oil
  • 1 cup celery finely chopped
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • ½ tsp jarred minced garlic
  • 1 cup bagged coleslaw salad
  • 1 cup mushrooms finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper finely chopped
  • ½ cup water chestnuts finely chopped
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
  • Oil for frying
  1. Cover the soybeans in a small pot with water or your favorite stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until the beans have absorbed most of the cooking liquid. With a food processor or a potato masher, work the beans into a mash. Mix with soy sauce and set aside.
  2. In a wok or frying pan, sauté the celery, onion, garlic, shredded cabbage mix, mushrooms, green pepper and water chestnuts in the sesame oil for approximately 5 minutes. Add the bean sprouts and turn off the heat source. Add the soybean mixture and mix all ingredients together. If making ahead, transfer the mixture to a bowl, cover and refrigerate.
  3. Lay the first egg roll wrapper flat and place 4 tablespoons of filling in the center. Moisten each edge of the square with a finger dipped in water. Fold the sides up as if it were an envelope. Press each seam to ensure that the egg roll is sealed shut. Proceed with the remaining egg roll wrappers.
  4. In a large frying pan or deep fryer, heat the rolls until they are golden and crispy. Drain on paper towels. The egg rolls can be kept in a warming oven for several hours. Serve with a favorite dipping sauce.
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About Lynne Jaques

Lynne is a stay-at-home mother of two boys. As a former US military officer and the spouse of an active duty US military member, Lynne enjoys traveling the world (although not the moving part!) and finding new cuisine and methods of preparing food. She also has the habit of using parenthesis way too much!

39 thoughts on “Homemade Egg Rolls”

  1. I love eating egg rolls as a snack and can easily eat a plate by myself. I had never thought of making them myself as the fillings looked difficult to keep in, but the idea of mashing beans helps gel everything together. The shop bought ones lack fillings, so a good idea and one that can be adapted with lots of fillings.

  2. Another recipe that I did not know how to make, this is why I love dropping in here every day. You update frequently with all kinds of recipes. I hope I get time over the weekend to give this one a try. Thanks.

  3. Sometimes I order takeout Chinese just so I can get eggrolls. I crave them very often! I was always intimidated to make them, but this makes it look pretty easy!

  4. I definitely agree with you, Lynne! Its delicious yet the budget friendly. This is actually the first dish I learned on my own, but with your recipe, I learned to add mushrooms! I am planning to make this on my upcoming baby shower, its hassle free as I am going to prepare it a night before!

  5. Looks yummy and i ‘m definitely sure it is…my that picture makes my mouth water…before i share the recipe…am indulging first…then present to my buddies obviously nudges will follow and that’s when the recipe will be shared :).

  6. Lynn I am stealing this one and making it my own LOL. I love egg rolls and have never even tried to make my own. I always figured the process was a little beyond my talents, but this recipe seems very straight forward and simple. I will have to play with this one a bit to get the whole family to eat them. I didn’t realize they were this easy to make. I love spring rolls and Tex Mex types of rolls so I imagine I will have to make a hybrid of the two to get my little guys happy enough to try them.

    • Same here, Askanison. I don’t know why, but I just figured that these would be difficult to make. This recipe makes them sound very do-able, not to mention yummy. I think I will be giving these a try.

      My husband would be very happy if I added to the list of “restaurant” foods that I can make (not many real restaurants nearby). Besides, I really like egg rolls too!

      I might have to play around with it a little too. I think my crew would prefer it without the soy beans.

  7. These don’t sound too hard to make. I might venture and give them a try. I’d have to substitute something else for the soy, but they sound absolutely delicious.

  8. These look soooo delicious! I must admit I’ve never thought about making my own eggrolls at home. I’ll have to try it. They would be much healthier than the ones I get from take out, I’m sure! I’ll definitely need to make sure I’m not home alone when I make these because I do believe I could eat them all for a meal 😉

    • Well typically the things that you can make at home do turn out healthier, and I think that this one is really the case. The egg rolls that you get at places are often very very greasy, and you can cut that down quite a bit if you make your own.

  9. Wow, that looks amazing! Anything with bean sprouts is a winner in my opinion. Do you think this would last in the freezer? If so, then how would you recommend reheating? I would love to have these on hand already made for some dinners.

    • I’m not certain that beansprouts can be frozen. Of course, they are perfectly safe to eat once defrosted, I think that they just go a little soggy and lose their “crunch”, due to their high water content. I’m sure someone will be along soon with a way around this though!

  10. Thank you so much for this! What a good take on eggs. Been bored with omelets (been eating the same old egg recipes like forever). This dish is truly a breath of fresh air and easy to prepare too.

  11. Thank you, Lynne! My family and I do tend to order a lot of egg rolls and other delicious Chinese takeout and so for a long time I’ve been wanting to learn to make them on my own. They’re actually my dad’s all time favorite food!

    I’m going to try to surprise him for his birthday next month by making these. The picture used in the article is just absolutely stunning by the way, wonderful choice.

  12. I love that you used Cole slaw from a bag. I am the queen of incorporating shortcuts when and where I can to save time. That is one I hadn’t considered, Thank you! The recipe looks delicious.

  13. I love how easy and simple this recipe is. This will go great for an early lunch tomorrow when my friends come over to hang out before we go out. Thank you so much for the upload.

  14. Simple enough to convince me to actually attempt this at home! Thank you! I often make spring rolls, and get the whole family involved rolling and filling them with me, but they always take so much time. Do you think I could make a batch of these ahead of time and freeze them? It seems like they could handle it better than spring rolls (though the point of spring rolls is that freshness anyway).

  15. Eggrolls are the best! My favorite are shrimp eggrolls and I’m sure that you can modify your recipe a little to add some tiny shrimp inside. I have never had dried soy beans before and I’m not sure what they taste like, so I might put some diced carrots in place of those. This will be perfect for the upcoming holiday get-togethers.

  16. We make homemade egg rolls all of the time, but I have never thought of using the packaged cole slaw mix for them. I will definitely be trying that trick next time we make them! Looks like you have a great recipe here for egg rolls so we will be trying that too.

    • I’ve never tried making them, but it was the idea of the mix that made me think I could do them. Since I don’t have a food processor, I thought it would be an issue. If I can use that package mix, I’m golden. It’s another one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” moments that I often come across on here, ha ha.

      How do you make yours? Do you use a food processor or some other type of chopper?

  17. My mother and I tried out this recipe. Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any egg roll wrappers, so we used Indian roti instead. I must say it’s one of the most delicious lunches I’ve had. The outside was flaky, and the inside was fresh. I’m thinking I should’ve bought some plum sauce to dip them in.

  18. These egg rolls look delicious and easy to make. I wish I had some of them to eat right now, I really do. I haven’t made egg rolls in a while, and I have not yet made any with this particular recipe. I really like the use of the water chestnuts in this recipe, because I like certain things that I eat to have “texture.” Definitely plan on making these in the not-too-distant future.

  19. Interesting. I love making homemade egg rolls (I make them using some awesome recipe on the web, “Mom’s Famous Egg Rolls or something”), but they usually take such a long while to make hahhaha.Yours look like they’re bigger than mine, so that would take less time to manage. Also, the ingredients are vastly different — but that’s cool because now I’ve got some inspiration about possible tweaks. Looking forward to try it with mushrooms and possibly soy beans! (Why do they need to be dried though? Fresh soybeans could be cool as well!)

  20. Mmm, these look delicious and really easy to make. I’ve never tried making my own before because I’ve never seen egg roll wrappers for sale anywhere. Maybe I’d need to visit a store in an ethnic neighborhood.

  21. I’ve only recently visited this blog. But it’s truly the pictures that first caught my attention. Looking at the pictures make my mouth water. Awesome pictures you have here. You’ve probably gotten a lot of compliments already, but I just have to say it.
    Anyway, my apologies first. I’m not much of a cook yet, so pardon if I’m asking silly questions. Are egg roll wrappers the same one used in making spring rolls? Egg rolls aren’t really familiar to me. Stupid question aside, what I love about this recipe is that it combines all three of my favorites: coleslaw, bean sprouts, and mushroom! I don’t normally see these three used together in one dish.

  22. Soy beans are an interesting touch. I like the idea. A good childhood friend of mine is Vietnamese & I always sit in the kitchen with her & her mother during the holiday seasons & make egg rolls. It’s a great way to keep the family together with tradition.

  23. Another great recipe! I’ve always had a weakness for Chinese food, especially dimsum. These spring rolls of yours look to be the traditional kind, for the most part. I used to cook spring rolls for my family for breakfast. They compliment other traditional breakfast items very well, and my family seems to like them well enough. I think I might continue the practice using your recipe.

  24. I love egg rolls but never thought to try and make them myself! I’d be afraid they would just unroll though… Fall apart in the fryer. I’m also a fan of meat, so I’d definitely consider adding some ground meat of some kind to this recipe when I make it. Now that my mind is going I’m imaging all the different ingredients one could stuff into an egg roll. The possibilities seem endless!

  25. I always figured egg rolls would be difficult to make, but this recipe sounds doable for me. I need to figure out where the wrappers are kept in my local stores. I like that your recipe calls for bagged slaw mix, because that simplifies things, and would speed up my preparation time.

  26. Mmmm, I love a good egg roll. And they appear to be quite a bit simpler to make than I always thought they would be. I might also have to substitute something else for the soy, like a few of those who have commented previously, but it seems like a recipe ripe for experimentation. Good stuff!

  27. My mom is always begging me to make egg rolls. I am going to try them. I love Chinese/Asian food. i been making home made crab ragoons, sushi, and saint Paul sandwiches. I need a new sushi mat but I have been looking for a good egg roll recipe. There are so many but I like mine smooth and filled with meat. i was thinking of trying one where you bake them because I do not like frying, its just so greasy.

  28. Oh my! These look amazing, and so easy to make! I just know they will be scrumptious! I would really like to try adding meat to this recipe, like shredded pork or chicken. Quick question, I’m allergic to all kinds of nuts, will it really make much of a difference in the recipe if I leave out the chestnuts? Thanks for the recipe.

  29. These look delicious! I’ve always wanted to make my own spring rolls but never actually made an attempt to look up a halfway decent recipe. This makes it seem pretty simple to make. I also love the addition of beans for a little protein boost! I never would have thought of that, though I might add a little bit of pulled pork or something instead, since my husband is a meat eater. 😉

  30. I had a friend who used to make homemade eggrolls and they were simply delicious. She always said they were really easy to make and after viewing your post, she was right.

    I make fried rice every now and then, these would be great to include with dinner. Thanks for sharing this delicious inexpensive recipe.

  31. Hi Lynne! Hope you are well! I’m writing to thank you for this awesome recipe. I had read your article last year, but it was only until this year that I gave the recipe a try. My co-workers and I organized Chinese themed party in which we dressed up and every one had to bring a dish we considered Chinese. I brought the homemade eggrolls to the table and they were DELISH! I did do 2 variations to the recipe. I left out the soybeans (because I do not like them) and the water chestnuts (because I’m allergic). It’s needless to say that they were a total hit at the party, and they were quickly gobbled up. Everybody loved them! Thanks again!

  32. I love Egg Rolls! Normally, I just get the pre-made ones at the grocery. But looking through the recipe, I think I can do this. I’ll probably skip the soybean though. For some reason, my taste bud just don’t like it. What I love about this most especially is that it has NO meat. I’m not strictly vegetarian, but I appreciate dishes that don’t contain much meat. Sometimes, when I eat out and order egg rolls, some include meat in it. It’s still delicious, but I kind of prefer the recipe used here.

  33. Who can resist a deep fried snack! These look delicious. I want to try these out with minced pork in the filling as well. I think it would go great with a slightly sweet chilli garlic sauce. I’m probably going to try making the egg roll wrappers myself as well (ambitious, but I’ll probably set aside the entire weekend and get my room-mate involved!). Can’t wait to give these a shot!

  34. Well traditionally I am not the biggest egg roll lover out there, but I have to say that these really differ from the ones that I am used to in two particular ways, and ways that just might be able to turn me around on my thoughts about egg rolls. The first is the whole homemade aspect and the fact that these seem less greasy than the ones you get elsewhere, so that is a plus. The second is the addition of mushrooms. I cannot recall ever seeing those in egg rolls that I have had, so I think those will add a nice texture. Thanks for sharing.

  35. When we order chinese food, we generally order tons of egg rolls, as they are our favorite. Last night, my fiance got a craving for some egg rolls, though it was 11pm and they were already closed. I did end up promising him that I was going to find a recipe and attempt to make them at home and hopefully they turn out good, so we can save money by not ordering take out. This recipe will be my very first attempt at making egg rolls! Thanks!

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