Whether you’re a fan of the classic egg roll or seeking creative ways to elevate your appetizer game, egg roll wrappers are a culinary canvas waiting to be filled with a world of flavors.
Craving a delightful culinary adventure? Look no further than egg roll wrappers, those versatile and deliciously thin sheets of dough. Use these little gems in a variety of ways; from baking them into delicious desserts to serving savory dishes, there’s an abundance of recipes that will satisfy any palate.
They can be used to make Chinese Egg Rolls and so much more. They are a great way to mix up usual meal creations. Whether you’re looking for finger foods, appetizers or even main dishes that use this versatile ingredient, we have something here sure to satisfy your cravings.
But, first, let’s discuss the two wrapper options. Home cooks often use them interchangeably.
What’s the Difference Between Egg Roll Wrappers and Wonton Wrappers?
Egg roll wrappers and wonton wrappers are both types of thin, square-shaped dough used in Chinese and other Asian cuisines.
Both the rectangle and square wrappers are made with a combination of wheat flour, water, egg, and salt.
While they may appear similar, there are a few key differences between them:
Egg roll wrappers are generally larger in size, typically measuring around 8 to 10 inches (20 to 25 centimeters) square. This larger size allows for more filling and makes them suitable for rolling into larger, cylindrical shapes.
Wonton wrappers are smaller, usually around 3 to 4 inches (7.5 to 10 centimeters) square. Their smaller size is ideal for folding into various shapes, such as triangles or dumplings.
Egg roll wrappers have a slightly chewier and denser texture compared to wonton wrappers. Wonton wrappers are lighter and more delicate, often described as silky or tender.
How are they used?
Due to their sturdier texture, egg roll wrappers are commonly used for deep-frying. They can withstand the hot oil and maintain their shape, resulting in crispy egg rolls.
Wonton wrappers are often used for making steamed or boiled dumplings, as their delicate texture cooks quickly and becomes tender when steamed or boiled.
Despite these differences, in some cases, the wrappers can be used interchangeably, depending on the recipe and personal preference. However, keep in mind that the texture and cooking time may vary, so it’s best to choose the wrapper that suits the intended dish for optimal results.
Best Practices When Using Egg Roll Wrappers in Recipes
Here are some best practices to keep in mind when using egg roll wrappers:
Keep the wrappers moist: Egg roll wrappers can dry out quickly, leading to cracking and difficulty in sealing. To prevent this, cover the unused wrappers with a damp towel or plastic wrap while you work. This helps maintain their moisture and pliability.
Use a light touch: Handle the wrappers gently to avoid tearing or ripping them. They are delicate and can easily tear if mishandled. Take care when separating them from the stack and when filling and rolling.
Seal properly: When filling and rolling the wrappers, make sure to seal them tightly. Use a small amount of water or egg wash to moisten the edges of the wrapper before folding and rolling. This helps create a secure seal and prevents the filling from leaking during cooking.
Avoid overstuffing: While it’s tempting to fill the wrappers generously, be mindful not to overstuff them. Overfilling can make it difficult to seal the wrappers properly and may result in uneven cooking. Aim for a moderate amount of filling to ensure even cooking and easy sealing.
Use proper cooking methods: Egg roll wrappers can be deep-fried, baked, or even steamed, depending on the recipe. Follow the cooking instructions provided in the specific recipe you’re using to achieve the best results. Pay attention to cooking times and temperatures to ensure the wrappers cook evenly and become crispy or tender as desired.
Experiment with different fillings
Egg roll wrappers offer endless possibilities for creative fillings. While traditional fillings include vegetables, meat, or a combination of both, don’t be afraid to experiment with different ingredients and flavors. From sweet to savory, there’s no limit to what you can fill your egg roll wrappers with.
With a little patience and experimentation, you’ll master the art of using egg roll wrappers and create delicious dishes that will impress your taste buds and guests alike.
After Deep Frying
When deep frying it really does result in the crispiest outside in our opinion. However, it is a best practice to allow them to drain off any excess oil on a plate or baking sheet lined with paper towels.
Over 40 Recipes That Use Egg Roll Wrappers
In this collection of recipes, we’ll explore the diverse possibilities these wrappers offer, from crispy delights to savory pockets of goodness. Get ready to embark on a mouthwatering journey as we dive into a selection of delectable recipes that showcase endless potential.
Crab Rangoon is one of the most popular Chinese food appetizers on the menu of hundreds of restaurants. They are fried to golden perfection and are the ultimate party appetizer.
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if you love serving finger foods for the big game on Sundays. Yet seem to always serve the same appetizers though? Try these mini dill pickle roll-ups. Easy and scrumptious. it just might become your new go-to appetizer.
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These crunchy rolls are filled with an array of flavorful ingredients like pork, vegetables, and savory spices. This easy-to-make comfort food is incredibly flavorful and sure to delight even the pickiest eaters.
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Are you ready to embark on a culinary adventure that combines the flavors of tender beef, crispy vegetables, and a hint of honey and teriyaki? Look no further than this mouthwatering crispy and flavorful dish.
It is perfect for appetizers, snacks, or even a main course.
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While fresh, homemade pasta is so worth the time, sometimes I don’t have the time to spare. If you’re short on time or don’t want to make your own, you can use wonton wrappers straight from the grocery store for this vegetarian ravioli.
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My neighbor taught my daughter and I how to make this quick and delicious recipe. It has become our go-to. Just like eating at a restaurant.
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Have you ever had the Disney Cheeseburger Egg Rolls or the Cheesecake Factory Spring Rolls? This copycat recipe will have you thinking you are eating right in their restaurants. Easy and delicious and guess what? They are vegan too.
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Made with steak, veggies and cheese, this recipe started as a holiday appetizer. And it was only a matter of time before they were added to our game day lineups.
And now these steak and cheese egg rolls show up in our regular meal rotation. It’s kind of a no brainer when the entire family loves them.
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Wrapping this in egg roll wrappers makes it a different recipe than most. Combine the cheese, pickles, and wrappers together to make this an undeniably unique and tasty recipe.
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A crunchy, fried egg wrapper shell encases a delectable combination of taco meat, cheese, and seasonings to form these quick and easy southwest egg rolls. Not only do these make a great weeknight dinner, but they are also the perfect party food, appetizer, or work lunch.
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There is nothing better than homemade Beef Chimichangas. Bursting with flavor, super filling, and a fun meal, it’s a family favorite that gets made over and over again.
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The Chinese Steamed Tofu and Vegetable Dumplings is the perfect recipe for Chinese New Year. The dumplings are a symbol of wealth and richness as they are shaped like gold ingots.
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Pumpkin ravioli with brown butter and sage is a delicious vegetarian dinner that uses the season’s favorite squash, pumpkin. Add toasted walnuts for extra flavor.
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When it’s eaten fresh and hot, tastes nothing like the dry boxed pasta you’re used to. It’s made from wonton wrappers. This homemade ravioli is incredibly easy to make. Filled with a blend of Gorgonzola and ricotta cheeses, then topped with a fresh tomato summer pasta sauce.
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Fried to golden perfection, stuffed with a roasted chilies and plenty of melted cheese.
This simple recipe uses egg roll wrappers to make homemade Chile Rellenos so fast and easy you just might be tempted to make them every week.
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Saucy hamburger and cheese in a crispy fried shell. Kids will love them. Of course they will. But, what might surprise you is how much you like them.
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These are quite similar to Chinese chicken dumplings. They are perfect hors d’oeuvres or appetizers that you won’t be able to stop eating. A bite-size dumpling with a meat or vegetable filling, wrapped in a dough and accompanied by spicy sauce.
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A fun delicious snack or even a light lunch. These are perfect for tailgating snacks or any time you host a party. Quick and easy to make. A little cooking spray to make the crispy exterior and it takes mac and cheese to the next level of comfort food. And it is finger food too.
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A super fun appetizer to serve at any tailgating game day. Air fried egg rolls stuffed with vegetarian southwestern filling.
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A delicious way to sneak in your vegetables. With the crispy exterior and flavorful interior, these appetizers are a winner. Perfect to serve your guests.
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Crispy snacks filled with pepperoni and ooey-gooey cheese. Serve with zesty pizza sauce for a crunchy and delicious snack or appetizer.
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Serve these easy cream cheese puffs as an appetizer or side dish. Super easy to make. Easy to prepare ahead of time and air fry for hot and fresh snacks for your guests.
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For each wonton, place about one teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture in the center of a wonton wrapper. Top with a cooked meatball and moisten the edges with beaten egg.
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Crunchy on the outside with glorious creamy tender insides, packed with sun dried tomatoes, onion, cilantro, and creamy avocado waiting to be dipped in sweet chili sauce.
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Deliciously crispy goodness stuffed with perfectly cooked chicken, black beans, corn, peppers, cheese and southwest spices that are irresistibly mouth-watering.
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These are great to make in a double batch and freeze to make for a quick and convenient appetizer or snack. Enjoy all the flavors of this classic sandwich in an easy, handheld form, perfect for game day, movie night, or parties.
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That these are the best spring rolls. Whenever I serve these Lumpiang Shanghai, they’re gone in seconds. True crunchy deliciousness in every bite. Serve with a sweet chili sauce.
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Filled with shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, and blue cheese. Then they are air fried until crispy.
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Easy Recipe made with slaw mix, ground pork, and wrapped in an egg roll wrapper. They’re then air fried until golden brown and crispy. Serve with my homemade sweet and sour sauce.
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Crispy and delicious! They’re filled with beef, peppers, onions, mozzarella, and fried golden. Serve with hot mustard and sweet chili sauce.
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Crunchy exterior for my chile relleno appetizer recipe. Together they make my finger food fantasy come true. Add a little bit of salsa, crema Mexicana or guacamole and you have yourself a cheesy, spicy fiesta.
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One of Baltimore’s best Instagramers posted a wildly popular image of crab cake egg rolls from AJ’s on Hanover and then the Baltimore Sun picked it up.
Papi’s in Fells and now the iconic Jimmy’s Seafood, everyone is jumping on the bandwagon. A Maryland spin on a crab rangoon.
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Individual Desserts – Easy Finger Food
This Asian inspired dessert is very easy to make. This recipe goes together quickly without much effort. Use fresh or frozen sliced strawberries.
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During the holidays it is really fun to make a dessert charcuterie board. It is nice to have a few savory options on there but something you can set out after the meal so there are lots of choices. These are a fun warm addition to the other cookies and chocolates on there.
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A fresh new take on your classic peach cobbler. Crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside. Minimal ingredient that pack a big punch.
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Based on PF Chang’s banana spring rolls, which are crispy, salty and sweet fried pastries filled with caramelized banana. A copycat fried banana dessert that pairs perfectly with creamy coconut ice cream and sweet banana infused rum caramel sauce.
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With fresh fruit, a delicious cream cheese filling, and creamy hazelnut spread, this is the perfect dessert any time of year.
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With homemade cheesecake filling and tart berries, these dessert egg rolls will become one of your favorite things. Tart blackberries and creamy cheesecake. Delicious.
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A Bonus Recipe or Two
Homemade Vegetable Spring Rolls are are easier to make than you may think. Fresh veggies, with spring roll wrappers, dipped in homemade peanut sauce is just the fun appetizer you’re going to make over and over.
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A light and healthy appetizer or main dish. Crunchy veggies, green onions, peanuts and cilantro are wrapped together then dipped in the most delicious peanut sauce.
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How to Store Leftovers
No matter which recipe you made. They will keep fresh in the refrigerator up to 3-4 days when you store them in an airtight container.