Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls

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Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls. Learn how to effortlessly cook frozen egg rolls in the air fryer. These frozen egg rolls are perfect with a crispy pastry coating and yummy warm egg roll filling in the middle. Perfect for parties, a quick snack or for a Chinese night in!

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Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls

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Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls

Back in late 2018, we thought it would be fun to run an air fryer frozen Christmas appetizers series on Recipe This.

It was great fun, and we visited our local frozen foods supermarket and got lots of supplies. One of the items was frozen egg rolls.

But as it was a while ago now, we decided to go back and update our air fryer frozen egg rolls recipe.

Make it better for you and answer all your questions you often ask me on social media about cooking your egg rolls in the air fryer.

As well as this some of our other great air fryer frozen party recipes that we created back then have also been updated.

Including our air fryer frozen chicken wings, air fryer frozen mozzarella sticks and the best of all, air fryer frozen chicken nuggets.

We love to have some frozen egg rolls sat in the freezer for whenever we are in the mood for a Chinese.

Living where we do in Portugal means that we are a long drive from a Chinese takeaway and instead make our own Chinese.

But if you made everything for your Chinese themed night it would take forever, you would lose your sanity and soon lose your love for Chinese food.

But by having some quick time savers, such as frozen egg rolls, then it is perfect for a Chinese in a hurry.

We also have some delicious Chinese food on that you can pair your frozen egg rolls with.

Instant Pot Vegetable Chow Mein – This is one of our most popular Chinese dishes to cook in the Instant Pot. If you want that yummy Chinese chow mein flavour and don’t want to spend hours making it, then the Instant Pot is the answer.

Chinese Kebabs – Or I love an air fryer Chinese Kebab. They are made in a quick mixing bowl with plenty of flavour and then thrown into the air fryer. You can keep them warm in the oven while your frozen egg rolls cook.

Slow Cooker Chinese Chicken – Cook a one pot in the slow cooker and then cook your frozen egg rolls in the air fryer. The perfect lazy Chinese meal.

Frozen Egg Rolls In Air Fryer

I was the grand old age of 34 when I first tried a proper egg roll. That is because an egg roll is often only associated with American Chinese cuisine and rarely eaten outside of the United States.

It was April 2016 and we were out for lunch with my parents to celebrate my Dad’s birthday at a cheap Chinese. I am not talking a little cheap either, this place was too cheap.

The price for the meal deal was less than a McDonalds meal deal and the food was rather horrible. It was a case of you get what you pay for!

They were including what they called “Spring Rolls” as a free starter. I briefly smelt it and I could smell the horrible peanut oil it had been cooked in. With a son with a nut allergy this put me into protection mode.

I argued with one of my parents’ friends that didn’t trust my judgement and my son ate it anyway. The next day he was ill and it took him a few days to recover.

But in my mind, it wasn’t a delicious spring roll like you expect at the Chinese but a frozen egg roll instead, cooked in some cheap peanut oil in order to keep the cost down.

It makes me realise that when you have egg rolls, it can make a big difference from brand to brand and the method of cooking. I chose some delicious egg rolls from Lidl and cooked them in the air fryer with some extra virgin olive oil spray and they were amazing.

Once you try frozen egg rolls in air fryer, then there will be no going back.

Egg Rolls Vs Spring Rolls

Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls

With me mentioning both spring rolls and egg rolls above you’re probably quite confused and you’re probably wondering what is the difference between egg rolls vs spring rolls?

The filling in an egg roll vs a spring roll is often very similar. You can get the traditional stir fry filling, yet you can also get more interesting fillings like Chinese duck or beef.

The pastry in an egg roll is often a lot thicker than what you get with a spring roll. This means that when you cook an egg roll its easy to end up with a soggy tasteless egg roll, where as a spring roll is easier to get right.

The size is often much bigger with an egg roll vs a spring roll. A spring roll if you put them next to an egg roll would often give you 3 compared to 1 egg roll.

You will find either the egg roll or the spring roll at the Chinese Buffet.

Can You Put Frozen Egg Rolls In An Air Fryer?

Absolutely and air fryer frozen egg rolls are delicious. They are ideal for dumping in the air fryer and serving with your favourite Chinese dipping sauce. I also love to cook frozen egg rolls and serve them with egg fried rice or a homemade chow mein.

Frozen Egg Rolls In Air Fryer Oven

You can also cook frozen egg rolls in air fryer oven too. You follow a similar method as using an air fryer basket. But instead you place the egg rolls on the top shelf of the Power Air Fryer Oven.

This ensures that they are crispy and are not soggy and have a much better texture compared to cooking egg rolls in a regular oven.

How To Air Fry Frozen Egg Rolls?

air fryer frozen egg rolls step by step

If you are wondering how to cook frozen egg rolls in air fryer, then you will be pleased to know that it is so simple a 2 year old could do it.

Frozen egg rolls in air fryer goes like this:

  1. Remove frozen egg rolls from the packaging.
  2. Place into the air fryer basket.
  3. Brush the pastry.
  4. Air fry + serve.

There is a little more to it than that, but those are the simple basics!

How Long To Cook Frozen Egg Rolls In Air Fryer?

If you are wondering how quick the frozen egg rolls air fryer time is, then you will be pleased to know that it is JUST 16 minutes. That is just 8 minutes on each side with either some egg wash or some extra virgin olive oil.

Though if you don’t want them really crispy, then you can do just 8 minutes on one side and they will be cooked.

It just depends on how much of a rush you are in and how crispy you want them.

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Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls
Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls
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Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls

Frozen Egg Rolls. Learn how to effortlessly cook frozen egg rolls in the air fryer. These frozen egg rolls are perfect with a crispy pastry coating and yummy warm egg roll filling in the middle. Perfect for parties, a quick snack or for a Chinese night in!
Prep Time0 minutes
Cook Time16 minutes
Total Time16 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Air Fryer
Servings: 4
Calories: 211kcal


Recipe Ingredients:

  • Pack Frozen Egg Rolls
  • 1 Small Egg


  • Crack your egg into a small bowl and beat it with a fork. Using a pastry brush, brush the tops of your egg rolls with egg until the frozen egg roll tops are well coated.
    Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls
  • Cook in the air fryer grill pan for 8 minutes at 160c/320f. Turn the frozen egg rolls over and brush the other side with more egg and cook for a further 8 minutes at the same temperature.
    Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls
  • Serve warm.
    Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls


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Crispy. The egg wash makes quite a difference. They look so pale and unwell otherwise. Or as Dominic puts it “anaemic”. You can cook as many frozen egg rolls that will fit in your air fryer. Aim for at least 4 and then rinse and repeat this recipe until you run out of frozen egg rolls.
Spray. You can also use an extra virgin olive oil spray instead. Simply spray it onto your pastry and it will help make your egg rolls crispier.
Thanks for reading our air fryer frozen egg rolls recipe on Recipe This. We have many more air fryer recipes for you to check out next. Though if you love air fryer frozen food, do check out our air fryer frozen French fries.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.6g | Protein: 4.1g | Fat: 7.2g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Sodium: 0.28mg
Nutrition InfoPlease Note: Nutrition values are our best estimate based on the software we use at Recipe This and are meant as a guide. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.
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6 thoughts on “Air Fryer Frozen Egg Rolls”

  1. 5 stars
    Hi, I like this idea! We can only get mini spring rolls occasionally, in Lidl, here in Greece, so will give this a try. Presumably I will need to adjust the timing?

    • Hi Sandy,

      Yes I would recommend reducing the time by 20% if they are much smaller. Unless you are cooking a lot in a small air fryer, in which case I would keep the time the same.

      Kind regards


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  3. 5 stars
    I made some egg rolls a few months ago and forgot about them in the freezer. Found them a couple of days ago, followed your recipe and my egg rolls were perfect. Thanks so much.


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