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DIY Chicken Egg Rolls

DIY Chicken Egg Rolls

Egg rolls are one of those dishes that you never even think of making for yourself. You’ve always just seen them in their finished state and never wonder about the process it takes to get there. It’s not as intimidating as you think! And the best part about making them yourself is that you can choose exactly which ingredients get to go in to customize them to suit your taste.




  1. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the Chinese cabbage, carrot, scallions, and chicken. Pour the soy sauce mixture over the cabbage mixture and toss. Let it stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Place the cabbage mixture in a colander and drain well, squeezing out the liquid.
  4. Place about 1/2 cup of the cabbage mixture onto the center of one egg roll wrapper. Lightly brush the edges with beaten egg. Fold one corner over the mixture, then fold both sides over the top, then roll up tightly. Repeat with the remaining filling and wrappers.
  5. In a deep, medium skillet, heat about 1 1/2 inches of oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking.
  6. Add the egg rolls in batches and fry for 3 to 4 minutes on each side until golden. Remove with tongs or a skimmer and drain on paper towels.
  7. Serve the egg rolls warm with sweet-and-sour and/or spicy mustard dipping sauces.