Air Fryer Shrimp Egg Rolls: Crispy Delights in Minutes!

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These air fryer shrimp egg rolls feature an irresistibly crispy exterior wrapped around a savory filling bursting with juicy shrimp and shredded veggies. If you’ve ever hesitated to make homemade egg rolls because they seem too intricate or time-consuming, you’re in for a treat.

With the air fryer, you get crispy egg rolls without the mess and calories of deep frying, and the entire process is way more straightforward than you might think. I’m not talking about an all-day cooking project here!

We’re all busy people, and I firmly believe in bringing the flavor without the fuss. The air fryer lets you achieve that crisp texture without messing around with pots of hot oil and all that greasy aftermath.

Use this simple recipe, and you can enjoy this Chinese restaurant appetizer in about 30 minutes. This post covers everything from the ingredients you’ll need (spoiler alert: nothing too fancy) to the steps for rolling your egg rolls like a pro.

Looking for more Asian-inspired air fryer appetizers? Try air fryer spring rolls, air fryer crab rangoon, and air fryer chicken egg rolls.

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🦐Ingredient Notes

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

  • Shrimp: I used frozen, but fresh works fine too.
  • Coleslaw mix: Coleslaw mix is a time-saving miracle for this recipe. It’s pre-shredded and ready to go. So, you can toss it straight into the skillet. No knife skills required.
  • Egg roll wrappers: Most grocery stores keep these in the produce section, near the Asian veggies. Or you can buy frozen wrappers and thaw them in the fridge before using them.
  • Garlic
  • Green Onions
  • Soy sauce
  • Rice vinegar
  • Sesame oil: You can easily substitute it with a light olive or canola oil. But if you have sesame oil, it adds a nice punch of flavor.
Labeled ingredient photo for shrimp egg rolls.

🥣How to Make Shrimp Egg Rolls in Air Fryer

  1. Get a skillet nice and hot, then add half the sesame oil. Toss in your shrimp and cook them until they turn a lovely shade of pink. This will take 5 minutes if they are frozen and 2 minutes if they are fresh. Then, remove them from the skillet.
  2. Add the rest of the sesame oil to the skillet with the garlic, green onions, coleslaw mix, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. You want the veggies to soften but still have a bit of crunch.
  3. Dice up the shrimp and return them to the skillet. Give everything a good stir.
Cooking the shrimp.
Cook the shrimp
Adding the cabbage and green onions.
Cook the veggies
Dicing the shrimp.
Dice the shrimp
Filling for shrimp egg rolls.
Shrimp the filling
  1. Place an egg roll wrapper on a cutting board and spoon some of the shrimp filling onto it. Fold the top point over, then fold in the sides. Keep rolling and folding until you have a tight little package. A dab of water on the end will seal the deal. Repeat with the remaining wrappers.
Shrimp filling on the egg roll wrapper.
Filling in wrappeer
Folding over the top of the egg roll wrapper.
Fold the wrapper over
Folding in the sides of the egg roll.
Fold in the sides
Rolling up the egg roll.
Roll up the egg roll
  1. Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F. Place the egg rolls in the basket or tray, brush or spray them with a little vegetable oil, then let the air fryer work its magic for 10 minutes. Flip them over halfway through.
Eggs rolls before air frying.
Before air frying
Egg rolls after air frying.
After air frying

🍴Serving Ideas for Shrimp Egg Roll

There’s nothing like a fresh, crunchy egg roll straight from the air fryer. But don’t limit yourself to having these as a snack or appetizer. When paired with the right sides, they can quickly transform into a full meal or a light lunch.

  • On a bed of rice: One of my favorite ways to serve these is on a bed of fluffy jasmine rice. It’s simple, filling, and lets the egg rolls shine as the star of the show.
  • With a side salad: If you want a healthier alternative, pair these egg rolls with a side salad. A tangy Asian-inspired slaw works wonders.
  • Dipping sauces: Of course, don’t forget the dipping sauces. A sweet chili sauce, spicy bang bang sauce, or duck sauce works great, but experiment with your favorites.
Dipping a shrimp egg roll into the sauce.

Looking for non traditional egg roll recipes? Try apple pie egg rolls, Buffalo chicken egg rolls, or cheeseburger egg rolls.

🥡How to Store Shrimp Egg Rolls

Wrap leftover egg rolls in foil or place them in airtight containers in the fridge. They can last for up to 3 days. Just pop them back in the air fryer for a few minutes to reheat until they’re crispy and warm.

If you’re a plan-ahead person, make a big batch and freeze them. Lay the egg rolls on a baking sheet, freeze until solid, then transfer to a freezer bag. They can stay fresh for up to 3 months.

You can reheat the frozen egg rolls in the air fryer, cooking for 10-15 minutes at 370 degrees F. They won’t be as crispy if frozen, but they still taste amazing.

Stack of shrimp egg rolls on a plate with one cut in half.

⭐Tips

Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • Keep your egg roll wrappers under a damp paper towel while you’re working to prevent them from drying out.
  • Rolling egg rolls can seem intimidating the first time you do it. But it is actually pretty simple; just try it and don’t worry about it.
  • I sometimes skip preheating my air fryer. But for this recipe, it makes a difference! For brown and crispy egg rolls, preheat for 3 minutes before cooking the egg rolls.
  • I sized this recipe for 6 egg rolls, since that it the amount you can cook in one batch in many air fryers. But you can easily make 2 or 3 batches.

📝FAQ

Can I bake these in the oven?

Yes, although they will come out less crispy. Bake in a preheated oven at 400F for 15-20 minutes.

Can I use a different protein?

Sure thing! If shrimp isn’t your thing, you can substitute it with an equal amount of ground pork, chicken, or tofu.

How to store leftover egg rolls?

These shrimp egg rolls store beautifully. You can keep leftover cooked egg rolls in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Just pop them back in the air fryer for a few minutes to reheat and re-crisp before serving.

Can I freeze them?

Absolutely! These egg rolls freeze well, making them the perfect make-ahead appetizer or snack. Just place them in a single layer on a baking sheet, freeze until solid, then transfer to a freezer bag. They’ll keep for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to enjoy one, cook it frozen in the air fryer, adding a couple of extra minutes to the cooking time.

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Shrimp Egg Rolls Recipe

Published By Anne
Make Air Fryer Shrimp Egg Rolls! These crispy delights are packed with shrimp and veggies. Perfect as a snack or party appetizer.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings: 6
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Ingredients
 

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil divided
  • ½ pound shrimp fresh or frozen
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 green onions diced
  • 3 cups coleslaw mix
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 6 egg roll wrappers

Instructions

  • Heat half of the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring, until pink. This will take about 5 minutes if the shrimp is frozen and 2 minutes if it is fresh.
    1 tablespoon sesame oil, ½ pound shrimp
  • Remove the shrimp and add the rest of the oil to the skillet.
  • Add the garlic, green onions, coleslaw mix, soy sauce, and rice vinegar to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes, until the veggies soften.
    2 cloves garlic, 2 green onions, 3 cups coleslaw mix, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, ½ tablespoon rice vinegar
  • Dice the shrimp into small pieces and return them to the skillet. Stir to mix.
  • Place an egg roll wrapper on a clean work surface. Add ⅓ cup of the shrimp filling to the top of the wrapper. Fold the top point over the top, then fold in the sides. Continue to roll the egg roll up, folding in the sides as you go.
    6 egg roll wrappers
  • Brush the end of the wrapper with water to seal it tightly. Set the egg roll aside and make the remaining ones.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the egg rolls in the basket or tray of your air fryer and brush all sides of each egg roll with vegetable oil or spray with oil.
  • Air fry the egg rolls for 10 minutes, flipping halfway through the cooking time.

Notes

  • If you don’t have an air fryer, put the egg rolls on a cookie sheet and bake in a preheated oven at 400F for 15-20 minutes.
  • Keep your egg roll wrappers under a damp paper towel while you’re working to prevent them from drying out.
  • Rolling egg rolls can seem intimidating the first time you do it. But it is actually pretty simple; just try it and don’t worry about it.
  • Don’t skip preheating the air fryer.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 0.4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 417mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 76IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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