Pork Egg Rolls with Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce

August 07, 2017

Pork Egg Rolls with Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce from Table for Seven: Skip take out version and make these simple egg rolls at home!

Skip take out version and make these simple egg rolls at home!

The age old question..get take out for dinner or just cook at home?

Maybe not that old age, but, it pops into my head more than I'd like to admit.  Here's the thing..I love to bake, but, I only just like to cook.  That is why you see so many more desserts around here than main dishes 😉

I think it comes from the fact that most of my family are pretty basic eaters. Nothing too spicy, too wild or crazy.  Basic.  Personally, I get sick of basic and making separate meals isn't exactly what I want to do. So, sometimes, take out just wins out.

One of my favorite things to order out is egg rolls from our local Chinese restaurant.  They are crunchy and delicious. So, to curb the take-out desire and save some money, I decided to start making them homemade.

These egg rolls are really simple. They take a few steps to wrap them, but, are totally worth it.  Fresh pork, cabbage, carrots and a some seasoning.  Then, dunk them in some homemade sweet and sour sauce.  Mmmm...so very yummy.

Below are three different ways you can make these. Yes, three. I purchased a nifty Air Fryer and have totally fell in love with it.  If you have one, give these a whirl with it.  If not, frying them in oil or baking them in the oven work perfectly too.  Whatever your preference..go for it.

Simple, delicious and so much better than the take out version!


Enjoy-

Pork Egg Rolls with Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce from Table for Seven: Skip take out version and make these simple egg rolls at home!


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Pork Egg Rolls with Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce
Pork Egg Rolls with Homemade Sweet and Sour Sauce from Table for Seven: Skip take out version and make these simple egg rolls at home!
by Table for Seven
Prep Time: 00:30
Ingredients (12-15 egg rolls)
  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 cups shredded cabbage mix with carrots mix
  • 1 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 1 TBSP flour
  • 1 TBSP water
  • canola oil, if you are frying
FOR SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
Instructions
In a skillet, heat canola oil, then, add in ground pork.
Cook pork to crumble until no longer pink.
Stir in minced garlic, ginger and soy sauce.
Then, add in cabbage/carrot mixture. Stir to combine well.
Continue cooking for about another 5 minutes to heat cabbage.
In a small bowl, mix flour and water until combined.
Place 1/4 cup of filling diagonally into wrapper.
Fold bottom corner over filling.Fold in both sides of wrap. Roll tightly and seal with a flour/water mixture.
Place seam side down until you are ready to cook
FOR AIR FRYER
Cook 2-3 rolls at a time for 5 minutes at 390 degrees.
FOR OVEN
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a baking sheet lightly. Bake rolls for 10-15 minutes or until browned. Turning half way through cooking time.
FOR FRYING IN OIL
Pour canola oil into skillet about 1/4-1/2 way. Heat oil to approx 350 degrees. Carefully place rolls in oil. Cooking for 2-3 minutes on each side or until browned.
Remove carefully and drain on paper towel.
FOR SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE
In a saucepan, add all ingredients and whisk until smooth. Cook on medium heat for approx 5-10 minutes or until thickened.
Sweet and Sour Sauce adapted from Life in the Lofthouse

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