How to Store Uncooked Egg Rolls? (everything you need to know)

Savory ground pork and veggies wrapped up in a crispy fried shell then topped with a sweet and sour dipping sauce (that’s how I like my egg rolls).


But what happens when you have too many uncooked egg rolls? This leads us to the question: how to store uncooked egg rolls? After doing the research, here’s what I uncovered…


Best Method: Egg rolls can be kept in the fridge for two to three days. It’s best to start eating them as soon as possible. After 1-2 days, the filling won’t be nearly as crunchy. Fried egg rolls cannot be kept in the freezer without becoming a soggy mess. Egg rolls that have not been cooked can be frozen.


After conducting further investigation I unearthed more stuff you need to know so keep on reading…



Proper Storage and Freezing Of Egg Rolls?

To retain the freshness of the egg roll, it needs to be stored carefully. Depending on if it’s cooked or uncooked, the freezer is the best solution to keep the stocked.


Since egg rolls include meat, a fridge will cause the egg rolls to go bad in a few days. However, this is only referring to uncooked egg rolls. For fried egg rolls, the fridge will help keep it fresh for around a week. To have that fresh taste after storing it, the freezer is the best solution.


What are Egg Rolls?

An egg roll is a deep-fried appetizer that is offered in Chinese restaurants. The major ingredients will usually consist of chopped pork, shredded cabbage, carrots, and black pepper.


However, it might consist of other elements depending on the person’s preference. All of this is rolled with a thickly-wrapped wheat flour skin, which is then fried in hot oil.


What Ingredients Are In An Egg Roll?

The standard elements contained in a traditional egg roll are:


1. Eggs | Vegetables

2. Cabbage

3. Coleslaw, Ground Meat, Onions, Carrots, Scallions

Vegetables such as lettuce and broccoli stems, bok choy, Brussel sprouts, snow peas, and mushrooms are minced into small bits, along with cabbage, onion, carrots, and scallion. Meat is then pounded and combined with eggs and other ingredients until it forms a sticky mixture. Then it’s laid on the egg roll wrapper and wrapped into a cylindrical form (learn something new every day huh).



Making Egg Rolls At Home Vs Store-Bought Egg Rolls

Egg rolls can be made at home or bought at most grocery stores. The only differences between a homemade egg roll and store-bought egg rolls are the ingredients.


If you’re intending to cook egg rolls at home, you can choose what ingredients you want to use. While the major meat element is pork, you can choose different meat substitute.


Other meat that creates a great egg roll includes beef, chicken, shrimp, and even tofu. For additional ingredients, you can choose whatever you like.


Whether you want a vegan egg roll or vegetable-only egg roll, it’s doable when you’re cooking it at home. On the other hand, store-bought egg rolls would normally come with the major ingredients of pork meat, veggies, coleslaw, onions, and carrots.


You have no option in choosing your ingredients. Also, if you appreciate the freshness, store-bought egg rolls are sometimes fresh and sometimes not. It depends on how long it’s been in the store freezer.


What Do You Serve With Egg Rolls?

Obviously, it’s a good idea to offer egg rolls with a dipping sauce like sweet and sour sauce. But egg rolls work wonderfully with a nice Asian vegetable stir fry, noodle dish or even fried rice to make a whole supper!


FYI: You may also do something like orange glazed chicken or pork or broccoli beef for a good diversity of flavors.



Related Questions:

1. How to keep egg rolls crispy overnight?


Position the egg rolls on top, then set the sheet into a pre-warmed, low-temperature oven. What is this? Placing them on a cooling rack allows the air to circulate and helps to preserve them nice and crispy. If you want, you can create your lumpia in advance, store them in your fridge overnight and fry them the next day.


2. How to keep egg roll wrappers moist?


Work with one sheet at a time and keep the remaining wrappers covered with a damp paper towel at all times to prevent them from drying out. Keep Oil at 350˚F – If the temperature dips too low, the egg rolls take up more oil. If it’s too hot, they will darken too rapidly.


Final Thoughts

So, class, what did we learn today? We now know that you can keep egg rolls in the fridge for two or three days. The sooner you start eating them, the better.


The filling won’t be as crunchy after a day or two. You can’t put fried egg rolls in the freezer or they’ll get all soggy. You can freeze egg rolls that haven’t been cooked yet. Also, an egg roll is a Chinese restaurant appetizer that is fried in oil.


Most of the time, the main ingredients are chopped pork, shredded cabbage, shredded carrots, and black pepper. But it could also include other things, depending on the person’s taste. All of this is wrapped in a wheat flour skin that is thick and then fried in hot oil. 


Lastly, you can make egg rolls at home, or you can buy them at most grocery stores. The only difference between an egg roll you make yourself and one you buy is what’s in it.


If you want to make egg rolls at home, you can use whatever ingredients you want. Even though pork is the main meat, you can use other kinds of meat instead.


Beef, chicken, shrimp, and even tofu can be used to make a great egg roll. You can use whatever you want for the other ingredients.


You can make a vegan egg roll or an egg roll with only vegetables when you cook at home. On the other hand, store-bought egg rolls usually have pork meat, vegetables, coleslaw, onions, and carrots as the main ingredients.


Enjoy the rest of your day, always stay safe, and treat others with kindness & respect. Until next time!

How to Store Uncooked Egg Rolls? (everything you need to know)