How to Make Shrimp Egg Rolls

Would you like a snack that can double as an actual meal? Then there’s no reason you shouldn’t try these Chinese-inspired shrimp egg rolls. These delicious delicacies can be prepared quickly and via different methods—deep frying, air frying, or baking.

Even better, they’re freezer-friendly. This makes the egg rolls easier to make at home in large batches, so you can enjoy them all week.

If you’re ready to enjoy this golden brown goodness, our experts at Mindful Menu are here to give you a breakdown of the shrimp egg roll recipe. You can also contact us for more interesting recipes.


  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 6 egg roll wrappers
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • Canned bean sprouts
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 3 cups chopped or shredded cabbage
  • 2 large scallions (chopped)
  • ½ cup shredded carrots
  • ½ tablespoon unseasoned rice vinegar
  • Olive oil spray
  • ½ pound peeled raw shrimp (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons oyster sauce (optional)
  • Dipping sauce (duck sauce, sweet chili sauce, or spicy mustard)


You can follow these steps to make shrimp egg rolls:

Deep Frying Instructions

shrimp egg rolls

Step 1: Sauté Shrimps

Pour sesame oil into a large skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Place shrimp in the skillet and sauté for about 1-2 minutes. Add garlic, scallions, ginger, and sauté for about 30 seconds or until the mixture becomes fragrant.

Step 2: Add Vegetables

Add carrots, cabbage, vinegar, soy sauce, fish sauce, and bean sprouts (optional) and cook for 2-3 minutes on high heat. Once the vegetables look tender and crisp, transfer the entire skillet content to a colander and leave it to cool.

Step 3: Prepare Egg Roll

Put egg roll wrapper on a flat, clean surface, arranging it diagonally or like a diamond shape. Place 3-4 tablespoons of shrimp mixture on the bottom third of the wrapper. Wet your fingers with water and run them along the sides of the wrapper, then the point closest to you, and wrap around the shrimp mixture.

Roll the left and right corners into a tight cylinder by folding them towards the center. Repeat the process for all egg roll wrappers and shrimp mixture. Once done, spray all the sides with olive oil and use your fingers to coat these sides evenly.

Step 4: Fry

Heat oil up to about 375°F in a deep pan and fry egg rolls in batches for 5-7 minutes until they’re crispy and golden brown. Transfer deep-fried egg rolls to a paper towel-lined plate to cool.

Step 5: Serve

Serve egg rolls with any dipping sauce of your choice.

How to Make Shrimp Egg Rolls: Cooking Alternative

While deep frying is the most popular method of making shrimp egg rolls, there are other alternatives you can try to make them.

Baked Shrimp Egg Rolls

  1. Preheat oven to 425°
  2. Place parchment paper on a sheet pan
  3.  Put the prepared egg rolls on the pan and coat with cooking oil
  4. Place in the oven and bake until it’s golden brown. This should take 10-15 minutes

Air Fried Shrimp Egg Rolls

Closeup crispy eggrolls on wood plate with blurred background
  1. Get your air fryer and spray the basket with olive oil
  2. Place the egg rolls in the basket. You can cook in batches to avoid crowding the basket
  3. Apply olive oil to the egg rolls after putting them in the air fryer basket
  4. Set the air fryer to 400° and cook for about seven minutes
  5. Flip the egg rolls and cook for an extra 3-5 minutes, and take out when it’s crisp or golden brown.

Note: There are several air fryer brands out there, and each has its speed. You should check on the egg rolls constantly to determine how long it takes to make a batch.

Extra Tips & Tricks for Making Shrimp Egg Rolls

Follow these tips to make the best shrimp egg rolls:

  • You can use either precooked or frozen shrimp for your egg rolls. However, if you’re using frozen shrimp, thaw them first.
  • Egg roll wraps can be thin; in that case, you’ll need to double them. Confirm if you’ll need to double yours when making your egg rolls.
  • You can use ground chicken, pork, or beef instead of shrimp. It all boils down to personal preferences.
  • If you don’t use fish sauce, add more soy sauce to increase the flavor.
Closeup of frozen precooked shrimps on white plate

How to Store Shrimp Egg Rolls

If the goal is to make enough egg rolls to last you over a certain period, then you can store them in these easy steps:

  • Wrap each egg roll on an aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
  • Afterward, place them in a zip-top bag or airtight container.
  • Store in the refrigerator for a maximum of five days.

Final Thoughts

Shrimp egg rolls are a must-have, and this simple recipe will ensure that you get your tastebuds what they deserve. Now it’s time to make your own magic.

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