Best Oil For Frying Egg Rolls

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We can all agree that egg rolls are delicious! When cooking something that tasty, we want to make sure we can get it to its best quality. It can be hard to know which is the best oil for frying egg rolls.

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In this article we will explore which is the best oil for egg roll frying. We’ll also include a few methods on how to cook your egg rolls to that golden brown perfection!

Best Oil For Egg Rolls

Peanut Oil

We believe that the best oil for frying egg rolls is peanut oil.

Peanut oil has a high smoking point which makes it a great oil for deep frying. The peanut oil also provides a beautifully nutty flavor to the egg rolls. Peanut oil contains a higher number of saturated fatty acids, which makes this oil great for high temperatures. That is what your egg rolls will need!

Peanut oil is also one of the healthiest options when deep frying egg rolls. Peanut oil is full of antioxidants and a very good source of vitamin E. These properties make peanut oil a great ingredient to consume if you want to help reduce heart problems, including heart disease. Vitamin E can also help those who are diabetic, as it can reduce insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels.

Although, a peanut allergy is the second most common food allergy and can occur in 1 in 200 people. If you have a peanut allergy and are looking for alternatives, there are plenty of options!

Canola oil is a great alternative to peanut oil when deep frying your egg rolls. Canola oil, just like peanut oil, is “high oleic“, which means it is well suited to high temperatures. More on this below.

Here is how to deep fry your egg rolls in peanut oil:

What you will need:

  • Either a skillet or wok
  • Raw egg rolls
  • Peanut oil

How to Fry Egg Rolls in Peanut Oil:

  • Step 1: Heat the peanut oil in the skillet or wok up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit until it’s ready to deep fry your egg rolls.
  • Step 2: Place the egg rolls into the skillet or wok, placing them down but away from you. Placing the egg rolls away from you into the pan will prevent the oil from splashing towards you and burning you accidentally.
  • Step 3: Allow your egg rolls to cook for up to 7 minutes or until they turn golden brown.
  • Step 4: Remove the egg rolls and allow to cool before serving.

Olive Oil

Can I use olive oil to fry egg rolls?

Yes! Olive oil is a great oil to choose if you are wanting to fry your egg rolls.

Just like peanut oil, olive oil has a high smoke point, meaning it can handle high temperatures well and is great for frying. This oil can leave a slight taste on the food but you may find you prefer this over peanut oil as it is not as strong.

Olive oil is also considered to be the healthiest oil to use when frying. It is rich in antioxidants and can help the body recover from cellular damage and reduce the risk of heart disease.

What you will need:

  • Either a skillet or wok
  • Raw egg rolls
  • Olive oil

How to Fry Egg Rolls in Olive Oil:

  • Step 1: Heat the olive oil in the skillet or wok up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit until it’s ready to deep fry your egg rolls.
  • Step 2: Place the egg rolls into the skillet or wok, placing them down but away from you. Placing the egg rolls away from you into the pan will prevent the oil from splashing towards you and burning you accidentally.
  • Step 3: Allow your egg rolls to cook for up to 7 minutes or until they turn golden brown. Be careful as olive oil can spit and burn you if you allow the oil to overheat.
  • Step 4: Remove the egg rolls and allow to cool before serving.

Vegetable Oil

Vegetable oil is another great alternative to peanut oil and can also carry health benefits of its own including protection of brain cells and reducing the risk of heart disease.

To fry egg rolls in vegetable oil you will need: 

  • One wok
  • Olive oil 
  • Egg rolls 

How To Fry Egg Rolls In Vegetable Oil:

  • Step 1: Pour plenty of vegetable oil into the wok. Use a minimum of 5 cups and heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Step 2: Once the oil is up to temperature, place the egg rolls into the pan. You can place a lid lightly over to stop the vegetable oil from spitting. 
  • Step 3: Fry for 10 minutes or until golden brown. 

Canola Oil

Can you fry egg rolls in canola oil?

100% yes! Canola oil is a fantastic oil to fry egg rolls.

As we previously mentioned in this post, canola oil is a good substitute for peanut oil. Canola oil has a light texture, which means it can quickly cover the egg rolls when frying them in a wok. Canola oil is also a high smoke point oil, meaning it will work well for very high temperatures.

The popular Canola oil is considered to be an oil that is good for your health but there is some debate. Canola oil can help reduce cholesterol levels as it is low in saturated fats and a source of omega-3 fatty acids but due to most canola oil being processed and refined it can include trans fats, which can be damaging to the body.

To fry egg rolls in canola oil you will need: 

  • One wok
  • canola oil 
  • Egg rolls 

How to Fry Egg Rolls in Canola Oil:

  • Step 1: Pour plenty of canola oil into the wok. Use a minimum of 2 cups and heat to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 
  • Step 2: Once the oil is up to temperature, place the egg rolls into the pan. You can place a lid lightly over to stop the vegetable oil from spitting. 
  • Step 3: Fry for 10 minutes or until golden brown. 

Air Fry Egg Rolls

An air fryer is a very quick and easy way to cook your egg rolls in half the time an oven would take.

Here is a step by step method of how to use an air fryer to cook your egg rolls:

  • Step 1: Place the egg rolls into the air fryer basket, making sure that they are not touching each other.
  • Step 2: Use a cooking brush to lightly spread a coat of your chosen oil onto the egg roll.
  • Step 3: Air fry  the egg rolls for five minutes per side.

FAQs


How To Deep Fry Egg Rolls

Another option to quickly cook your egg rolls to perfection is to deep fry them! To deep fry, pour 5 inches of your chosen oil into a deep fryer, a deep frying pan or a wok. Heat the oil for 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the oil is up to temperature it is ready for you to deep fry your egg rolls by placing your egg rolls into the oil.

How Long To Deep Fry Egg Rolls

Once you have placed the egg rolls into the oil, the best way to deep fry your egg rolls is to fry them for 4-5 minutes or until they are golden brown. Once they have reached a golden brown shade, remove them from the pan. Drain them on either paper towels or a plate.

How Do You Keep Egg Rolls Crispy

You can easily crisp up your egg rolls using an oven. Preheat your oven to a low to mid temperature and place the egg rolls onto a baking tray. Place your baking tray onto the middle shelf of your oven and allow your egg rolls to stay there for 5-7 minutes. When removing your egg rolls always allow them to cool a couple of minutes before you serve as the air will circulate the egg rolls and add to their crispiness.

What Temperature To Deep-Fry Egg Rolls

The best temperature to deep fry your egg rolls at is 350 degrees Fahrenheit in a deep frying plan, skillet or wok. To read about which pan is best for you check out this article – Skillet Vs Pan: Difference Between Skillet And Frying Pan.

Choose A High Smoke Point Oil

It’s hard to pick a favourite oil when there are so many that work well,  but we have learnt that it is best to choose a high smoke point oil. Every oil we have discussed all have one thing in common, they have a high smoke point meaning they work well when heated to very high temperatures. These kinds of oils will give your egg rolls that golden coat and crunchy crisp texture.

Do you have a favorite oil that you use to fry egg rolls? Which oil do you think is best when frying egg rolls?

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