How to Make Tai Pei Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer

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Making frozen Tai Pei Egg Rolls in the air fryer is about to become your new favorite easy recipe. The egg rolls come out crispy on the outside without overcooking the filling.

plate of frozen egg rolls cooked in the air fryer

One of the ways that our family has drastically reduced our food bill is by eating out and ordering takeout less often. However, there are some nights where we are really craving Chinese!

That’s how we discovered how to cook Tai Pei Egg Rolls in the air fryer. They take less than 10 minutes to make, and taste so much better than making them in the oven or microwave. Plus, you can feel better about serving them since they’re baked instead of fried, unlike traditional egg rolls.

The crispy texture is where it’s at for me. There’s just something so satisfying with that crunch! Cooking the egg rolls in the air fryer is a great way to recreate the deep fried egg roll taste, without the extra calories (and no deep fryer needed).

Whether you’re craving Chinese American food and want them as an easy appetizer for a “make your own takeout” night, or are just looking for a great snack, you’ll love how easy it is to make egg rolls in the air fryer.

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image shows a box of frozen tai pei egg rolls in front of an air fryer

What are Tai Pei Egg Rolls?

Tai Pei egg rolls are frozen egg rolls that come in multiple varieties. They’re sold at most grocery stores in the United States. Each of them are made basically the same: a yummy inside filling that’s a mixture of spices, meat or vegetables wrapped in a crispy outer wrapper.

Our family made Tai Pei pork egg rolls in the air fryer because that’s what we had at home. However, you can use these same steps to make Tai Pei shrimp egg rolls, Tai Pei chicken egg rolls or Tai Pei vegetable egg rolls in the air fryer. We love these store-bought egg rolls!

Air-frying frozen egg rolls is a healthier alternative to deep frying. I’ve also found that the hot air cooks the egg rolls more evenly than the oven. With how fast they cook, they’re the perfect snack and a great appetizer.

I love a good air fryer recipe! Not only does it make so many foods nice and crispy in a healthier way, but it also makes clean up a breeze. I own and love this Ninja Foodi air fryer with dual baskets. I can make two different foods at the same time, or have double the space to cook large amounts!

cooked tai pei egg rolls on a plate

Ingredients Needed for Air Fryer Tai Pei Egg Rolls

One of the best things about this recipe is how easy it is! (You can also scroll to the end of the post for the full recipe card)

The only ingredients you need to make Tai Pei Frozen Egg Rolls in the air fryer are:

  • Tai Pei Frozen Egg Rolls
  • Nonstick cooking spray (any kind of cooking spray works, like olive oil spray, vegetable oil, avocado oil spray etc)

You’ll also need an air fryer (of course), and a pair of tongs is helpful for turning and removing the egg rolls.

If you don’t have any cooking spray, it’s ok! The egg rolls will still taste great. However, spraying the basket and the egg rolls first with cooking spray results in a crunchier finish.

Dipping sauces on the side for serving are optional, but a delicious way to enhance these air fryer Tai Pei Egg Rolls. Some popular options are:

  • Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • Duck Sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  • Spicy Mustard/ Hot Mustard
  • Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Sriracha Mayonnaise
  • Or your own favorite dipping sauce

How to Make Tai Pei Air Fryer Egg Rolls

Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray and preheat your air fryer to 390 degrees F. Let the air fryer preheat for 3-5 minutes.

Lightly spray the egg rolls with cooking spray and place them in the preheated air fryer in a single layer. Be sure to leave room in between the egg rolls so that they’re not touching each other or overlapping.

egg rolls in the air fryer basket

Cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping the egg rolls halfway through cooking time to ensure they cook evenly. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces.

Store leftover egg rolls in an airtight container or wrapped in aluminum foil or plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Here are some more easy air fryer recipes:

Air Fryer Tyson Chicken Breast Tenderloins

Air Fryer Breakfast Frittata

PowerXL Air Fryer Recipes

hand holding an air fried egg roll

Frequently Asked Air Fryer Frozen Egg Roll Questions

Can I Put Frozen Egg Rolls in an Air Fryer?

Yes, you can! In fact, for best results your egg rolls should NOT defrost at all before you pop them in your air fryer.

How Long to Cook Frozen Tai Pei Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer?

It takes 8-10 minutes to cook Tai Pei Egg Rolls in the air fryer if you’ve preheated the basket first. If you want extra crunchy egg rolls, spray them lightly again with cooking spray and cook for another 1-2 minutes.

plate of air fried tai pei egg rolls

How to Make Tai Pei Egg Rolls in the Air Fryer

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Making frozen Tai Pei Egg Rolls in the air fryer is about to become your new favorite easy recipe. The egg rolls come out crispy on the outside without overcooking the filling.

Ingredients

  • 4 Frozen Tai Pei Egg Rolls (any variety)
  • Cooking spray
  • Optional: dipping sauce

Instructions

  1. Spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray and preheat
    your air fryer to 390 degrees F. Let the air fryer preheat for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Lightly spray the egg rolls with cooking spray and place them in the preheated air fryer in a single layer. Be sure to leave room in between the egg rolls so that they’re not touching each other or overlapping.
  3. Cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping the egg rolls halfway through cooking time to ensure they cook evenly. Serve with your favorite dipping sauces.
  4. Store leftover egg rolls in an airtight container or wrapped in aluminum foil or plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Notes

Any kind of cooking spray works, like olive oil spray, vegetable oil, avocado oil spray etc. If you don’t have any cooking spray, it’s ok! The egg rolls will still taste great. However, spraying the basket and the egg rolls first with cooking spray results in a crunchier finish.

Dipping sauces on the side for serving are optional, but a delicious way to enhance these air fryer Tai Pei Egg Rolls. Some popular options are

  • Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • Duck Sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  • Spicy Mustard/ Hot Mustard
  • Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Sriracha Mayonnaise



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