Who says egg rolls have to stick to their original Asian flavors? While my family loves the occasional egg roll when we go out to our fave Chinese restaurant, they like it even better when I make some at home with our own favorite flavors. Southwestern egg rolls are my faves, while my son Kai loves a good dessert egg roll. Although, really, who wouldn’t?
You can find egg roll wrappers in most grocery stores these days in the produce section (they’re refrigerated…look for them near the tofu), or you can make your own Chinese egg roll wrappers from scratch using ingredients you probably already have on hand. Egg roll wrappers are primarily made of flour and egg, so no matter what you stuff in them—from pizza toppings to apple pie filling—they’re a crispy, neutral-flavored way to roll anything up into a bite-size snack.
Check out my family’s favorite unexpected egg roll recipes in the slideshow.
Kelly Ladd Sanchez, a former magazine editor and writer, now works as a professional craft stylist and paper artist out of her home studio in Orlando, Florida. Kelly is always creating something whimsical, bright, and colorful, with easy-to-follow instructions. Looking for more creative and fun DIY and craft projects to try yourself? Check out Kelly's blog, handmadebykelly.com and her paper art site. When she’s not covered in little shreds of paper, she can be found having fun and hanging out with her son and wonderful husband. Follow her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.