Egg Roll Wrapper

Egg roll wrappers are thin sheets of dough commonly used in Asian cuisine to make the popular fried appetizer, egg rolls. Made predominantly from wheat flour, water, salt, and eggs, these wrappers are easy to work with and provide a crispy exterior when fried, which is essential for a quality egg roll. They can be found at most supermarkets, typically in the refrigerated or frozen sections, and are available in various shapes and sizes, though square and circular ones are most common. To use egg roll wrappers, simply place one on a clean surface, add a small amount of filling of your choice (vegetables, meats, or seafood options work well), fold over the wrappers to encase the filling, seal the edges by lightly moistening the edges of the dough with water, and then deep-fry until golden brown. These versatile wrappers can also be used to make other dishes, such as baked or steamed dumplings and sweet or savory stuffed pastries, providing endless culinary possibilities for home cooks.
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Egg Roll Wrapper FAQ
Egg roll wrappers, a staple in Asian cuisine, are easy to use but there are some common pitfalls many encounter when working with them. Most missteps involve the filling, sealing, and frying processes. Using too much filling can lead to bursting during the frying process while using too little will result in a flat or mostly empty roll. Sealing is also critical; inadequate sealing can cause the filling to spill out when frying. When it comes to frying, the right temperature is key - too hot, and the wrapper will burn before the filling can fully cook, too low and you risk a greasy, oily roll lacking the desired crunch. The best way to get the most out of egg roll wrappers is to diversify their use. They aren't just for egg rolls. You can use them in a variety of other dishes, such as dumplings, pies, desserts and more. Also, don't be afraid to experiment with the fillings. From traditional choices like pork and cabbage to more unconventional ingredients like apple pie filling, the possibilities are endless. Here's a secret tip: you can lightly moisten the wrapper (just enough to make the edges stick together, but not so much that it becomes soggy) to help seal the egg roll well and prevent it from opening up while frying.
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Expiration & Storage Tips
When does egg roll wrapper expire?
Unopened, egg roll wrappers can last about 2-3 weeks past the printed date on the package if stored in the refrigerator. Once opened, they can last about a week if kept in a sealed plastic bag in the refrigerator. These wrappers can also be stored in the freezer where they can last 6-8 months. In the case of homemade egg roll wrappers, they should be used within a few hours of making. If needed to be stored, they can be kept in the refrigerator for 1-2 days tightly wrapped in plastic film. If frozen, they can last up to a month. To defrost, simply transfer them to the fridge the night before you plan to use them. Be sure to separate each individual wrapper to avoid them sticking together when frozen.
How do you tell if egg roll wrapper is bad?
The first sign of spoilage in egg roll wrappers is usually a stale, sour smell. Additionally, look for visible signs of spoilage such as mold growth or discoloration. If the wrapper feels sticky, slimy, or stiff, it has likely gone bad. It's always best to trust your senses and if any doubts of its freshness arise, discard it.
Tips for storing egg roll wrapper to extend shelf life
• Always store the egg roll wrappers in the refrigerator, even if unopened. The cold environment slows the growth of bacteria and therefore extends the wrappers' shelf life. • Once you've opened the package, be sure to (tightly) seal it before putting back into the fridge. Use a plastic bag or wrap to ensure the wrappers don't dry out. • Should you decide to freeze your egg roll wrappers, make sure to separate them with baking paper to ease the process of defrosting. • After using some wrappers, press the air out of the bag before chilling or freezing them, to minimize the exposure to oxygen. • For homemade wrappers, cool them down completely before refrigerating or freezing to avoid condensation which can lead to mold growth.
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