You know what one of my favorite things of going to a Chinese restaurant is?
Eating the egg rolls. Yep.
But why is an egg roll called an egg roll? There is no egg in it. Ever wonder that? Well wonder no more!
There are many theories floating around about why egg rolls are called egg rolls. One theory is that there is egg in the batter for the wrappers, which I can believe. Another theory is that you brush egg on the wrapper when you roll the egg roll to seal it, this is true as well. And one last theory I’ve heard is because the egg roll has the outer yellowish shell with the good stuff in the middle, just like an egg. I guess I’ll buy that too.
Regardless of why an egg roll is called an egg roll, the simple truth is that egg rolls are delicious and can be filled with anything. So if you’ve never made egg rolls before, I invite you to try making them. Yes I know it’s probably easier to buy them at a restaurant or buy them premade at a grocery store, but the truth of the matter is there is nothing that tastes better than homemade. When you make the egg rolls you know what goes in them, because you can fill them with all your favorite ingredients.
I fried these egg rolls, but I’ve baked them before and they are just as good.