This is one of the better frozen egg roll products we’ve tasted. In truth we’ve yet to come across one that really works well in the home setting. Well unless you’re deep fat frying them – which I don’t think many of us are doing in 2020 if we’re honest.
Using the microwave on any frozen egg roll almost always results in a mushy mess – I didn’t even bother here. The oven can provide better results, but I now lean on my air fryer for the very best results with frozen food that needs a crisp finish:
These egg rolls from Whole Foods were the least mushy I’ve had yet. There was some minor softness in the layer between exterior and filling – but not terribly so. The exterior crisps up magnificently in the air fryer – without any of the terrors of the deep fat fryer.
The cabbage stuff rolls here are pepper with edamame which adds a nice texture chew. I should note there are no dipping sauces provided so you’ll need to provide your own. No bad thing, most pre-packaged sauces are a sugary mess in my experience.
Note: four egg rolls come to each packet. I purchased these for $3.99.
Whole Foods Vegetable Egg Rolls nutrition and ingredients
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