Thanksgiving leftover egg rolls, a delicious way to use up your turkey and stuffing
Thanksgiving is a time for family, friends, and of course, lots of delicious food. But what do you do with all those leftovers from the Thanksgiving dinner? Instead of simply reheating the same old turkey and stuffing, why not try something new? That’s where Thanksgiving leftover egg rolls come in.
These crispy, golden brown egg rolls are filled with all your favorite Thanksgiving leftovers, from turkey to mashed potatoes to green beans casserole. They’re easy to make and a great way to use up any extra food you have lying around.
To make Thanksgiving leftover egg rolls, all you need are some egg roll wrappers and your favorite leftover dishes. Simply chop up your leftovers into small pieces, wrap them in the egg roll wrappers, and fry them up until they’re crispy and golden brown. Serve them with some cranberry dipping sauce for the perfect finishing touch.
- egg roll wrappers – can be found in the refrigerated section of most grocery stores.
- leftover turkey
- leftover mashed potatoes
- leftover stuffing.
- leftover cranberry sauce – this will add a sweet and tangy flavor to the egg rolls.
- vegetable oil for frying. The amount of oil needed will depend on the size of the pot or pan I use for frying.
To serve the egg rolls, I can use more cranberry sauce or leftover gravy for dipping. This will add even more flavor to the dish.
How to Make Thanksgiving Egg Rolls
Start by laying out an egg roll wrapper on a clean surface. Place approximately one-sixth of your mashed potatoes in the center of the wrapper.
Next, add a portion of turkey on top of the mashed potatoes, followed by a dollop of cranberry sauce and a portion of stuffing.
Dip your finger into water and moisten all four edges of the egg roll wrapper. This will help seal the egg roll.
Begin rolling up the egg roll, starting from the long end and folding in the short ends as you go. Roll tightly to ensure all the ingredients are enclosed.
Repeat this process with the remaining ingredients to create more egg rolls.
In a large skillet, heat about an inch of cooking oil over medium-high heat until it’s hot and shimmering.
Carefully add the egg rolls to the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. You may need to fry them in batches.
Fry each egg roll for approximately 1-2 minutes per side or until they turn a beautiful golden brown.
Once the egg rolls are golden on both sides, remove them from the pan and place them on a paper towels to drain off any excess grease.
Serve your Thanksgiving leftover egg rolls with extra cranberry sauce or leftover gravy for dipping. Enjoy this creative and tasty way to enjoy your holiday leftovers!
How to Make Egg Rolls in an Air Fryer
To prepare your egg rolls using an air fryer, follow these steps:
- Begin by brushing a light layer of oil onto the surface of the egg rolls. This helps to achieve a crispy and golden exterior.
- Carefully place the prepared egg rolls in the air fryer basket, ensuring that the seam side is facing down. This position will help them cook evenly.
- Set your air fryer temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). Allow the egg rolls to cook at this temperature for 8 to 10 minutes.
- Remember to flip the egg rolls halfway through the cooking time. This ensures that both sides are evenly cooked to perfection.
How to Store Egg Rolls
If you have leftover egg rolls, you’ll want to make sure to store them properly to maintain their freshness. One option is to place them on a paper towel-lined plate and cover them with another paper towel to absorb any excess oil. Then, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It’s best to store them in a single layer to avoid them sticking together.
If you plan on reheating the egg rolls, you can do so in the oven or air fryer. Simply preheat your oven or air fryer to 350F and bake for 8-10 minutes or until heated through. Avoid microwaving them as it can make them soggy.
Thanksgiving leftover egg rolls are a delicious and creative way to use up the remaining food from your holiday meal. It’s my favorite way to enjoy the leftovers at the end of the night.
This amazing recipe combines the flavors of Thanksgiving into a crispy, savory egg roll that can be enjoyed as a snack or a main dish. Full disclosure, it does take some time and effort to prepare the egg rolls, but the end result is definitely worth it.
Next time you have leftover turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing, consider making some egg rolls. You can even experiment with different fillings and sauces to create your own unique flavor combinations.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are some creative ways to use Thanksgiving leftovers?
You can make turkey tetrazzini, cranberry sauce muffins, sweet potato pancakes, and more. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new recipes!
How can I make egg rolls with a Mexican twist using Thanksgiving leftovers?
To make egg rolls with a Mexican twist using Thanksgiving leftovers, try filling them with shredded turkey, black beans, corn, and cheese. Serve them with salsa or guacamole for a delicious and unique flavor combination.
What are some tasty dipping sauces to pair with Thanksgiving leftover egg rolls?
Some tasty dipping sauces to pair with Thanksgiving leftover egg rolls include cranberry sauce, gravy, sweet and sour sauce, and honey mustard. Experiment with different flavors to find your favorite combination!
Can I freeze Thanksgiving leftover egg rolls for future use?
Yes, you can freeze Thanksgiving leftover egg rolls for future use. To freeze, wrap each egg roll tightly in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe container. When ready to eat, simply reheat in the oven or air fryer until crispy.
What are some unique filling ideas for Thanksgiving leftover egg rolls?
Some unique filling ideas for Thanksgiving leftover egg rolls include mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, stuffing, and even pumpkin pie filling for a sweet twist.
How can I make Thanksgiving leftover egg rolls crispy and delicious?
To make Thanksgiving leftover egg rolls crispy and delicious, make sure to use a hot oil or air fryer. Brush the egg rolls with oil before cooking and cook until golden brown and crispy. Serve immediately for the best results.