Hey there, foodie friends! It’s time for me to share a little secret with you: I am absolutely obsessed with spring rolls. Seriously, I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! But there’s always been a catch – the guilt that comes with eating too many deep-fried goodies. That’s when my life changed forever, thanks to the air fryer.
And now, I’m here to spread the love and show you how to make the crispiest, most delicious air fryer frozen spring rolls ever. Trust me, once you try this recipe, you’ll never look back!
Why I Love Cooking with an Air Fryer
Here are just a few reasons why I’m head over heels for my air fryer:
- Guilt-free cooking: I can enjoy all my favorite fried foods without worrying about the extra fat and calories that come with deep frying.
- Super crispy results: The air fryer never disappoints when it comes to achieving the perfect crunch.
- Fast and easy: The air fryer cooks food quickly and is a breeze to clean up afterward.
- Versatility: From appetizers to desserts, the air fryer can handle it all.
Now that I’ve sung the praises of air fryers, let’s get down to business and make some delicious frozen spring rolls!
What Do You Need to Cook Air Fryer Frozen Spring Rolls
To whip up my go-to Air Fryer Frozen Spring Roll Recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients and equipment:
- 1 pack of your favorite frozen spring rolls (store-bought or homemade, any filling you like). I’m using the SeaPak Shrimp Spring Rolls.
- Cooking spray (optional, but it’s my secret weapon for extra crispiness)
- Air fryer (of course!) – I’m using the Philips Premium Airfryer XXL for this recipe.
- Tongs or a spatula
How to cook frozen spring rolls in air fryer
Okay, it’s time for the main event! Follow these steps, and you’ll be enjoying crispy, golden spring rolls in no time:
Preheat: Before you start cooking, take the time to preheat your air fryer to 390°F (200°C). This will usually take about 3-5 minutes. Preheating is an essential step to get that crispy exterior!
Preparation: While your air fryer is preheating, take your frozen spring rolls out of the freezer. No need to thaw them – they’ll cook perfectly straight from the freezer. For a little extra crunch, I like to lightly coat the spring rolls with cooking spray. It’s optional, but I swear it makes a difference!
Arrange: Once your air fryer is hot and ready, it’s time to arrange the frozen spring rolls in the basket. Make sure to leave some space between each one to allow for proper air circulation. This will help to ensure they cook evenly and get super crispy. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you might need to cook your spring rolls in batches.
Cook: Pop those spring rolls in the air fryer at 390°F (200°C) for 8-10 minutes. Be sure to flip them halfway through the cooking time using tongs or a spatula. The exact cooking time might vary depending on the size of your spring rolls and the model of your air fryer, so keep an eye on them to avoid any overcooked tragedies.
After the cooking time is up, carefully remove one spring roll from the air fryer and cut it open to check for doneness. The filling should be piping hot, and the exterior should be golden brown and super crispy. If they’re not quite there yet, continue cooking for another 1-2 minutes and check again.
Serve: Once your spring rolls are cooked to crispy perfection, carefully remove them from the air fryer using tongs or a spatula and transfer them to a serving plate. Be careful – they’ll be super hot!
How to serve the air-fried spring rolls?
Air-fried spring rolls are pretty amazing on their own, but why stop there? I love to serve mine with a variety of dipping sauces to really take things to the next level. Here are a few of my favorites:
- Sweet chili sauce: This sweet and spicy sauce is an absolute classic, and it pairs perfectly with the crispy exterior and savory filling of spring rolls.
- Mayonnaise: For a creamier dipping experience, try mixing mayonnaise with some garlic powder, onion powder, and a pinch of salt.
- Hoisin sauce: For something a little richer, try a sweet and tangy hoisin sauce.
- Peanut sauce: I love the contrast of the creamy, nutty peanut sauce with the crunchiness of the spring rolls.
Feel free to serve your air fryer frozen spring rolls with one or more of these sauces, or get creative and whip up your own signature dipping sauce!
Helpful tips to cook the perfect Air Fryer Frozen Spring Rolls
Over my many air fryer adventures, I’ve picked up a few tricks that I think really help to elevate these frozen spring rolls:
- Shake things up: If you don’t feel like flipping your spring rolls halfway through cooking, try giving the air fryer basket a gentle shake instead. This helps to redistribute the spring rolls and ensure even cooking.
- Keep an eye on the clock: Every air fryer is a little different, so it’s important to keep an eye on your spring rolls during the cooking process. Some air fryers might cook faster or slower than others, so it’s always better to be cautious and check for doneness regularly.
- Experiment with flavors: While I love a good store-bought frozen spring roll, don’t be afraid to get creative in the kitchen and make your own! You can customize the fillings and even try out different types of wrappers to suit your taste buds.
- Make it a meal: Turn your air-fried spring rolls into a full meal by serving them alongside a big bowl of jasmine rice or a crunchy Asian-inspired salad. Yum!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do I need to thaw the frozen spring rolls before air frying them?
No, you don’t need to thaw frozen spring rolls before air frying. In fact, cooking them straight from the freezer helps to achieve a crispy exterior while keeping the filling moist and delicious.
Just follow the cooking time and temperature guidelines in the recipe, and you’ll have perfectly cooked spring rolls in no time.
Can I cook different types of spring rolls (vegetable, chicken, shrimp, etc.) using the same air frying method?
Yes, you can use the same air frying method for different types of frozen spring rolls, regardless of the filling.
The cooking time and temperature should remain the same but always check for doneness by cutting open a spring roll to ensure that the filling is hot and fully cooked.
My air fryer is small, and I can’t fit all the spring rolls in a single layer. Can I stack them or cook them in multiple layers?
For the best results, it’s essential to cook the spring rolls in a single layer with some space between each one for proper air circulation. This ensures even cooking and crispiness.
If your air fryer is small, you may need to cook the spring rolls in batches. While it might be tempting to stack the spring rolls or cook them in multiple layers, doing so may result in uneven cooking and a less crispy texture.
How long for frozen spring rolls in air fryer?
For frozen spring rolls in an air fryer, cook them at 390°F (200°C) for 8-10 minutes.
So there you have it, my fellow food enthusiasts – my tried-and-true Air Fryer Frozen Spring Roll Recipe. I seriously can’t get enough of these crispy, guilt-free snacks. They’re perfect for satisfying my spring roll cravings, and I love that they’re so easy to make. Plus, with all the dipping sauce options, the possibilities are practically endless!
Some other air fryer recipes that you may like:
Air Fryer Frozen Spring Rolls
- Air Fryer
- 1 pack frozen spring rolls
- cooking spray
- Preheat your air fryer to 390°F
- Take your frozen spring rolls out of the freezer, arrange the frozen spring rolls in the basket.
- Cook the spring rolls in the air fryer at 390°F (200°C) for 8-10 minutes.
- Once your spring rolls are cooked to crispy perfection, carefully remove them from the air fryer using tongs or a spatula and transfer them to a serving plate.
- Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
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