Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls




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Introduction

Prepare for a mouthwatering experience with Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, a delicious twist on the classic Philly cheesesteak sandwich. These crispy, crunchy egg rolls are filled with savory ground beef, melted cheese, and sautéed peppers and onions, making them a perfect appetizer or snack for any occasion.

Why Make This Recipe

If you love the flavors of a traditional Philly cheesesteak and enjoy the fun and crispy texture of egg rolls, this recipe is a match made in culinary heaven. It’s a creative and tasty way to enjoy the iconic flavors of Philly cheesesteak in a bite-sized and easy-to-eat package.

How to Make Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 chopped yellow onion
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 24 egg roll wrappers
  • 12 slices cheese of choice, cut in half
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil for frying

Directions:

  1. In a skillet, melt butter and sauté chopped onion and green bell pepper until soft.
  2. Add ground beef, cook until browned, and season with Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.
  3. Let the beef mixture cool slightly.
  4. Assemble the egg rolls: Place an egg roll wrapper with one corner pointing towards you. Add a half slice of cheese diagonally in the center.
  5. Spoon 2 tablespoons of beef mixture on top of the cheese.
  6. Fold the closest corner over the filling, then fold in the side corners and roll tightly, sealing the top corner with water.
  7. Repeat for all wrappers and filling.
  8. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet or deep fryer to 350°F (175°C).
  9. Fry the egg rolls until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  10. Drain on paper towels.
  11. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauce.

How to Serve Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

These crispy and cheesy egg rolls are best served hot and fresh out of the fryer. Pair them with a side of ketchup, mayo, or even a spicy aioli for dipping.

How to Store Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

To store any leftover egg rolls, allow them to cool completely, then place them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven to maintain their crispiness.

Tips to Make Philly Cheesesteak Egg Rolls

  • Ensure the beef mixture is well-drained to prevent soggy egg rolls.
  • Seal the egg rolls tightly to avoid any cheese leakage during frying.
  • Experiment with different types of cheese for varying flavors, like provolone or pepper jack.

Variation

For a vegetarian version, substitute the ground beef with sautéed mushrooms or lentils seasoned with similar spices for a meaty texture.

FAQs

  1. Can I bake these egg rolls instead of frying them? Yes, you can bake the egg rolls in a preheated oven at 400°F until golden brown, turning halfway through for even crisping.
  2. Can I make these egg rolls in advance and freeze them? Yes, you can assemble the egg rolls, freeze them on a baking sheet until firm, then transfer to a freezer-safe bag for up to 1 month. Fry from frozen, adding extra frying time.
  3. Can I use other types of bell peppers in this recipe? Absolutely! Mix and match different colored bell peppers for added visual appeal and varied flavor profiles.

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