Fried Shrimp Spring Rolls

This fried shrimp spring roll appetizer is crunchy, easy, and fast to make for both family and guests. This recipe takes the succulent, tender goodness of shrimp and encases it in a delectably crunchy spring roll wrapper, making for an irresistible treat that’s perfect as an appetizer or a delightful snack. Great for seafood lovers!

I first tasted these deliciously crispy shrimp spring rolls in our favorite Vietnamese restaurant in Hartford! I love anything spring rolls or egg rolls so when I saw these yummy shrimp appetizers on the menu, I just had to try them! Ever since that day, I have always ordered these delicious fried shrimp rolls whenever we ate at this restaurant.

Combining the delectable flavors of seasoned and marinated shrimp with the satisfying crunch of fried spring or egg roll wrappers, this recipe is guaranteed to be a hit at your next gathering or simply as a scrumptious snack option!

Not only are these fried shrimp spring or egg rolls absolutely delicious they are fun to make as well as you can see below. Easy to make and even easier to enjoy, let’s dive into the preparation of these mouthwatering delights.

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WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS TO MAKE FRIED SHRIMP SPRING ROLLS? 

  • 12- 15 large shrimp or prawns, deveined and peeled
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12-15 spring or egg roll wrappers (you can find these in your local Asian stores or in big groceries, too)
  • Oil to fry, as needed

HOW DO YOU MAKE FRIED SHRIMP SPRING ROLLS?

  1. Marinate shrimp with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Set aside for 15 minutes. See other alternative seasonings or marinade for the shrimp in the note section.

Place a roll wrapper on your working space. Brush the edges with water and roll shrimps in wrappers as instructed on the package. Please refer to step-by-step photos below, too.

See the finished wrapped-up shrimp spring rolls ready to go into the fryer below.

Heat oil in a large deep pan on medium-high heat or 350F. Fry in batches until golden brown.

Place on kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.

Serve with your favorite dip. You can use a simple ketchup-mayo dip like in the photo or a garlic-mayo dip or this delicious Vietnamese dipping sauce.

NOTES: SEASONING VARIATION If you fancy a more Asian-style flavor of the shrimp rolls use this seasoning instead of the one above. Marinate the shrimp in 1.5 tablespoons of oyster sauce or fish sauce and 1/2-1 teaspoon sugar.

CAN THESE FRIED SHRIMP EGG OR SPRING ROLLS BE MADE AHEAD?

Yes, these fried shrimp spring rolls can be made ahead to some extent. While they are best enjoyed fresh and hot, you can prepare them in advance and store them properly for later consumption. Here’s how you can do it:

1. Preparing in Advance: You can assemble the spring rolls ahead of time and keep them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to fry them. After wrapping the shrimp in the spring roll wrappers, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet or plate lined with parchment paper. Make sure the rolls are not touching each other to prevent sticking. Cover the spring rolls with plastic wrap or a damp kitchen towel to prevent them from drying out. Store them in the refrigerator for up to 4-6 hours before frying.

2. Freezing for Longer Storage: If you want to make the shrimp spring rolls even further in advance, you can freeze them for later use. After wrapping the spring rolls, place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, ensuring they don’t touch each other. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for about 1-2 hours or until the spring rolls are firm.

Once the spring rolls are frozen, transfer them to a ziplock bag or an airtight container. Label the container with the date to keep track of freshness. The frozen spring rolls can be stored in the freezer for up to 2-3 months.

3. Frying Frozen Spring Rolls: When you’re ready to serve the frozen spring rolls, there’s no need to thaw them before frying. Heat the oil to 350°F (180°C) and fry the frozen spring rolls directly from the freezer. Fry them in batches, ensuring not to overcrowd the pan, until they turn golden brown and crispy.

4. Reheating Spring Rolls: If you have leftover fried spring rolls or frozen ones that you’ve already fried, you can reheat them in the oven to restore some of their crispiness. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and place the spring rolls on a baking sheet. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until they are heated through and crispy.

Remember that while reheating can restore some of the texture, the spring rolls might not be as crispy as when they were freshly fried. So, it’s always best to enjoy them as soon as possible after frying.

By following these steps, you can enjoy the deliciousness of fried shrimp spring rolls, whether you make them in advance or have leftovers to enjoy later.

HOW DO I STORE THESE FRIED SHRIMP SPRING ROLLS?

To store any leftover fried shrimp spring rolls, you should follow proper storage procedures to maintain their quality and safety. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to store them:

1. Let the Spring Rolls Cool: Allow the fried shrimp spring rolls to cool down at room temperature for about 30 minutes before storing them. This helps prevent condensation and sogginess when placed in a container.

2. Choose an Airtight Container: Select an airtight container that is appropriate in size to accommodate the spring rolls without overcrowding. Using an airtight container prevents exposure to air and helps retain their crispiness.

3. Layer with Parchment Paper: To prevent the spring rolls from sticking together, you can place a layer of parchment paper or wax paper between each roll in the container. Alternatively, you can individually wrap each spring roll in plastic wrap before placing them in the container.

4. Refrigerate Promptly: Once the spring rolls have cooled and are properly packed in the airtight container, place them in the refrigerator. Ensure they are refrigerated within two hours of cooking to minimize the risk of bacterial growth.

5. Properly Label the Container: If you have multiple containers with different types of food, make sure to label the container with the contents and the date of storage. This helps you keep track of freshness and avoid confusion later on.

6. Storage Duration: Leftover fried shrimp spring rolls can typically be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. Beyond that, their texture may start to deteriorate, and they may lose their crispiness.

7. Reheating: When you’re ready to enjoy the leftover spring rolls, it’s best to reheat them in the oven. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and place the spring rolls on a baking sheet. Reheat for about 10-15 minutes or until they are heated through and crispy.

8. Note: While reheating can restore some crispiness, keep in mind that they might not be as crunchy as when they were freshly fried. It’s always best to enjoy fried spring rolls as soon as possible after cooking.

By following these storage tips, you can make the most of your leftover fried shrimp spring rolls and enjoy them for an additional few days without sacrificing their taste and texture.

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Fried Shrimp Spring Rolls

Manila Spoon
This fried shrimp spring roll appetizer is crunchy, easy, and fast to make for both family and guests. If you're a seafood enthusiast with a particular craving for shrimp, look no further than these mouthwatering crispy fried shrimp rolls. This recipe takes the succulent, tender goodness of shrimp and encases it in a delectably crunchy egg roll wrapper, making for an irresistible treat that's perfect as an appetizer or a delightful snack.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Vietnamese
Servings 4
Calories 14 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 12- 15 pieces large shrimp or prawns, deveined and peeled
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 12-15 pieces lumpia/spring/egg roll wrappers you can find these in your local Asian stores or in big groceries, too
  • Oil, for frying as needed

Instructions
 

  • Marinate shrimp with salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Set aside for 15 minutes. See other alternative seasonings or marinade for the shrimp in the note section.
  • Place a roll wrapper on your working space. Brush the edges with water and roll shrimps in wrappers as instructed on the package.
  • Heat oil in a large deep pan on medium-high heat or 350F. Fry in batches until golden brown.
  • Place on kitchen paper to absorb the excess oil.
  • Serve immediately with your favorite dip. You can use a simple ketchup-mayo dip like in the photo or a garlic-mayo dip or this delicious Vietnamese dipping sauce. (See notes for the recipe links for the other dips)

Notes

Serve with your favorite dip. You can use a simple ketchup-mayo dip like in the photo or a garlic-mayo dip or this delicious Vietnamese dipping sauce.
NOTES: SEASONING VARIATION If you fancy a more Asian-style flavor of the shrimp rolls use this seasoning instead of the one above. Marinate the shrimp in 1.5 tablespoons of oyster sauce or fish sauce and 1/2-1 teaspoon sugar.

Nutrition

Calories: 14kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 1gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.03gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 313mgPotassium: 20mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.01gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 0.01mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword easy shrimp appetizers, easy spring roll recipe, easy spring roll wrapper recipe, egg roll wrapper recipe, fried egg rolls, fried shrimp egg rolls, fried spring rolls recipe, Vietnamese fried shrimp egg rolls
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Last updated on August 15th, 2023 at 11:17 am

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