Air Fryer Egg Rolls

Air Fryer Egg Rolls have the same crispy, crunchy outside as fried egg rolls only made with less mess. They make a great appetizer or a meal for two.

Air fryer egg rolls on a plate with sweet and sour sauce and some craft beer in the background.

For this Mitten Movie Night, I decided to just make 8 eggs rolls to serve just my husband and me to eat while enjoying a few beers that we brought back with us from our trip down South. Air fryers are perfect for small-batch snacking recipes like this one!

What beer pairs well with small-batch snacks like egg rolls?

The beer: Cheetah from Rhinegeist Brewery.

One of my favorite parts of traveling is seeing what the area we visit has to offer as far as craft beer. Recently we traveled from Michigan to Charleston to Savannah to Atlanta to Indianapolis to Chicago. PHEW! we found some great beers along the way including this one from a Cincinnati area brewery.

Close up of egg rolls made in the air fryer for an easy snack.

American lagers are what many deem as mainstream beer. Most breweries and taprooms have a lager available year-round so it’s a great recommendation for those who are looking to dip their toes into something new.

Want more food and beer pairings with American Lagers?

A pork egg roll being dipped into a dish of sweet and sour sauce.

What movie goes great with small-batch snacks like egg rolls with sweet and sour dipping sauce?

BINGE WATCH ON! Gearing up for Season 3 of Ozark so we’re rewatching Season 2. I mean, who remembers everything that happened last season when it’s been a year? Snacks, drinks, Netflix-night made.

How to make Air Fryer Egg Rolls:

For these egg rolls, I used some leftover pork that I used to make BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza. I cooked the pork once in the crockpot and got double duty meals out of it. Win-win! If you prefer chicken or beef feel free to swap them out in this recipe in a one-to-one ratio.

Start by chopping the cabbage and green onions. Shred the pork.

In a pan add 1 tsp oil and sautee the egg roll filling until the cabbage is softened and pork is slightly crispy around 10 minutes.

Pork and cabbage in a pan that's been cooked and used for egg roll filling.

Once the cabbage has softened add the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ground ginger, sugar, and garlic powder. Turn off the heat and let the filling cool slightly.

Grab the egg rolls wrappers, a plate and a small dish of cool water. Don’t use warm water it will make the wrappers gummy).

On a plate or piece of wax paper lay down one egg roll wrapper with one corner facing you. Slightly below center add two spoonfuls of filling. Be careful not to overfill.

Using your finger, dab it into the dish of water then rub water on all four sides side.

Fold the bottom over the filling.

Steps for how to make egg rolls in the air fryer.

Bring each side into the center, folding over the filling. Finish by rolling the rest of the way.

Spray the bottom of the air fryer with oil. Lay the prepared egg rolls into the air fryer tray, 4 at a time, then spray the top with more oil. *Make sure to check your air fryer manufacturer’s directions to see if it’s safe to use oil in it before proceeding.

Set the temperature for 350 degrees and ‘fry’ for 5 minutes.

Flip the egg rolls after 5 minutes, spray with more oil then ”fry’ for another 3 minutes.

Remove from the air fryer tray, pour some sweet and sour sauce into a dish and here you are……

Egg Rolls on a plate with dipping sauce and craft beer.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Air Fryer Egg Rolls
Air Fryer Egg Rolls have the same crispy, crunchy outside as fried egg rolls only made with less mess. They make a great appetizer or a meal for two.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Chop the cabbage and green onions. Shred the cooked pork.
  2. In a pan add 1 tsp oil and sautee the egg roll filling until the cabbage is softened and pork is slightly crispy around 10 minutes.
  3. When cabbage has softened add the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, ground ginger, sugar, and garlic powder. Turn off the heat and let the filling cool slightly.
  4. On a plate or piece of wax paper lay down one egg roll wrapper with one corner facing you. Slightly below center add two spoonfuls of filling. Be careful not to overfill.
  5. Using your finger, dab it into the dish of water then rub water on all four sides side.
  6. Fold the bottom over the filling.
  7. Bring each side into the center, folding over the filling. Finish by rolling the rest of the way.
  8. Spray the bottom of the air fryer with oil. Lay the prepared egg rolls into the air fryer tray, 4 at a time, then spray the top with more oil.
  9. Set the temperature for 350 degrees and 'fry' for 5 minutes.
  10. Flip the egg rolls after 5 minutes, spray with more oil then ''fry' for another 3 minutes.
  11. Remove from the air fryer tray and serve with sweet and sour sauce. Enjoy!

Hacienda Torta Cubana

This copycat recipe for Hacienda Torta Cubana sandwich is made with homemade salsa bread stacked high with pulled pork, salty ham, cheese, and pickles. Add some Apricot Sriracha Sauce for some sweet heat! 

Hacienda Torta Cubana on a plate with Apricot Sriracha Sauce off to the side ready to eat.

Did you know that this weekend kicks off not only Cinco De Mayo but also the Kentucky Derby?  Double celebrations for this Mitten Movie Night.  Who is ready to party?  I know I am.  For this very special day, I made this copycat recipe that I really love from a very popular restaurant, Hacienda.

Really going out for this recipe I made the bread from scratch then piled this Hacienda torta Cubana high with slow-cooked pork, ham, cheese and a special spicy sauce to top it off.

What beer pairs well with a Torta Cubana?

The beer: Latitude 42 Brewing Company, Nectar of the Goddess.

I really love this beer it is fruity and perfect for the warmer weather. Complimenting the sweet and spicy topping on this sandwich and cut the salty taste of the pork and ham.

Hacienda Torta Cubana and Apricot Sriracha Sauce cut in half.

As I said in the intro, I made the bread for this sandwich from scratch.  This Salsa Bread was so good and I was pleased with how well it took off on the blog.

In fact, just two days it is now my #1 post on the blog.  If you do not want to make the bread from scratch any sandwich bun will work.

Salsa Bread cut on a cutting board.

Need a use for leftover pulled pork?

Then this Hacienda torta Cubana is the perfect use for that.  When I recently made my Pulled Pork Mac and Cheese I got the pork on a great deal and cooked it all at once.  I used half for that recipe than the other half for this one.

How to make a Hacienda Torta Cubana:

Divide the pork and ham up and you will make each of these made-to-order in one pan.

To a pan add the pulled pork and ham.  Start to cook it over medium heat for 2-3 minutes.  Flip the meat.

Butter the bottoms of the bread with some butter then add to the pan butter side down.

Add cheese to the top of meat then cook for another 2-3 minutes until the bread is crispy and the cheese is melted.

Remove and stack the sandwich on a plate and then prepare the Apricot Sriracha Sauce.

Ingredients and steps to make a Hacienda Torta Cubana.

While the description for the sauce on this is ‘Spicy Chipotle’ I decided to use one of my favorite condiments, sriracha.

Mix together some Apricot Jelly and sriracha according to taste but use the general recipe below to what I use and adjust from there.

Assemble the sandwich with warm and toasted salsa bread.

Pile high with the pork, ham, and cheese.  Add the pickles and the sauce.  Top off this deliciousness with the last piece of bread.

And here you are….

A Torta Cubana on a plate with a craft beer.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Hacienda Torta Cubana

This Hacienda Torta Cubana sandwich copycat has spicy salsa bread stacked high with pulled pork, salty ham, cheese, and pickles. Add some Apricot Sriracha Sauce for a one of a kind sandwich.

Hacienda Torta Cubana | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Course Main Dish
Keyword pork, sandwich

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Servings
sandwiches


Ingredients
Torta Cubana Sandwich

Apricot Srircha Sauce

Course Main Dish
Keyword pork, sandwich

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Servings
sandwiches


Ingredients
Torta Cubana Sandwich

Apricot Srircha Sauce

Hacienda Torta Cubana | Bottom Left of the Mitten


Instructions
  1. Divide the pork and ham up and you will make each of these made-to-order in one pan.

  2. To a pan add the pulled pork and ham. Start to cook it over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Flip the meat.

  3. Butter the bottoms of the bread with some butter then add to the pan butter side down.

  4. Add cheese to the top of meat then cook for another 2-3 minutes until the bread is crispy and the cheese is melted.

  5. Remove and stack the sandwich on a plate and then prepare the Apricot Sriracha Sauce.

BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza

Want a ‘mostly’ homemade pizza that is full of flavor?  Wonder what to do with extra pork that you have from a previous dinner?  Have extra BBQ Sauce you want to find something to make with?  Then this BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza is the recipe for you.

BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza with a piece cut out and ready to eat.

What movie pairs well with a saucy homemade pizza recipe and beer?

For this Mitten Movie Night we are watching The House.  This movie has TWO of my favorite actors, Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler.  While I’m a bigger fan of Ferrell’s earlier work (Anchorman, etc.) I cannot NOT watch a movie he is in.  No way, no how.

What beer pairs well with BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza?

The beer: Tasmanian Hatter from New Holland Brewing.

This IPA was made for rich BBQ sauce on top of tender pork and gooey cheese.

BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza slice dipped in ranch with a craft beer off to the side.

While I do like to make my own pizza crust sometimes when you have ingredients that are already fixed why not just go all in and grab a roll of pre-made crust from the store?  There is no reason so that is what I did.

How to make BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

On a pan put parchment paper and spray some non-stick olive oil on it. Lay out the crust then using a rolling pin roll it out so it reaches each edge.

Top the crust with BBQ Sauce.  For this I used my very own Best BBQ Sauce which is a vinegar/Memphis style.

Next layer the shredded Parmesan cheese, pulled pork, chopped red onions and then the shredded mozzarella.

Sprinkle with oregano to make it pretty.

Pizza crust on cookie sheet and ingredients of BBQ pulled pork pizza.
Bake in the oven for 22 minutes until the edges are golden brown and the cheese is melted.

Slice it up into 15 pieces

How to make a BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza EVEN BETTER!

I happened to have a cup of bacon jam left over from my PB&J Burger so I put 4 heaping spoonfuls on top  of the mozzarella.  If you do not have bacon jam you could easily add crumbled bacon to the top for that extra level of smoky flavor.

Then just for fun, let’s dip it into some ranch!

And here you are……

BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza on a sheet pan with a craft beer off to the side.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza
BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza has smoky BBQ sauce, tender pulled pork, melty cheese, red onions then topped with bacon jam. The perfect mostly homemade pizza.
BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
BBQ Pulled Pork Pizza | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. On a pan put parchment paper and spray some non-stick olive oil on it. Lay out the crust then using a rolling pin roll it out so it reaches each edge.
  3. Top the crust with BBQ Sauce. Next layer the shredded Parmesan cheese, pulled pork, chopped red onions and then the shredded mozzarella. Sprinkle with oregano.
  4. Add bacon jam or crumbled bacon if you like, it's optional.
  5. Bake in the oven for 22 minutes until the edges are golden brown and the cheese is melted. Slice it up into 15 pieces. Enjoy!

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