Eggrolls & a Giveaway (for Gift Giving!)

Yesterday I mentioned canning items for gifts and today I did a little canning myself! Around this time of year I start thinking about Eggrolls for some reason. Maybe because my dad always made them this time of year or when it started to get colder. I decided to make some today for lunch but first, this morning, I made some Sweet and Spicy dipping sauce and canned 4 jars to give away as gifts.

I am giving away this Ball Home Canning Discovery Kit so that you can make your own gifts– or give the kit away as a gift, that works too!

To enter to win, just leave a comment below. The contest is open to U.S. residents only. I am paying for the shipping (as well as the product) myself and am unable to ship internationally at this time. I will pick one winner at random this coming Friday, November 12th.

UPDATE: Congratulations to Emily! Her number was chosen by and won the canning kit.

Now, onto the Eggrolls! They are very easy to make.

You will need:

1 bag of cole slaw mix

2 chicken breasts, grilled

2 tablespoons ginger root, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

soy sauce, to taste

Eggroll wrappers

oil for frying

Simply grill the chicken and chop it. Soften cole slaw mix over medium heat for just a few minutes. Add garlic and ginger. Cook for a few more minutes just to soften the ingredients. Add chicken and mix well. Splash in a few doses of soy sauce. Take about 2 tablespoons of the mixture and fill each wrapper. Read the back of the package for directions on how to do so. Fry in hot oil and enjoy. Dip in soy sauce, sweet and sour, sweet and spicy, hot mustard, etc.


  1. Cassy
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 2:58 am | Permalink

    huh, I didn’t realize making egg rolls could be so simple…. Definitely going to have to try this!

  2. Tina
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 4:57 am | Permalink

    Do you know if these transport well? They are definatley simple enough that I’m thinking of taking these as an appetizer for Thanksgiving!
    Regardless, these are getting worked into the meal plan for this week.

  3. Posted November 8, 2010 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    I would make them ahead of time and freeze them. Then when I got to the Thanksgiving dinner I would ask the host/hostess if I could stick them in the oven for a half an hour or microwave them. If you microwave them they will lose crispiness but are still pretty good even though a tad bit chewy. With the dipping sauces though some people don’t notice.

  4. Tina
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the info! I’ll definately give that a try.

  5. Megan
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 5:26 am | Permalink

    I have given away biscotti and peppermint bark as gifts for the last few years, but eggrolls? I am excited to try them! Thanks for the idea!

  6. joshuah
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    will have to try it, it looks so easy.

  7. Emily
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 7:05 am | Permalink

    Those eggrolls look amazing but simple! I’m definitely putting this on my to-cook list. The dipping sauce looks delicious as well.

  8. Lisa Hanson
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 7:26 am | Permalink

    Just got a new electric fryer, so this is perfect timing!

  9. Patti
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    I never thought of using cole slaw mix for eggrolls, what a great idea. Chicken egg rolls are my favorite, this recipe I’ll try.

  10. Chrisan
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 8:33 am | Permalink

    I make my eggrolls just like this!

  11. Posted November 8, 2010 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Oh these look incredible! I really want to try them. I love egg rolls 🙂

  12. Bill Gray
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    I love to make egg rolls at home,and I usually use pork or shrimp in mine. I will try this recipe next time I make them.

  13. Debbie H.
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    These look wonderful! I think it is something I can pull off!

  14. Valerie
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Egg rolls are a weakness of mine but I’ve never dared to make them before. Your recipe looks easy and delicious – I just may have to try it myself!

  15. Kate
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Yum, eggrolls! Although I have to confess, I’m more of a veg eggroll person. (My husband, of course, prefers pork in his.)

  16. Posted November 8, 2010 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    this would be such a great prize! i just recently made jam for the first time with my soon to be mother in law and am pretty hooked 🙂

  17. Suji
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    Yum, homemade egg rolls! Never thought to make them myself, but now I’ll try it! Thanks. Canning for gifts sounds like a great idea, so thoughtful but perfect for the cash strapped or that person you can never find the “perfect” gift for.

  18. Posted November 8, 2010 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    We make our egg rolls much the same way except use hamburger instead of chicken. I copied a recipe for egg rolls from a Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood episode one time and that is my favorite egg roll. It’s got spinach and nutmeg in it. Now I’m craving them.

  19. Tara
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been hungry for egg rolls for awhile now, but I haven’t made them because my recipe is so complicated. Thank you for sharing this simple recipe!

  20. Carmen
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    I would have never thought about giving away egg rolls! I love eggrolls but have always thought they were too intimidating to try and make from scratch. I’ll have to give these a go!

  21. Missy
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    That mini jar is so cute!

  22. Danielle Sleeper
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Yumm I’m making those egg rolls for a party this weekend. Thanks!

  23. Posted November 8, 2010 at 3:36 pm | Permalink

    Saw your delicious egg rolls on foodgawker so I headed over here to take a better look. At my old job I had a wonderful co-worker that would bring us Vietnamese egg rolls that were absolutely delicious. Yours look wonderful as well! Thanks for hosting a great giveaway. I made preserves for the first time a few weeks ago and would love to give canning a try. I made a small amount so there was no need for canning.

  24. Avie
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Now where’s the yummy recipe for the sweet and sour sauce 🙂 the eggrolls are on my menu for tomorrow for sure!

  25. Monique
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    These look so good. Do you know if there is a way to bake them?

  26. catharine
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Permalink

    I’d like to try out canning gifts!

  27. Posted November 8, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    These egg rolls look delicious! And I would love to start canning more, so wish me luck!

  28. DebLou
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    I have always been leery of egg rolls, with this recipe I intend to ‘face my fears’! thanks!


  29. Fawn
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

    Excited to see a simple eggroll recipe!

  30. Chris M.
    Posted November 8, 2010 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the great recipe and giveaway!

  31. Jessica
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    We love egg rolls…have been looking for a good recipe. Would be wonderful to have some dipping sauce as well 🙂

  32. Angela GIlbert
    Posted November 9, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    My kids are addicted to these!! Thanks for the super easy recipe! 🙂

  33. Angela
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    I love your recipe!! I just started canning in my house, I started with tomatoes, I would love to have some dipping sauce!

  34. CM
    Posted November 10, 2010 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    What kind of oil did you use for frying? Peanut oil?

    PS. Loved the lemon curd idea.

  35. Posted November 10, 2010 at 10:41 am | Permalink

    I used canola oil, mostly because it’s inexpensive.