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The Best Way to Heat Up an Egg Roll

author image Christopher Godwin
Christopher Godwin is a freelance writer from Los Angeles. He spent his formative years as a chef and bartender crafting signature dishes and cocktails as the head of an upscale catering firm. He has since ventured into sharing original creations and expertise with the public. Godwin has published poetry, fiction and nonfiction in publications like "Spork Magazine," "Cold Mountain Review" and "From Abalone To Zest."
The Best Way to Heat Up an Egg Roll
A plate with two egg rolls. Photo Credit: rez-art/iStock/Getty Images

Heating up cooked egg rolls without altering the texture and flavor can be difficult, since the outside can become too crisp while the inside remains cold. On the other hand, the wrapper can become soggy while the inside dries out. Heat your egg rolls based on the cooking utensils you have available to make them crisp outside and warm inside -- just like when they were freshly cooked.

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Oven Method

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2

Line the bottom of a baking dish or baking tray with aluminum foil. Lightly brush the aluminum foil with vegetable oil or cover it with cooking spray to keep the egg roll from sticking.

Step 3

Place the egg roll in the oven on the center rack. Allow it to heat for five minutes.

Step 4

Flip the egg roll with a pair of long tongs. Heat the egg roll for an additional five minutes on the other side.

Step 5

Remove the egg roll from the oven and allow it to rest for two to three minutes before serving.

Microwave and Stovetop Method

Step 1

Place the egg roll in a microwave-safe container. Heat the egg roll on a high setting for 30 seconds.

Step 2

Heat 1 tsp. vegetable oil in a nonstick skillet or cast iron skillet until very hot, but not smoking.

Step 3

Place the egg roll in the hot oil and heat it for two minutes on each side.

Step 4

Remove the egg roll from the hot oil and allow it to rest for two to three minutes before serving it.

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