These crispy eggrolls make the perfect appetizer and are low carb and keto-friendly. The eggrolls are made with low carb wrappers and fried until golden and crispy. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce.
I love making appetizers, especially to snack on for game day. These keto eggrolls are a new favorite, along with my keto potstickers and low carb soft pretzel bites.
The biggest challenge for me in creating keto eggrolls was the wrapper. Most low carb eggrolls leave out the wrapper entirely, but sometimes you just want that crispy shell.
Keto Eggroll Wrapper
For the eggroll wrappers, I made my own. It’s a variation of the dough I use to make keto tortillas. However, I rolled the dough out thinner and fried the wrappers, which made them super crispy so that they do taste more like an eggroll wrapper rather than a tortilla.
The dough comes together very easily. But it does take a little time to roll out and cut into squares. I do think it is worth the effort though.
Ingredients for Keto Eggroll Wrapper
- superfine almond flour
- coconut flour
- baking powder
- xanthan gum
- apple cider vinegar
All the ingredients can be mixed together in a food processor to create the dough. Alternatively, you can mix and knead by hand.
How to Wrap Eggrolls
- Turn your wrapper so that it looks like a diamond.
- Place 1 tbsp of filling in the center of the wrapper. Fold the bottom corner up until it just covers the filling.
- Fold the left and right sections of the wrapper into the middle.
- Roll your egg roll up until there is no more wrapper. Press gently along the edge to make sure your wrapper is sealed.
Can these eggrolls be baked or air fried?
I did try both methods and while they work, I still recommend frying them. Deep frying the eggrolls will make the wrappers beautifully golden and very crispy. If you bake or air fry the eggrolls, they will crisp up but the wrapper also get a little dry and are more doughy.
- oil for frying
- 1 cup superfine blanched almond flour
- 3 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 tsp xanthan gum
- 1 large egg
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp water
- 1/4 lb ground pork
- 1/3 cup finely shredded cabbage
- 3 tbsp thinly sliced carrots
- 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
- 3/4 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 1/4 tsp ground white pepper
- 2 tbsp water
- Add almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt and xanthan gum to food processor. Pulse a few times until evenly mixed.
- In a small bowl, whisk egg. Add apple cider vinegar, egg and water to food processor. Mix until dough forms.
- Remove dough (it will be very sticky) and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Dough should no longer be sticky and should still be pliable.
- Place dough ball between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out thinly (just slightly less than 1/8 inch thick).
- Cut dough into 4 inch by 4 inch squares. Re-roll dough scraps to make more wrappers. You should have enough dough for about 10 wrappers.
- Bring a skillet to medium-high heat. Add in pork, cabbage and carrots. Cook, crumbling the meat as it cooks, until everything is just cooked. Add soy sauce, white pepper and water. Mix until filling is evenly seasoned. Taste and adjust as needed. Remove from heat.
- See photo collage in post for how to wrap the egg rolls. First, turn your wrapper so that it looks like a diamond. Place 1 tbsp of filling directly into the center of the wrapper.
- Fold the bottom corner up until it just covers the filling. Fold the left and right sections of the wrapper into the middle. Roll your egg roll up until there is no more wrapper. Press gently along the edge to make sure your wrapper is sealed.
Deep Frying Eggrolls
- Add about 1 inch of oil to a deep pot. Bring to medium high heat.
- Add a few eggrolls at a time, cooking until golden brown on all sides. Serve eggrolls while hot with your favorite dipping sauce. I served mine with sweet chili sauce.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
May I ask for your help re: some answers you gave in your replies below?
We’re happy to try and answer your questions!
I will want to start on a positive note. We made two batches of this exactly as directed. The filling is delicious. Unfortunately the dough had issues. Both batches came out dry and crumbly as many other reviews mentioned. As recommended to those people we added a tsp of water to make it more dough like. It is I credibly hard to roll out and given the amount of dough produced and thickness suggested in the directions I do not find it possible to get 10 4×4 wrappers from this. Also during cooking the dough puffed up quite a bit given the baking powder and though golden brown did not resemble anything close to the picture posted with the recipe. If someone has had success with this I would gladly accept any tips you have. Maybe Kirbie would be willing to do a live video demo as so many people are struggling with this recipe.
We’re sorry you had trouble with the recipe. If the dough was not pliable and too dry, it’s usually because the wrong amount of xanthan gum and coconut flour was used. It should be sticky before you chill it in the fridge.
I feel like this recipe is not fool proof because I followed it all to a T including the xanthan gum and it was slightly sticky and I did as I was told and refrigerated for 10 minutes + some just in case. And it fell apart as I was rolling it with the meat inside. I’m not keto but my bestfriend is and she requested keto spring rolls. I did my best lol. I managed to fry them but it was tough to keep together. For myself I’ll stick to the old fashioned kind. 😉
We’re sorry you had issues making them – if the dough wasn’t holing together it might have been too dry.
this recipie was an epic fail…the dough never connected so impossible to roll into egg rolls. needs definite adjustment
When you say the dough never connected do you mean it was dry and crumbly? It might have been a measurement error or maybe you didn’t mix it enough.
The dough definitely did not roll out like it should have. Epic fail. No way could you fold it like an egg roll. Completely fell apart. And yes I followed the instructions. Complete mess. I mixed it well and followed the instructions. The filling was really good. I didn’t want to waste the dough so I put it in the air fryer and really crisp it up and made “pita chips” and made a cream cheese dip. Sounds like most people didn’t have luck with this recipe either.
It sounds like maybe too much coconut flour was added which can make the dough too dry. Or, did you leave out the xantham gum?
Tried this last night. Followed recipe to a T. Dough was not sticky after mixing though, it was just like dough should be. Wrapped it up and put in the fridge anyway, took the dough out and rolled it to 1/8 inch 4×4 squares, they looked perfect. Put the tbsp of filling in and tried to fold the dough. All it did was tear and crumble. So sad! We all were craving egg rolls to go with the cauliflower ham fried rice I made. Don’t know what happened, but we ate the filling any way just in bowls. It was delicious! Sure wish it would have turned out.
It sounds like the dough was too dry before you refrigerated it. It should be sticky. We’re glad you enjoyed the flavor – hope you give them another try!
For me these were an epic fail. The dough was never “sticky”, but it was crumbly. I even added extra water to try and make it come together with no success. Getting past that, the dough was sweet. I could not get past the sweetness of the coconut flour. I’m sad and so is the family. We were looking forward to having some homemade eggrolls.
Did you add the xanthan gum? That is key to making the dough pliable. Also, make sure you don’t add too much coconut flour.
I have used this recipe successfully with a tortilla press and a little extra hand rolling but…I wonder if you could use a pasta roller to get the dough thinner a little easier??? Has anyone tried this method? Any feedback is appreciated!
I think that’s a great idea! Let me know if you try it
Have you made the dough without coconut flour?
I have not
Can you freeze these after cooking?
I haven’t tried but i think they should freeze well
Looking forward to making these tonight, what oil do you suggest to cook them in? I have tallow on hand and have made keto fried calamari with great luck
that should be fine
Quick Question, can I use arrowroot instead of xanthan gum?
I haven’t tried, but I don’t think it will work as a substitute. The xanthan gum is being used to create some elasticity for the dough.
I got the dough right after following all instructions. The only difference is I used my own filling for won tons. Sorry but the outside did not taste good at all. Maybe if it was a little thinner? Not sure. I made 11 x 3″ rounds so I figured I got the thickness right. Just no flavor?
eggroll wrappers shouldn’t have much flavor. the flavor is in the filling.
Recipe would be great, but I don’t see the measurements for the ingredients. Big tease because I’m craving crispy wontons!
all the measurements are listed in the recipe box.
Hi – I couldn’t get the dough right, even though I followed instructions to a T. It wasn’t pliable enough and I ended up making imperfect emapandas instead of eggrolls… Not neceesarily a bad thing but I was looking for eggroll texture (in terms of thickness and elasticity). BTW, the tbsp of water is listed in the ingredients but not mentioned in the wrapper instructions. I’m assuming you add it to the forming dough w the vinegar and whisked egg… Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you in advance.
Perhaps try using a touch more water or xanthan gum and see if that helps with making it pliable enough.
Nice recipe. I found the dough a bit stiff, but I am going to try again tonight with a little more patience. Even as they were difficult to roll, I was still able to get about 9 together just fine. I popped them in the deep fryer for about one minute and they came out delicious.
I’m glad you got it to work!
HI! I got the dough right. It moved from sticky state to firm and unsticky state. However, i couldnt get it to roll out without tearing. i made a few misshappened rolls. I have dough leftover. I do not know if there is something I did wrong.
did you add xanthan gum? that’s the key to the dough having enough elasticity to roll without tearing.
Unfortunately these were a mess for me. They remained super soft…there was no way to roll them…I had to scrape them off the parchment…I tried adding more almond flour but sadly they never recovered and I had to toss them. Maybe just try another day!
Sorry to hear that. Did you add the xanthan gum? That is key to the dough being pliable. Also did you refrigerate the dough?
I did add the xantham gum…it was more than pliable it literally would not stiffen so that you could cut it or roll it… I refrigerated it for over an hour (company showed up LOL) took it out..tried rolling it and it was just too soft. Added more almond flour…fridge… no change.. darn it!
Hmm, I’m really not sure what went wrong then. Sorry I can’t be of more help.
I had been looking for a wrapper and found this and tried making them it was so good satisfied with the outcome of the wrapper thank you?
I’m glad it worked out for you!
I rated this 5 stars but to be honest I haven’t made it yet. I will. I promise. I just keep wondering if I made the wrapper just like you say, but cut them round and rolled chicken in the, if they would be a tasty low carb alternative to Taquitos. I will let you know…
The wrapper I used was originally a recipe for tortillas so it should work well for taquitos. You will likely want to roll them a little thicker for taquitos.
Can you make the wrappers ahead of time (and/or the entire roll) and then keep in refrigerator until ready?
The dough can be made ahead of time and kept refrigerated for up to 1 day (make sure the dough is kept tightly sealed)