Unbelievable egg rolls perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or just because. Reuben Egg Rolls are made with corned beef, cheese and sauerkraut, fried to golden deliciousness, and served with Thousand Island dressing.
Reuben Egg Rolls
I am definitely warming up to the idea of non-traditional egg rolls. It may have been weird for me in the past, when I first “met” Cheeseburger Egg Rolls, but after seeing how tasty they were, I started trying other variations.
Last year was the first time I heard about Reuben Egg Rolls. I went to see hubs at work and they had some St. Patrick’s Day specials on their menu, one of the specials were Reuben Egg Rolls. Reuben just happens to be my favorite sandwich but at the time, I still didn’t try the egg rolls.
There was something about the way they made their egg rolls that turned me off. This year, I remembered that egg roll idea and I wanted to make them my way, because to me, my way is always better. (I’m sure you will agree that it’s better when you make things your way.)
I wanted these egg rolls to have the same wonderful flavors as the classic sandwich, so I simply got some corned beef from the deli, some Swiss cheese and sauerkraut. I debated for a minute if I wanted to add Thousand Island dressing inside or not.
Personally, I like that dressing but since my husband doesn’t, it makes me think that not everyone would like it inside. Turned out that leaving the dressing out was perfect. Egg rolls taste wonderful on their own or dipped in Thousand Island. You may even want to dip them into some other sauce of your own.
Check out these great Reuben inspired recipes:
Reuben Soup from Barefeet In The Kitchen
Classic Reuben Sandwich from Love and Olive Oil
Reuben Tortilla Pinwheels from Home Cooking Memories
Reuben Stuffed Crescent Roll from The Food Charlatan
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Reuben Egg Rolls
- 12 egg roll wrappers
- 1/2 lb deli-sliced corned beef
- 5 slices Swiss cheese
- 1/2 cup sauerkraut drained and squeezed
- 1 egg white
- About 5 cups of oil for frying
- Thousand Island dressing to dip
- Preheat oil to 350 degrees.
- Gently whisk egg while in a small bowl and set it close to you.
- Dice corned beef and Swiss cheese and add it to a mixing bowl. Add sauerkraut and mix everything until it's evenly incorporated throughout.
- To roll the egg rolls: place egg roll wrapper on a diamond. Spread about 2 tablespoons of Reuben filling in a line, leaving about an inch on each side. Gently and carefully, fold the corner that's closest to you over the filling mixture, and tuck under the filling. Fold both side corners toward center of wrapper, it will start to look like an open envelope. Dip your fingers in egg white and run it along the edges of the wrapper to seal better. Carefully roll up the egg roll.
- Fry egg rolls in batches until golden brown, turning once the bottom side turns golden.
- Serve with Thousand Island dressing for dipping.
Can I make these the day before and fry day of event? I try to prep everything the day before so I don’t have to spend so much time in the kitchen during an event.
POLLY MARTIN says
THIS RECIPE WAS SO EASY TO FOLLOW AND WAS SO GOOD! THANKYOU FOR POSTING IT AND I WILL SERVE THIS AGAIN EVERYONE LOVED THEM!
Yay! I love hearing that, Polly!
Made these tonight followed the exact recipe absolutely delicious!! We enjoyed them so much that I’m going to try them again in the air fryer just for a healthier option!
I am so glad you liked them, Lisa! Let me know how they turn out in the air fryer 🙂
Can you bake these?
Hi, Lorraine! Yes, you can, they won’t be as crispy but they will still be good. Spritz tops of egg rolls with cooking spray. Bake at 425° for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
How do you think these would work using an air Fryer?
Personally, I haven’t gotten this “toy” yet 🙂
But, I did look up some instructions and it seems like you should be able to make these in an air fryer just fine!
I hope it works out well!
Can you freeze them and fry later?
I haven’t tried freezing them but I did find this article that tell you how to freezer egg rolls. I hope this helps and you enjoy them 🙂
What size wrappers do you use?
What kind of oil would you recommend to use for pan frying?
Hi Jenny! Sorry for the late response!
I usually use either canola or vegetable oil. Canola is lower in cholesterol so I prefer that one 😉
Linda Pedery says
These ae awesome thanks for the recipe!!! Family loved them!!
Yay! Love hearing that 🙂
Linda Pedery says
Can you put these in deep fryer?
Sorry I missed your question, Linda! I’m glad it all worked well 🙂
Pat Hopkins says
That looks SOOOO good 😎
Marisa Franca @ All Our Way says
The Reuben has got to be my favorite all time sandwich in Florida — I like it made with fish. But I’ve got to admit I can also be tempted with a Cuban. YUM. Honestly?? I try to order salads for lunch but when I do order sandwiches those two are my temptations.
Oh my gosh, I just saw a Mahi Reuben somewhere but I was a little scared to try it. If you say they are good, I will definitely give it a try 🙂