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Egg Roll (Filipino Lumpia) Recipe

Updated on February 9, 2020
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Lorna is a full-time homemaker. She enjoys cooking and baking. She loves to be with family and friends enjoying food together.


My Easy Eggroll Recipe

Filipinos love to entertain friends and relatives around holidays, birthdays and any other occasions. You can expect eggrolls as part of this important gathering. I could not really say that Eggroll (lumpia) is originally Filipino. I've been brought up knowing that most of our cooking were the product of other country's influence. People from Malaysia were among the first early inhabitants of the Philippines. Chinese long time presence in the Philippines also contributed to our culinary arts . Spain occupied the Philippines for about 400 years. Most of our popular dishes have Spanish sounding names. This colonization had a major impact on Filipino cuisine. The United States have some contributions to Philippine cooking as well.

Egg rolls or Lumpia as we call it, originally came from the Chinese. I heard from my grandparents that some of our cooking came from Chinese. We may have just changed some of the ingredients using our native products. Here in the US, I developed my own recipe of making egg roll but the preparation is still the same. My family in the Philippines does not use celery when they make lumpia. The two most common ingredients are; ground beef and carrots. Some use half and half of ground pork and ground beef with many other vegetables to stuff the egg roll. My recipe needs only few ingredients, which helps shorten the process of preparing. I usually make at least 200 pieces of eggrolls every time we have family gathering. They goes so fast like hot cakes.

The first gathering I attended here in the US was Christmas day, it's the first time my in-laws tasted my lumpia. I've been making egg roll since that first Christmas. I stopped for a while when I was going through chemotherapy. Our party seems not complete without that appetizer, but my in laws were so caring enough not looking for it during our gathering. They don't want to make me feel bad.

My Ingredients



  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 cups grated carrots (or more)
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1 medium size onions
  • 2 table spoon cooking oil
  • salt and pepper according to your taste
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (you can use fresh garlic if you prefer)
  • 1 pack 50 pcs. wrapper

My husband prefer less meat, he is not a big meat eater. He would like to have at least a lot of carrots to stuff the eggroll.

The Wrapper


This can be bought at any oriental/asian store or any stores that carry international products.

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Instruction for Cooking the Beef

  • Using a wok, or any pan, heat oil and sauté onion, garlic and ground beef until browned.
  • Add carrots, celery, salt, pepper and cinnamon. Cook for 10 more minutes.
  • Let it cool and refrigerate for 30 minutes. It will be easy to wrap when it's cooled. It will not make a tear in the wrapper.

For Sealing the Egg roll:

In a small bowl, mix one egg whites and a little water and stir until it blends together. Set aside - this will be used to seal the egg roll wrapper

Step One - Lay the wrapper flat on the dish and the corner edge pointing towards you.


Step Two - Scoop one tablespoon of egg roll stuffing near the corner edge of the wrapper.

Step Three - Fold the wrapper starting from one corner, and in both sides to cover the beef mixture.

Step Four - Roll the wrapper until you reach half way.


Step Five - Brush egg roll wrapper with egg white and water mixture to seal, and roll it all the way to the end corner of the wrapper.

Ready for frying


Frying time!

In a wok, heat 2 cups of oil over high heat until hot, reduce heat and fry rolls in batches until it turned brown. Add oil if needed. Serve with sweet and sour sauce. Enjoy!

With Sweet and Sour Sauce


Sweet and Sour Sauce


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch, dissoved in 1/2 cup water

Combine sugar, salt, ketchup and vinegar in a saucepan, stir in the cornstarch mixture. Simmer and stir until the sauce is thick.


After being diagnosed with colon cancer. I switched to ground chicken to be used in my egg rolls stuffing. I am using Amish ground chicken instead of ground beef. Beef is harder to digest and not good for colon. I am using olive olive to fry my egg rolls.

Chicken Egg Roll Recipe


  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 3 cups shredded carrots
  • 5 potatoes diced into small pieces
  • 1 cup finely chopped celery
  • 4 gloves garlic, minced
  • 1 big onions finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Egg roll wrapper


Heat a wok and add olive oil, sauté garlic and onions. Add ground chicken and keep on stirring until it turned brown. Add a cup of water and cover - turn to medium heat. Check when the water evaporates and stir until cooked. Stir in salt and pepper. Add the potatoes, carrots, celery and keep on stirring until all the vegetables are cooked. Let it cool before wrapping.

What is your favorite kind of egg roll?

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© 2012 Lorna


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    • LornsA178 profile imageAUTHOR


      14 months ago from USA

      Thanks for commenting David! It's my favorite too!. Thanks for the link!

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      David B Katague 

      14 months ago from Northern California and the Philippines

      I love lumpia esp the fresh ones from Iloilo. Here;s some of my favorite recipes.

    • poetryman6969 profile image


      6 years ago

      I like lumpia. The carrots make for a colorful dish.

    • asereht1970 profile image


      6 years ago from Philippines

      This lumpia is always present in every occasion in our family.

    • LornsA178 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from USA

      @tazzytamar: Thanks Anna, you have to get a right wrapper and seal it with egg whites. Make sure your oil is heated first and then fry your eggroll. I'm sure it will turn out.

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      6 years ago from chichester

      Just looking at the pictures are making me hungry - thank you for showing me how to wrap them - I really wouldn't have worked that out - I tried before and they fell apart in the oil! Second time lucky maybe!?

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      7 years ago

      Very nice recipe. I had Lumpias a few times from a lady who used to work in a friend's house but I forgot to ask for the recipe. Now I just found it here with all the details! Appreciate you sharing the recipe.

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      askformore lm 

      7 years ago

      Great lens and recipe.

      We always have lumpia and pansit at our birthdays.

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      Dusty2 LM 

      8 years ago

      Eggrolls are a favorite appetizer that i could sit and eat a plate full. All that is missing is a little Wasabi to go with the eggrolls since St. Paddy's Day is just around the corner. Again, Thank You for stopping by my Homemade Waffle Ice Cream Cone Recipes lens and giving it a "thumbs up" and a "blessing". I really appreciate it LornsA178. Happy St. Patty's Day! (^_-)

    • VspaBotanicals profile image


      8 years ago

      It's so ironic, because my husband asked me this morning about an eggroll recipe, and i just showed him this delicious lens. We are on the way to the store, right now to get the indgredients. Thanx!

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      8 years ago

      I love eggrolls! When I was in college, there was a vendor just off-campus who sold these wonderful eggrolls - this was where I bought my lunch most days.

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      Deborah Carr 

      8 years ago from Orange County, California

      We love to eat egg rolls, so I want to thank you for your recipe. I'll have to try my hand at making my own someday!

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      8 years ago

      Egg rolls are awesome and going to give your recipe a try, with a little help from the wife of course...:)

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      8 years ago

      @anonymous: Must tell you that my egg rolls turned out WONDERFULLY GOOD!

      Thank you sooooo much for the easy yummy recipe. :)

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      8 years ago

      I have to try to make the sauce too... thumbs up!

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      Elsie Hagley 

      8 years ago from New Zealand

      Great lens, well explained, any beginner would be able to make these egg rolls. Thanks for sharing. Blessed.

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      8 years ago

      I love eagg rools, and will be trying this recipe myself. Bookmarked and blessed!

    • JoyfulPamela2 profile image


      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      I've never tried to make eggrolls before, but I think I need to give this a try. Thanks! =D

    • gatornic15 profile image


      8 years ago

      The eggrolls look yummy! Great instructions that are easy to follow.

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      8 years ago

      We love egg rolls.. and this sounds amazing!!!!! I'm going to try this recipe! Thanks! Blessed!

    • designINmind profile image


      8 years ago

      These look so yummy - and easy enough even for me to make!

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      Rose Jones 

      8 years ago

      Really thorough, excellent recipe lens - pinned.

    • queenofduvetcover profile image


      8 years ago

      I LOVE eggrolls! I never tried making one myself. Can't wait to try out the recipe, thanks!

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      8 years ago

      I looooove egg rolls! Thanks to your lens I feel that even a poor cook like me can prepare it! :) Thank you!!

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      9 years ago

      I love lumpia! :D

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      jojokaya lm 

      9 years ago

      My favorite:)

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      9 years ago

      LOOOOOVE eggrolls so this lens is a great find.. yay! Angel blessed too.

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      9 years ago

      Sounds pretty delicious indeed - thanks very much for sharing!

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      David Gardner 

      9 years ago from San Francisco Bay Area, California

      Masarap! Manyaman! Muy sabroso! Delicious! Congratulations on your Squidoo masterpiece!


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