egg roll


Definition of egg roll

: a thin egg-dough casing filled with minced vegetables and often bits of meat (such as shrimp or chicken) and usually deep-fried

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Far from your typical take on a spring roll or egg roll, these are big, thick and meaty, burrito sized with lots of tender duck and cabbage dressed with hoisin sauce rolled up in a chewy but light scallion pancake. Larry Olmsted, USA TODAY, "Denver's hipster take on Chinese-American food," 18 Jan. 2018 The brown sugar pork belly on a stick, the all Iowa belly up burger, and the third finalist an apple egg roll. Talia Kirkland, Fox News, "Iowa State Fair's strangest food this year could be cookie dough spaghetti," 15 Aug. 2018 To make aushak, Djawadi cuts about six stacks of green onions into very small pieces, mixes it with spices and oil, stuffs the dough (similar to the dough used to make egg rolls), and puts it on a steamer. Ilaf Esuf, SELF, "How 10 People Cook the Foods They Grew Up With After Immigrating to the United States," 4 Jan. 2019 Guests dined on mini Chinese takeout boxes filled with noodles and chicken egg rolls under crimson lights. Lauren Sanchez, Vogue, "The Girl in the Spider’s Web," 5 Nov. 2018 The food menu tends toward wings, cheesesteak egg rolls, and sliders. Samantha Melamed,, "I tried Philly's weird new golf-simulator bar, Golf & Social," 23 May 2018 The tradition of egg rolling actually began around the Capitol building. Jolie Lee, USA TODAY, "Why egg hunts, bunnies and Peeps? Easter traditions explained," 31 Mar. 2018 Maty's African Cuisine, Detroit Don't miss the Senegalese egg rolls, or nems, which are actually closer to Vietnamese spring rolls and owe their presence to the two countries’ shared history as former French colonies. Amy Huschka, Detroit Free Press, "6 new metro Detroit restaurants you must check out," 14 Feb. 2018 Combo meals like the Pu Pu Platter with two of each item including egg rolls, crab rangoon and dumplings are perfect for splitting ($10.95). Audrey Gorden, RedEye Chicago, "Chicago date idea: Karaoke then late-night dim sum," 13 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of egg roll

1934, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of egg roll

US : a very thin flat piece of dough that is wrapped around a mixture of chopped vegetables and often meat and then usually fried

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