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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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 Piles of perogies, cannoli, Filipino egg rolls and an assortment of other ethnic foods greeted visitors to a celebration of cultures at Park Ridge’s Field School last month. Jennifer Johnson,, "Families 'experience the whole world' during Field School Cultural Fair in Park Ridge," 4 May 2018 There is, of course, the titular egg roll across the White House’s South Lawn, in which children roll Easter eggs across the lawn with wooden spoons. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Here's Melania Trump's Contribution to the White House Easter Egg Roll," 2 Apr. 2018

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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

: 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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