By Constance Barker

Egg rolls, the delectable Chinese food with the meat and vegetable filling, make perfect appetizers or can be served as a main dish. When making egg rolls from scratch or purchasing ready made egg rolls, you might need to freeze a portion to use at a later date. Placing hot egg rolls in the freezer or overfilling a freezer bag can make a mess when you go to reheat the small dough pockets. Using the correct freezing procedures, your frozen egg rolls will come out fresh and ready to pop into the deep-fryer or oven.

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Freeze egg rolls for future additions to meals.

Step 1

Lay a sheet of parchment or wax paper over a cookie sheet. Press the parchment or wax paper onto the cookie sheet surface and into the corners so it lies flat.

Step 2

Set a single layer of cooked or uncooked egg rolls on the parchment or wax paper. Leave 2 inches between each egg roll.

Step 3

Place the cookie sheet inside the freezer. Level the cookie sheet to keep the egg rolls from sliding. Leave the egg rolls inside the freezer for two hours.

Step 4

Remove the cookie sheet from the freezer. Place the frozen egg rolls inside quart-size freezer bags. Lay the egg rolls gently into the bag and do not overstuff them.

Step 5

Push out as much air as possible from the bag without squeezing the egg rolls. Seal the bag and place back into the freezer.