Have you ever been to an Asian grocery store and tried their delicious lumpia? If so, you’ll know that it is a delectable treat. But what if I told you that not only can it be cooked fresh, but also frozen? Today’s blog post will give food lovers like us the greatest news — they can now make crunchy and tasty lumpia with just one single appliance: an air fryer!

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We’ll be going over all the tips, tricks, and techniques needed to freeze and then air fry your very own lumpia dishes. This handy kitchen tool gives cooks of any skill level the opportunity to customize this easy dish for special occasions or everyday eats alike!

What Are Lumpia

Lumpia is a type of spring roll that originated in the Philippines. It typically consists of minced pork, shrimp, and vegetables, wrapped in an egg-based wrapper and deep-fried until golden brown. Lumpia can be eaten as a snack or appetizer with a dipping sauce. It can also be served as part of a main course alongside other dishes such as fried rice or stir-fried noodles.

What’s In A Traditional Filipino Lumpia Roll

A traditional Filipino lumpia roll is a savory snack made from a thin wrapper filled with vegetables, meats, and sometimes seafood. Lumpia are usually served deep-fried but can also be cooked using other methods such as steaming or baking. The filling typically includes ingredients like chopped pork, shrimp, carrots, onions, garlic, ginger, and sometimes mushrooms or peppers. Lumpia is often served with a sweet and sour sauce, made from soy sauce, garlic, sugar, vinegar, and chili peppers.

Can You Cook Frozen Lumpia In The Air Fryer

Yes, you can cook frozen lumpia in an air fryer, without the need for deep frying. The best way to make this classic Filipino dish is amazing air fried, without too much oil.

Lumpia On Plate

Why Make Frozen Lumpia In The Air Fryer

Making frozen lumpia in an air fryer is a great way to enjoy a delicious and crispy snack without the need for deep-frying. Air fryers are much healthier than traditional deep-fat fryers as they use little to no oil, resulting in a lower fat content in food without sacrificing flavor or texture.

Air frying is the best option for cooking frozen lumpia, the fast cooking makes for a great option for busy people, and the cooking process is quick, great for a quick snack, or quick lunch.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Frozen Lumpia

Lumpia is a Chinese-Filipino traditional snack that is well-loved by many. Thanks to modern technology, this savory treat can now be made in the air fryer! When making lumpia with an air fryer, you don’t have to worry about deep frying or standing over a stove – all you need are a few simple ingredients and your trusty kitchen appliance. Whether you make them frozen as they come or freshly wrapped by hand, let’s dive into what’s needed for air-frying Lumpia so we can get started on these flavorful treats!

Air Fryer Lumpia Frozen

Remember the details instructions and step-by-step directions are below in the printable recipe card, at the bottom of the page.

  • Frozen Lumpia: Use any frozen Lumpia, I have included a few of my favorite brands below.
  • Air Fryer: Use any air fryer basket or air fryer oven, you can also use the Ninja Foodi!
  • Cooking Spray: You can also use olive oil, and brush the lumpia wrappers with oil, they will give you the crispy taste of the deep fryer.

How To Make Frozen Lumpia In Air Fryer

Step One: Preheat The Air Fryer

Preheat The air fryer to 375 degrees F, using the air fryer setting, preheat for 3-5 minutes.

Step Two: Air Fry Frozen Lumpia

Place lumpia into the air fryer basket, in a single layer, and set the cooking time for 12-15 minutes. About halfway through the cooking process, use a pair of tongs to flip the lumpia. Remove when the lumpia is fully cooked. For even crispy outside of the lumpia, coat the wrapper with cooking spray, or brush it with olive oil.

Step Three: Serving

Serve with your favorite dipping sauce!

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Pro Tips For The Best Frozen Air Fry Lumpia

  • Preheating: For the best lumpia make sure to preheat your air fryer only for a few minutes, this will really help sear in the favor.
  • Single Layer: Lay your frozen Lumpia into a single layer, which will give you the best results.
  • Spacing: Leave plenty of space around the frozen lumpia, so that the hot air can freely circulate around the lumpia, cooking it to perfection.
  • Oil: For crispy lumpia, with the taste of deep-fry lumpia, you can use neutral oil to coat the wrapper this will crisp up the egg roll wrapper.

The Best Lumpia Dipping Sauce

Lumpia is one of the most popular Filipino dishes, and its delicious flavor can be enhanced with a tasty Lumpia dipping sauce. The perfect combination of spices, herbs, and condiments makes this recipe a true classic.

The key to making an outstanding Lumpia dipping sauce is finding just the right balance between sweet and savory flavors. Some great options are:

Storing and Reheating Frozen Lumpia In Air Fryer

Storing: Let the lumpia cool to room temperature and then place them into an airtight container. They will last in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

Reheating: Reheat any leftover lumpia into the air fryer basket and set the temperature to 350 degrees F, and cook for a few minutes, or until the lumpia is warmed through.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What Are The Best Brands of Frozen Lumpia

When it comes to frozen lumpia, there are a few brands that stand out as the best. The first is Ling’s Frozen Lumpia. They offer a variety of delicious flavors, including beef, ground chicken, ground pork, and vegetarian lumpia. All of their products come pre-cooked and ready to enjoy after heating in an oven or microwave.

They also have a nice selection of sauces to complement the lumpia. Another great brand that offers frozen lumpia is Chef’s Choice Lumpia. Their products come in original, spicy, and garlic flavors and are made with a combination of fresh vegetables, savory seasonings, and lean meats. All their products are free from preservatives and artificial colors, making them a healthier choice.

Finally, there’s the classic brand of frozen lumpia – Pampanga’s Best Lumpia. Their products are made with the freshest and tastiest ingredients, including traditional spices and lean meats. They have several unique flavors to choose from, and they also offer pre-made sauces to pair with their delicious lumpia. All in all, these are the best brands of frozen lumpia available today.

Frozen Lumpa Air Fryer Temperature

Place lumpia into the air fryer basket, in a single layer, and set the cooking time for 12-15 minutes. About halfway through the cooking process, use a pair of tongs to flip the lumpia. Remove when the lumpia is fully cooked. For even crispy outside of the lumpia, coat the wrapper with cooking spray, or brush it with olive oil.

How To Cook Frozen Lumpia In Large Skillet

Frozen lumpia is a great appetizer to serve at parties, or as an easy dinner option. It’s also incredibly easy to prepare in a large skillet. Here’s how you can make delicious frozen lumpia with minimal prep time and minimal hassle!

First, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. When the pan is hot, add a large spoonful of oil and heat until it shimmers. Add the frozen lumpia to the skillet in an even layer and let them cook for about 5 minutes on each side or until they’re golden brown.

Once the lumpia are cooked through, remove them from the skillet onto a plate lined with paper towels to absorb the excess oil. If desired, you can also sprinkle a little extra salt on top of the lumpia.

frozen lumpia

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air fryer lumpia frozen

Air Fryer Lumpia Frozen

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
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Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings

Description

Have you ever been to an Asian grocery store and tried their delicious lumpia? If so, you’ll know that it is a delectable treat. But what if I told you that not only can it be cooked fresh, but also frozen? Today’s blog post will give food lovers like us the greatest news — they can now make crunchy and tasty lumpia with just one single appliance: an air fryer!

Ingredients 

  • 4 frozen lumpia
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup sweet and sour sauce

Instructions

  • Preheat The air fryer to 375 degrees F, using the air fryer setting, preheat for 3-5 minutes.
  • Place lumpia into the air fryer basket, in a single layer, and set the cooking time for 12-15 minutes. About halfway through the cooking process, use a pair of tongs to flip the lumpia. Remove when the lumpia is fully cooked. For even crispy outside of the lumpia, coat the wrapper with cooking spray, or brush it with olive oil.
  • Serve with your favorite dipping sauce!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer, Air Fryer Basket or Air Fryer Oven

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 920mgPotassium: 254mgFiber: 2gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 464IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg

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