National Egg Roll Day

June 10

When is National Egg Roll Day?

National Egg Roll Day happens on Monday June 10, 2024.

National Egg Roll Day: Unraveling the Delicious Tradition on June 10th

Crunchy on the outside, savory and steaming on the inside, the egg roll is a beloved staple of American-Chinese cuisine that deserves its day in the sun. That’s right, folks—June 10th is National Egg Roll Day, a time to celebrate this delightful fusion of flavors wrapped in a crispy shell. Whether you’re a fan of the classic pork and cabbage filling or enjoy exploring more avant-garde fillings, today is the day to honor this tasty treat. Let’s roll into the celebration and explore the many facets of the egg roll! 🎊🍴

The Egg Roll: A Bite of History:

Though its exact origins are a bit of a culinary mystery, the egg roll has made a significant mark on the American dining scene, especially within Chinese-American communities. It’s evolved from traditional Chinese spring rolls, adapting to American tastes and ingredients, resulting in the hearty, finger-licking good snack we adore today.

Celebrating National Egg Roll Day:

  1. DIY Egg Roll Making: Gather your friends or family and host an egg roll-making party. From preparing the filling to wrapping and frying, it’s a fun and interactive way to celebrate.
  2. Egg Roll Sampling Adventure: Venture out to local Chinese restaurants and sample their egg rolls. Each place has its unique take, and today is the perfect excuse to taste them all.
  3. Egg Roll Challenge: For the adventurous foodies, why not challenge yourself to create an unconventional egg roll? Think outside the box with fillings like cheeseburger ingredients, buffalo chicken, or even dessert fillings.
  4. Share the Love: Spread the joy of National Egg Roll Day by sharing your creations or discoveries on social media with #NationalEggRollDay. Let’s make this delicious tradition trend online!

Creative Egg Roll Fillings to Try:

  • Vegetarian Delight: A mix of mushrooms, cabbage, carrots, and bean sprouts, seasoned with ginger and garlic.
  • Tex-Mex Fusion: Ground beef, black beans, corn, cheese, and taco seasoning, served with salsa for dipping.
  • Breakfast Roll: Scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, and cheese, perfect for a morning treat.
  • Sweet Treat: For dessert, try banana and Nutella or apple pie filling in your egg rolls, dusted with powdered sugar.

Tips for the Perfect Egg Roll:

  • Crispy Shell: Ensure your oil is hot enough (around 350°F) for that perfectly crispy shell without absorbing too much oil.
  • Avoid Sogginess: Don’t overstuff your egg rolls, and make sure your filling isn’t too wet to prevent sogginess.
  • Seal it Right: Use a bit of water or egg wash to seal the wrappers tightly, ensuring they don’t open up while frying.

Egg Roll Dipping Sauces:

Enhance your egg roll experience with a variety of dipping sauces. Soy sauce, sweet and sour sauce, hot mustard, and sweet chili sauce are all fantastic choices that add an extra layer of flavor.

National Egg Roll Day is a delicious reminder of the rich tapestry of American cuisine, influenced by diverse cultures and tastes. Whether you’re enjoying a homemade egg roll, experimenting with new fillings, or supporting your local Chinese restaurant, today is a day to savor and celebrate this delightful dish. So, let’s get rolling and make this National Egg Roll Day the crunchiest, tastiest one yet! 🥠🎊

When does National Egg Roll Day happen next year?

National Egg Roll Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday June 10, 2025
  • Wednesday June 10, 2026
  • Thursday June 10, 2027
  • Saturday June 10, 2028
  • Sunday June 10, 2029


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