Monday, September 13, 2021

Egg Roll in a Bowl

This is my new favorite dish that I tried this summer.  I found the recipe is a local magazine and adapted it for ease in preparation and ingredients

*Update on my grandson*

 My Marine grandson who who had returned to Kuwait after Afghanistan, and is now in Saudi Arabia, is scheduled to return to the States in early October.  Even though the Marines had taken the Covid shot, some of them got Covid when they returned to Saudi Arabia.  They have a gym there and it had to be shut down for a week. 

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Author: Kitty
Egg Roll in a Bowl

Egg Roll in a Bowl

This is my new favorite meal that I made this summer!


  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound ground pork, or chicken, or beef (see NOTE)
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 bag cole slaw mix  (an 8 ounce bag is enough for two people, use a 16 ounce for 4 people)
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chili paste
  • 1 green onion chopped, for garnish, optional
  • Sweet Chili Sauce for adding on top, or sauce that you like for egg rolls
  • Several wonton wraps for frying +oil


  • For Fried Wonton Wraps:
  • Heat vegetable or  canola oil , enough to cover the bottom of a pan by 2" and heat to 375 degrees.
  • Heat the wonton wrappers, turning as needed until golden brown in color and crispy in texture.  Place on a paper towel and sprinkle with salt.  Set aside for garnishing the bowl.
  • If you have an air fryer, spray the wontons and "fry" them in there instead.
  • For the Bowl:
  • Heat sesame and canola oil in a skillet.  Add pork and soy sauce to pan, stirring until meat browns.  Stir in garlic and lightly saute'.  Reduce heat to low,  Add flour; cook and stir for four minutes before removing entire mixture from heat.
  • Place the pork mixture (use half if serving only two people, and save the rest for later) into a large bowl and fold in the cole slaw mix.  Stir in the rice vinegar, chili paste and an additional tablespoon of soy sauce, if desired.
  • Serve garnished with green onions and the Red Chili Sauce, and the fried wontons. 


An 8-ounce bag of cole slaw is enough for two people. Save half the meat mixture for making lettuce wraps for another time.

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  1. Your Egg Roll in a Bowl sounds yummy Kitty! Continued prayers for Connor's safety and that he stays healthy. Happy Monday ♥

  2. Kitty, such wonderful news about Connor!!!
    This sounds yummy. What kind of chili paste, and red chili sauce do you use?
    Love you, dear friend.

  3. I LOVE egg roll in a bowl!!!!! It was one of my “go to” meals when on my weight loss journey about 3 years ago. I would only have one wonton, though, crushed and sprinkled over the top so at least I had the taste of it. Now that I have an air fryer, I could probably go full tilt with the wonton!🤔 At any rate, delicious and relatively easy to make…and very filling!!!

    I’m glad to know your grandson is safe and headed home soon despite the COVID glitch. I know your whole family is anxiously awaiting the day he sets foot on American soil!

  4. What a clever recipe idea! Very interesting! Sounds delish! Thanks for the update on Connor. I pray daily for his physical, mental, and emotional well being. God bless you and God bless America.

  5. Just stopping by quickly to say, "hi."

  6. Kitty, your egg roll recipe looks and sounds delicious. I know you and your family will be so happy and thankful to have Connor back in the states next month. Praying he stays healthy and avoids Covid. Have a wonderful and happy week........

  7. Thank your grandson for his service - we will say prayers for his health and safety. This recipe sounds delicious! I have ground turkey in the freezer, so I plan to try it with that instead of the other meats. Have a good week!

  8. Oh yum, the Egg Roll in a Bowl sounds delicious Kitty! Continued prayers for Connor's safety and that he stays healthy.

  9. It will be nice when Connor is back home in the states. We love egg rolls and this dish looks so good Kitty. Thanks for the recipe to make it.

  10. Hi Kitty,

    Thank you so much for updating us on Connor's situation. We are thankful he is out of Afghanistan and well. We will pray for his continued safety and to stay COVID-free. I know you're counting the days until October! Thanks for sharing your egg rolls in a bowl recipe -- looks delish! I hope you're staying well, my friend, and hope you have a great week.


    Denise at Forest Manor

  11. I love egg rolls, but have never tried the "in the bowl" version. I liked how we can add as much meat filling as we want in the bowl. LOL.

    Glad to hear that Connor will get a chance to rest and visit his family.

  12. Sending prayers to Connor. Your recipe looks great. Best wishes.

  13. So happy for you, Kitty, that Connor will soon be returning home. I imagine October cannot come quickly enough for you♡ I must say your egg roll in a bowl looks delicious, and nutritious.

  14. I have seen several versions of this recipe and have wanted to make it, sounds so good! Thanks for the update about Connor, and how exciting he's coming home soon!

  15. Thank-you for the update about Connor. I will continue to pray for him! The egg roll in a bowl looks like something my family would love. I'll definitely try it! Great minds think alike because tonight we're having cheeseburger lettuce wraps for dinner. :D

  16. Just pinned this wonderful recipe. If it tasted as good as it looks then I am ready!!! Praying for Connor and I will be glad when he returns to the state. Hugs and blessings to you dear Kitty. Cindy

  17. Kitty, this sounds wonderful! Very similar to something I make, but I've never put sweet chili sauce on top. As soon as I saw that, I thought, "That would be perfect! Add to grocery list."

  18. This is one of my favorite meals, except we like it in a wrapper. On my blog, I use a shortcut, wrappers, coleslaw mix, oyster sauce and breakfast pork sausage. Simple and so delicious. Happy weekend Kitty.

  19. I love egg rolls and this looks delicious. Happy for your grandson. Laura

  20. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    Continued prayers for Connor and his safe return to the US.

    All the best Jan

  21. Thank you for the update on Connor. Bless his heart. I will be so thankful when he is home safe with you all. Sending much love and many prayers your way.

  22. I love egg rolls and this recipe sounds so much easier and without as much prep time! This is a must try :) I'm so glad that Connor will be returning to the states soon. Continued gratitude for his service.

  23. Thank you sweet friend. I made this today with a slight modification. Instead of adding the cole slaw after removing from the burner I added it and let the cabbage and carrots cook down. It was delicious 😘


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