It doesn’t get better than this: Avocado Bacon Egg Rolls! They are a delicious party food made with only a few ingredients and a few steps. Prepare for your newest addiction!
Avocados are one of my most favorite foods, so I look for any excuse to enjoy them. These Avocado Bacon Egg Rolls are great for holiday parties, but beware: they are addictive and no matter how many I make, they are always gone in a flash. I think the colors of them make them a great choice for Christmas parties, but we also enjoy them for New Years Eve and Cinco de Mayo….plus other times throughout the year.
The ingredients are very simple: perfectly ripe avocado slices are drizzled with lime and then sprinkle with salt. I would happily eat this whole bowl before assembling my egg rolls, but I do my best to show restraint.
For each egg roll, you create a stack of avocado slices, bacon, and pepper jack cheese on an egg roll wrapper. There is really no right or wrong way, but my method is a 1/2 slice of pepper jack cheese (from the grocery deli, usually), an avocado slice, then 1/2 slice of bacon, and finally topped with another avocado slice.
The egg roll is rolled up nice and tight, sealed with a flour/water mixture, and fried until golden brown.
I don’t recommend making these too far in advance. I generally create them just before the party and then cut them in half right before serving. You can also serve them whole if you wish. I haven’t yet experimented with freezing them.
Having a dip with your Avocado Bacon Egg Rools is good and I think it makes a more impressive presentation. I actually think they are perfect without a dip, but I always serve them with something as I have certain family members who believe it’s a crime to enjoy things like this without a dip. Some dip ideas are: salsa, ranch dressing, chipotle ranch dip, sweet Thai chili sauce…but I’d love to hear your ideas. How would you dip these?
Ready to make these delicious little bundles of goodness? Here’s the complete recipe, which you can print or save to your ZipList recipe box:
- 2 large avocados; perfectly ripe, peeled, pitted, and sliced
- ½ lime
- 6-7 slices pepperjack cheese
- 12-14 bacon slices, cooked
- 12-14 egg roll wrappers
- 1 tablespoon flour
- Heat about 2" of oil to 350 degrees F in a large frying pan.
- Place avocado slices on a place or large bowl. Drizzle with lime and then sprinkle with salt as desired. Place flour in a small bowl and add water to make into a watery/thin paste.
- Place one egg roll wrapper on your work surface, with one corner pointing towards you, forming a diamond on your surface. Lay ½ of a slice of cheese in the middle. Lay 1 slice of avocado on top of cheese, and then one slice of bacon, broken in half. Finish with another slice of avocado.
- Fold the part of the wrapper pointing towards you over the stack of avocado, etc. Fold the left and right points over the middle and roll up egg roll nearly all the way, taking care to fold tightly with no openings for ingredients to fall or leak out. With finger tip, dab a bit of the flour mixture on the remaining corner at the top and then seal this corner onto the egg roll to close it.
- Repeat steps with remaining ingredients. Carefully place a few egg rolls into hot oil and cook until golden brown, turning them over once during the frying. Remove from oil and allow to drain and cool on a place lined with paper towels or napkins. Serve whole or cut in half at an angle with dip of your choice (if you wish).