Air Fryer Frozen Lumpia

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If you are looking for an easy and delicious snack or appetizer to serve at your next gathering, you will love my air fryer frozen lumpia.

Ready in just 10 minutes, cooking frozen lumpia in air fryer is an excellent way to get an evenly crispy, golden brown cook every time.

Cooking lumpia in your air fryer takes just 10 minutes

Originating in the Philippines, lumpia is similar to spring rolls or egg rolls. When making fresh lumpia with lumpia wrappers, it's important to note that they are different than an egg roll wrapper or rice paper.

Instead, a lumpia wrapper is more like a spring roll wrapper. Light and flakey but strong enough to hold fillings. Often made with corn starch, wheat flour, and water, lumpia wrappers are not traditionally gluten-free; however, they can be made so.

Once again, much like spring rolls, lumpia can be made with ground pork or ground chicken and veggies, or you can forego the meat and make vegetarian lumpia.

Like many of you, I sometimes like to make things easier on myself, so I'll pop some frozen egg rolls, frozen spring rolls, or cook frozen lumpia in the air fryer as a quick snack or easy appetizer. Serve it with a variety of sauces for something quick and tasty to feed your guests.

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Why This Recipe Works

What makes this recipe especially great is how air fryer frozen lumpia tends to come out cooked perfectly.

Just like deep-fried lumpia, when you cook frozen lumpia in an air fryer it comes out with a crispy, golden brown crust.

Unlike a deep-fried lumpia, an air-fried lumpia gets that way without all the excess grease and oil left behind. This is achieved by cooking with air fryers instead of deep fryers which use hot air rather than hot oil to cook.

Whether you are entertaining or simply looking for a quick snack, these air fryer frozen lumpia are so easy to cook.

When served alongside your favorite dipping sauce, air fryer lumpia becomes a fun and delicious appetizer everyone will love.

Plus, with almost no prep time and only 10 minutes of cook time, you can cook lumpia in less time than it will take you to set the table.

Ingredients

frozen lumpia before cooking

Frozen Lumpia:

You can use any brand of frozen lumpia you like with this air fryer recipe. You can also air fry frozen egg rolls, spring rolls, and a variety of other frozen foods in your air fryer to save you plenty of cooking time.

Cooking spray:

make sure you coat them in cooking spray before air frying.

Sauces:

This air fry frozen lumpia recipe is excellent to serve with your favorite dipping sauce. Try them with a sweet chili sauce, tabasco sauce, sweet and sour sauce, or just some plain soy sauce.

How to Make Air Fryer Frozen Lumpia

Step One: Spray frozen lumpia with cooking spray. Spread lumpia in a single layer in the air fryer basket.

A single layer of frozen lumpia in air fryer basket.

Step Two: Air fryer for 10 minutes at 300F.

air fryer 300 F

Step Three: Take out the lumpia Serve warm with your favorite sauces and enjoy.

Cooked lumpia with a golden-brown crust.

Tips

  • The crispy lumpia wrappers can be quite delicate, so it's important to ensure you coat your lumpia evenly in cooking spray to avoid them sticking to your air fryer basket.
  • For a simple sauce to serve with your air fryer lumpia, combine 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder, red chili flakes, and honey or maple syrup. Add ½ cup soy sauce, ½ cup rice vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of sesame oil and mix together.

What to Serve With Lumpia

When making lumpia in the air fryer, they can become an excellent side dish to serve alongside dishes like Egg Roll in a Bowl, or Mongolian chicken.

If you are serving air-fried frozen lumpia as an appetizer, consider other frozen foods that can be air fried to save you plenty of cooking time like air fryer spring rolls or egg rolls.

Try my air fryer Ling Ling potstickers, chicken wings, or dino nuggets for the kiddos.

FAQs

How long can air fryer frozen lumpia leftovers be stored?

Frozen lumpia that have yet to be cooked should be kept frozen in an airtight container.

Once cooked, they will last for up to 2 days refrigerated in an airtight container, although they will taste their best when eaten fresh.

To make leftover lumpia crispy again, reheat them in your oven or air fryer.

What sauces can be served with air fryer frozen lumpia?

The best dipping sauces to serve with air fry lumpia are the same type of sauces that you might serve alongside egg rolls or spring rolls.

Sauces like sweet chili sauce and sweet and sour sauce that pair well with Filipino food. Even soy sauce alone will serve as an excellent dipping sauce for cooked lumpia.

What other food from the frozen section can I make in my air fryer?

Just about anything solid can be made in your air fryer. Frozen chicken wings, hors d'oeuvres, and vegetables can all be made in your air fryer.

Are frozen lumpia healthy?

Frozen lumpia aren't exactly healthy as they are loaded with sodium and preservatives. When you cook frozen lumpia in the air fryer, it will be far healthier than deep frying in a deep fryer or large skillet as you eliminate all the excess grease and oil.

This is because when you cook lumpia in an air fryer, you cook your food in hot air rather than hot grease.

Can I make fresh lumpia from scratch?

Yes you can! The handmaid Filipino version of lumpia is full of very healthy ingredients like carrots, garlic, onion, cabbage, and any other veggies that you decide to include.

Cooking time stays the same.

Looking for a recipe? Check out these homemade Instant Pot Egg Rolls we make using Instant Pot Air Fryer Lid.

As with the frozen lumpia, you can also deep fry the handmade version to get them nice and crispy. However, cooking them in an air fryer is also a faster and healthier way to make crispy lumpia.

More Air Fryer Recipes

If you enjoy how easy and fast it is to cook frozen lumpia in your air fryer, you are certainly not alone. Here are more of my favorite air fryer recipes to check out if you want more like this one.

More Appetizer Recipes

Entertaining can be stressful. Make it easier on yourself and check out these additional appetizer ideas that are just as quick and just as easy to make as frozen lumpia in the air fryer.

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Air Fryer Frozen Lumpia

These frozen lumpia are air fried to golden, crispy perfection in 10 minutes. The best appetizer for dinner.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: Air fryer frozen lumpia, air fryer frozen lumpia recipe, frozen lumpia, lumpia
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 10 frozen lumpia
  • cooking spray
  • soy sauce for serving. optional

Instructions

  • Coat frozen lumpia with cooking spray and place in a single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Air Fryer for 10 minutes at 300F.
  • Take out and serve while hot alongside your favorite sauces.

Nutrition

Calories: 37kcal Carbohydrates: 1g Protein: 0.3g Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 74mg

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Notes

  • The crispy lumpia wrappers can be quite delicate, so it's important to ensure you coat your lumpia evenly in cooking spray to avoid them sticking to your air fryer basket.
  • For a simple sauce to serve with your air fryer lumpia, combine 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder, red chili flakes, and honey or maple syrup. Add ½ cup soy sauce, ½ cup rice vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of sesame oil and mix together.
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