Nadiya's five-minute crispy egg rolls

What do you cook when you want a really fast lunch? Why not try making these delicious crispy egg rolls?

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When life is chaotic, every meal can feel like a struggle. But whether I'm flat out with the kids or work, this lunch covers all bases. 

I can't think of a single ingredient that's as fast or as flexible as eggs, and I love mushrooms because I quite like that meaty texture. And these rolls with fresh mushrooms are a total godsend when I want to rustle something up in a rush. 

My cracking egg rolls with mushrooms are a brilliant alternative to a boring old sandwich – but still only take minutes. 

These rolls are like an omelette that have been wrapped in a tortilla.

Beat three eggs to start the omelette centre.

And then I'm going to add dried parsley. Now, I love dried herbs, so this stuff, I think it gets a bad rep. Still get that lovely flavour, so why not? And garlic granules. Sometimes I just cannot be bothered to chop garlic. You know when you just need one or maybe two. This is what you need.

Banking store cupboard staples like this will give your cooking an instant flavour boost. Season with salt and pepper. 

That's it. That's my eggs done. Are you with me? Can you see how quick, like, this is happening?

I love mushrooms. They cook so quickly. And they're packed full of deep umami flavour. You can use any type of mushroom. If I don't have any fresh mushrooms in, I'll just use the canned stuff or frozen, whatever – all of it works.

And then tortilla wraps. This is the bit that kind of, like, holds your eggy, omeletty bit together. And then I've got my tomato paste. Now you could use normal tomato paste, but this is sun-dried tomato paste, so it's sweeter. That's going to pack a massive punch of flavour.

Just because we're cooking fast, it doesn't mean we're compromising on flavour. 

Let's get some oil in there. Oil's hot. Egg in. 

Eggs take seconds to cook, so they're perfect when you're rushing.

You can see the eggs just cooking around the edge, and then I'm going to add my mushrooms. So, just a few. And then olives. I want to cook really quickly, but I want lots of flavour, and black olives are perfect for that. You get that lovely salty kind of hit. I'm going to take my tortilla with the sun-dried tomato paste and then turn it round and stick it on top. Just kind of use your hands to just glue it together. That's it. Just don't touch it. Just leave it. Let it do its thing. 

After just 30 seconds, flip it over. 

Look at that. Can you smell that? No, you can't smell that. I can, though!

Fried tortilla. That's good, right? Let's do another one. In … 

And you'll see once you start doing this, you're going to start a production line. You'll be making more than three, you'll be doing, like, ten.

You can do this with tomatoes, onions, cheese, ham – the options are endless. 

And here's where the roll comes in. 

It's not bad, is it? My crispy fried egg rolls bursting with sun-dried tomato paste, black olives and mushrooms, with a cheeky, time-saving bonus.

What I love about these is that you can make a load up, stick 'em in the fridge and they're perfect for lunch the next day. And that one is going to roll straight into my mouth because somebody's got to eat it. Mmm, mmm, mmm-hmm, mmm, mmm, mmm. That beats ... any sandwich any day of the week.

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Submitted by jyoti Chaudhary on Sat, 30/04/2022 - 13:04

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Have you got a favourite quick recipe?
whenever I feel hungry too much that time I just make an egg roll and it is simple you know I take 2eggs, onion, and green chili, and put them together in a small bowl after that I make 2heavy paratha and enjoy my lunch. it is simple and you can make it in half an hour. I use these remedies most of the time.

Submitted by Miguelitorico1996 on Sat, 22/01/2022 - 19:08

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When I'm flat out with work, I like to cook rice with a fried egg and a piece of plantain, this is a typical meal in Colombia when people don't have much time to prepare lunch.

Submitted by Stela Stoycheva on Sat, 08/01/2022 - 15:26

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Yes, I have. When I go to the grocery shop or bakery :D
Now, I will be serious. I love fry eggs, toast, steam vegetables, or just put it in toaster bread and after that to grease that bread with butter and in my country we have colourful salt, is a spice mix used extensively in Bulgarian cuisine. Its most typical ingredients are dried summer savoury, paprika and salt.

Submitted by Yenidelgado on Wed, 17/11/2021 - 01:41

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It looks delicious! I love mushrooms :)

Submitted by Lubna Yousif on Wed, 25/08/2021 - 15:39

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It looks delicious, I usually made my omelette by cracking four eggs and add to them freshly chopped green onions. salt, pepper, and dried basil. If you have fresh basil, it will test much better, and I fried them till it will be cooked thoroughly and serve them with the same pan and eat them with pita bread.

Submitted by Maitane on Sat, 21/08/2021 - 13:42

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Yes, I have. Pre-cooked rice with tomato sauce and fried onion.
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Submitted by omarvego on Tue, 10/08/2021 - 02:38

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Sorry, It is what I need to improve my English level.
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Submitted by omarvego on Tue, 10/08/2021 - 02:35

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Good lesson, it´s what I need to improve my english. thanks a lot!