Potstickers (also known as dumplings) are a fabulous appetizer or side dish to your meals. Our new favorite way to cook these babies is in the air fryer. They turn out deliciously hot and crispy. They basically impossible to mess up but still I'm showing a few tips and tricks on how to make frozen potstickers in air fryer perfectly! If you love air fryer recipes you need to try these sweet potatoes in air fryer.
Why Make Potstickers in the Air Fryer?
- They come out perfect every time! Whereas when we steam and pan fry our potstickers I swear we always burn or ruin a few of them. or all of them. They are hardly as temperamental.
- You can make a lot of them at once! Whereas when you make potstickers in a pan you can only fit a handful. Thats fine if there's only one or two servings needed, but for my family I need much more than that.
What Brand of Potstickers or Dumplings is the best?
I've tried both TAI PEI and Ling Ling in this air fryer and both worked really well. I do feel like the Tai Pei came out a little better. But if you prefer Ling Ling or an organic selection by all means use that brand.
Do I Need to Thaw Potstickers First?
NO. Keep the potstickers frozen. If they are thawed, you can still cook them using the same process just cook them for less time.
What Kind of Air Fryer Do I Need To Make Air Fryer Potstickers?
Any air fryer will work. Remember different brands of air fryers cook differently. Some cook hot and fast some slower. As you get to know your air fryer you will know how to adjust times for different foods. My times are good guidelines to try at first.
What You Need For Air Fryer Dumplings
- FROZEN POTSTICKERS
- SPRAY OIL
- Air Fryer
What Kind of Spray Oil Do I Use?
You can use anything from PAM to avocado oil or coconut oil. I've used all three and they worked amazing! If you do not have a spray oil you can brush the potstickers with oil.
How to Make Frozen Potstickers in air fryer
- Spray both sides of your potstickers with oil.
- space them out evenly
- half way through flip or shake to allow even cooking.
Air Fry Your Potstickers
Place your potstickers in the air fryer. Let them cook at 400 for about 5 minutes and check on them. If the tops are cooking faster than the bottom you can flip them half way.
How Long Do I Cook in the Dumplings in the Air Fryer
We have tested out a few air fryers and noticed they cook significantly different! So instead of going by a time just check to see when they are turning a golden color and nice and crispy. I like to check mine at 5 minutes and sometimes flip them. I typically cook them for 10-15 minutes.
Remove from Air Fryer
Once they are a golden brown remove them from the air fryer. You can make a special dipping sauce or use the one provided by the company.
Recommended Dipping Sauces for Potstickers
There are a lot of delicious options for your air fryer dumplings. Try some of these.
- SWEET CHILI SAUCE
- SOY SAUCE
- TERYIAKI SAUCE
- HOISEN SAUCE
- PEANUT SAUCE
If the potstickers are not all devoured you can place them in an air tight bag or container for a few days in the fridge.
A favorite meal in our house is Ham Fried Rice. We make the potstickers as a side and it is a hit EVERYTIME. My kids request this almost weekly.
Potstickers are dumplings in that they are a dough with a meat or vegetable filling. The dumplings can be boiled, fried, simmered, or steamed. Dumplings come in different shapes and sizes all over the world. Broadly defined as "a small mass of dough cooked by boiling or steaming."
Cooking Eggrolls or Spring Rolls in Air fryer
You can use this same technique to make frozen egg rolls and frozen spring rolls in the air fryer. Spray them with cooking oil and cook for a nice crispy crust.
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Air Fryer Potsticker
- air fryer
- 6-12 frozen potstickers
- spray oil
- Spray both sides of postickers with oil.
- Space postickers evenly apart
- air fry at 400 for about 10-15 minutes. Check at about the 5 minute mark. Depending on your air fryer you may need to flip them. When potstickers are golden brown remove from air fryer and serve with dipping sauce.