Air fryers provide versatility that many other appliances do not.
You can roast vegetables, cook chicken, hard boil eggs, and even cook frozen foods, such as these Air Fryer Dumplings.
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I’ve tried pan steaming dumplings and gyoza, but they don’t come out as crispy as I’d like.
Air frying frozen dumplings crisps them up while keeping the insides warm and fresh.
WHY THIS AIR FRYER RECIPE IS THE BEST?
- You won’t be sorry if you give it a shot! This is the best recipe for delicious and crispy frozen air fryer potstickers, dumplings, and gyoza!
- These air fryer dumplings cook in minutes and taste just as good as deep-fried dumplings.
- This air fryer dumplings recipe requires only two ingredients and a few easy steps. Anyone can try it at home, and everyone is sure to enjoy it!
HOW TO REHEAT AIR FRYER FROZEN DUMPLINGS?
Air fried frozen dumplings are extremely simple to prepare. Just remember to spray oil on top of the frozen dumplings so they cook crispy rather than dry.
If you don’t use enough oil, the wrappers will become dried out, tough, and white as you try to cook the frozen insides.
Basically, you want to ensure that the outside remains crispy golden and that the inside is perfectly cooked.
- Frozen Dumplings – This cooking method will work with any type of frozen and pre-cooked Asian dumplings. Pot stickers are commonly available, as are Japanese gyoza dumplings.
- Oil Spray – I frequently use avocado oil spray in the air fryer because it has a high smoke point and won’t burn. This is what gives your air fryer dumplings their crispy texture.
HOW TO COOK AIR FRYER DUMPLINGS?
- Preheat your air fryer to 370°F.
- Cooking spray can be lightly sprayed into the air fryer basket if desired.
- In a fryer basket, place frozen dumplings, potstickers, gyoza, or wontons. Fill the basket no more than halfway.
- Cook for about 6 minutes at 370°F.
- Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes after flipping frozen dumplings, potstickers, gyoza, or wontons.
- You can shake the basket and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes until you reach your desired level of crispness, depending on your air fryer, the size of your fryer basket, and the amount of frozen dumplings, potstickers, gyoza, or wontons in the basket.
BEST TIME & TEMPERATURE
The time it takes to air fry a frozen potsticker depends on its size and the accuracy of your air fryer.
A temperature of 400F is usually required to thaw and crisp frozen dumplings in 10-12 minutes or less.
- 400°F for 8-10 minutes for small potstickers.
- 400°F for 10-12 minutes for large potstickers.
- 375°F for 10-12 minutes for raw dumplings, potstickers, or gyoza.
POTSTICKERS VS GYOZA VS DUMPLINGS VS WONTONS
- Potstickers are a type of dumpling that is pan-fried and steamed, so the outside is usually crispy. These are often filled with minced meat and vegetables such as pork and cabbage and folded into a pleated crescent shape, just like regular dumplings.
- Gyoza is the Japanese equivalent of jiaozi, a popular Chinese dumpling. It has a slightly longer wrapper than a regular dumpling and is frequently filled with minced pork or beef, chopped cabbage, chives, garlic, and ginger.
- Wonton is a thinly wrapped dumpling filled with minced meat or shrimp and cooked in a light broth or soup.
WHERE TO BUY FROZEN DUMPLINGS?
Look no further than your local grocery store freezer for frozen dumplings to make in the air fryer.
There should be a few options from which to choose. Check to see if there is an Asian supermarket near you for more options.
There are probably 50 different types of frozen dumplings to try at the one near me!
CAN I AIR FRY RAW FROZEN DUMPLINGS?
Most frozen dumplings are pre-cooked, but you may come across some that are raw.
You can use the same instructions to cook raw frozen dumplings in the air fryer, but make sure the internal temperature is 165°F/74°C by using a meat thermometer.
WHAT ARE THE CALORIES, NET CARBS, AND PROTEIN?
The nutrition information for this recipe is entirely dependent on the brand of potstickers used!
One serving of air fryer potstickers contains 185 calories, 35 grams net carbs, and 4.5 grams protein (calculated for half a box of Whole Foods Market Vegetable Potstickers).
This excludes any dipping sauces or the calories provided by the liberal application of oil spray.
- If you have any leftovers, store them in a sealed container in the fridge. They should be consumed within 2-3 days, regardless of the filling (meat or vegetable-based). Keep in mind that they will most likely lose their crispiness and become soggy over time.
- To reheat the potstickers, pan-fry them in a little oil or place them back in the air fryer until heated through! You could, of course, simply reheat them in the microwave.
- This recipe is suitable for most types of dumplings, including frozen potstickers. You may need to adjust the cooking times to suit your preferences.
- Cooking the dumplings in the air fryer will result in crisper and crunchier dumplings than other methods.
- To achieve a crispy outside, spray the dumplings with a cooking oil such as canola or vegetable oil. They may become very dry on the outside if you do not use oil.
- Stacking the dumplings in the air fryer basket is not recommended because it may result in uneven cooking. Make an effort to keep them all on a single layer.
- If you thaw the dumplings ahead of time, the cooking time will be slightly reduced. If the dumplings are no longer frozen, you should only need four minutes in the air fryer.
- The nutritional information for dumplings will vary greatly depending on the brand and type of dumpling used. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the packaging. Heavenly Banquet pork and spring onion dumplings were used.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I put frozen dumplings in air fryer?
Yes, air frying is the best way to prepare frozen dumplings. Remember to never defrost frozen dumplings before cooking. You can cook them right out of the freezer.
Can you put frozen gyoza in air fryer?
Frozen gyoza can be cooked in the air fryer right away. Cook for 8-10 minutes at 370°F. They taste better and are crispier when air fried, and it is much healthier than deep frying.
Can you cook frozen wontons in air fryer?
Yes, even though wontons have thinner wrappings than regular dumplings, you can still use your air fryer to make crispy and delicious wontons.
How do you cook frozen potstickers in an air fryer?
Frozen potstickers can be cooked directly from the freezer. Simply place the dumplings in the fryer basket in an even layer, coat with cooking spray, and cook at 370°F for 8-10 minutes.