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Air Fryer Potstickers (Dumplings) Homemade or Frozen!

Air Fryer Potstickers, crispy on the outside with a very tender filling inside.

It has never been so easy to cook dumplings, all thanks to the air fryer!

This recipe works with all kinds of dumplings!

air fryer potstickers

Cooking air fryer potstickers makes them super crispy on the outside, as opposed to usual steaming.

For this recipe I used frozen  potstickers  that I found at the supermarket, but you can also make dumplings homemade with this super easy recipe.

homemade dumplings  (potstickers)

Why This Recipe Is The Best

Super fast: It will only take about 10 minutes in the air fryer to have crispy dumplings.

Perfect for an Asian dinner: These air fryer  Potstickers are perfect to serve with our favorite Asian recipes.

No mess in the kitchen: We will make very little mess when we prepare these delicious dumplings in the air fryer.

Some of our other favorite airfryer recipes that we have on our site include the this easy air fryer burrito recipe and these delicious and crispy onion rings.

How To Cook Frozen Potstickers In Your Air fryer

Straight from the freezer to the air fryer.

For the preparation of this recipe, you do not need to thaw the dumplings.

Preheat the air fryer for a few minutes.

Place the  Potstickers  in the basket of the air fryer, being careful not to overlap them.

With the help of a kitchen brush, brush some oil the dumplings or use spray oil.

Cook for about 10 minutes, halfway through cooking remember to flip the potstickers  for a unique crispness.

How To Cook Homemade Dumplings In Air Fryer

If we want to cook homemade Potstickers instead, I recommend to let them cook for about two minutes less than frozen ones, check them after 4 minutes of cooking and turn them over and let them cook for another two minutes.

Why Did They Burn?

All air fryers cook slightly differently.

Check them after about six minutes to see if the dumplings have reached the desired crispness.

Also, did you add a little spray oil? The oil spray definitely helps make them crispier without burning.

Potstickers In The Air Fryer Cooking Tips

  • Cook in just a single layer.
  • Make sure you spread the oil all over the surface of the Potstickers , so as not to risk it becoming hard and not crispy.
  • Do not thaw dumplings before cooking them in the air fryer.
  • Always check during cooking. Cooking time depends on the size of the  Potstickers  and the model of air fryer.

How To Prepare The Dumpling Dipping Sauce

air fryer potstickers serve with soy sauce

I love to serve them with soy sauce and ginger.

Chop the ginger and add it to the soy sauce and mix well.

These Chinese dumplings in the air fryer are great with sweet and sour sauce.

Recipe from: Ifoodreal.com

Recipe FAQ

Are Chinese dumplings the same as potstickers?

A potsticker is a type of dumpling.  

The main characteristics that distinguish a potsticker from other dumplings are:

Cooking style: Typically, potstickers are first pan-fried, to make the bottom crispy, and then steamed.

On the other hand, I have seen other dumplings boiled, par-boiled, poached, simmered, braised, fried, baked, grilled, broiled, smoked, and even barbecued. 

Meat filling: Most potstickers tend to use a meat filling mixed with vegetables.

Dumplings use a much wider range of ingredients, including seafood, cheese, root vegetables, legumes, etc. 

Wheat wrappers: Almost all potstickers use a dough wrapper made of wheat.

Most dumplings also use a wheat wrapper, but many also use wrappers made of rice flour or other types of flour.

Shape: Most potstickers are shaped like a crescent moon.

Dumplings come in many shapes: round, cone-shaped, flat, circular, long, triangular and many more. 

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Potstickers In Air Frye
Yield: 20

Air Fryer Dumplings (Potstickers)

Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

Ingredients

  • Frozen or homemade Potstickers
  • Olive oil spray to coat the dumplings

Instructions

  1. Preheat air fryer for 2 minutes at 365°F.
  2. NO need to thaw dumplings.
  3. Place them in the basket of the air fryer being careful not to overlap them.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil, be sure to completely coat the dumplings with oil so as not to risk the dumpling becoming dry and hard on the outside.
  5. Cook for 6 minutes and then turn the Potstickers over and cook for another 3 minutes.
  6. When they have reached the desired crispness serve them hot with soy sauce.

Notes

    • Cook in just a single layer.
    • Make sure you spread the oil all over the surface of the Potstickers , so as not to risk it becoming hard and not crispy.
    • Do not thaw dumplings before cooking them in the air fryer.
    • Always check during cooking. Cooking time depends on the size of the  Potstickers  and the model of air fryer.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 136Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 206mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 3g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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