Frozen Shortcuts: Air Fried Potstickers

There are a few things I don’t make from scratch, and potstickers are one of them. I did make them once and vowed never again.  Not when there are some very tasty frozen versions out there. The amount of ingredients, skill, and time needed is daunting.

These were a Costco special – you know the drill, the nice lady gives you a yummy sample and then tells you what a great deal they are today. How can you resist?

There are plenty of excellent choices out there, including vegetarian, chicken, pork and shrimp.  These are chicken and veggies.

I usually fry them lightly in oil and then steam them for a quick lunch or dinner.  Add a bit of oil to a skillet, heat, add potstickers, flat side down and fry until they are lightly browned. Add enough water to come to up the side of the potstickers, cover, and steam for 5 minutes.

I decided I wanted to try air frying them, per the directions on the bag.  Since I have a convection oven and not an air fryer, it took a little longer at a higher temperature. That compact air fryer definitely has its advantages. Cooking times are one.

The recommendation is to preheat to 390 degrees F. Coat the potstickers lightly in oil and cook for 8 minutes. Convection oven worked best at 425 degrees F, for about 16 minutes.

Serve with sesame seed and Ginger-Soy dipping sauce:

Ginger-Soy Dipping Sauce

Mix together:

  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar (or fish sauce or rice vinegar)
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (or more as desired)
  • 2 chopped green onions (including green)

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