I know it’s hard to cook frozen pot stickers. I mean, you have to worry about them sticking to the pan or not cooking evenly. But trust me, it’s not that hard!
In this article, I will discuss how to cook frozen pot stickers perfectly!
How To Cook Frozen Pot Stickers In Fry Pan
If you are looking for an easy way to cook your frozen pot stickers, look no further than your trusty fry pan!
To prepare, first oil the base of your fry pan. Canola oil, vegetable oil, and peanut oil are all suitable alternatives; sesame or olive oils may be added to a mild variety for extra taste. Next, heat the oil until it shimmers slightly across the top on medium-high heat. If you’re using an aromatic oil, it should be noticeable now.
Lay the potstickers in a single layer on the frying pan, staying close together to avoid touching each other. Avoid moving them once they touch the bottom of the pan so you can get an even cook.
Cook the potstickers on all sides for 1-2 minutes without flipping them, forming a crispy, brown crust.
Now, slowly add 1/4 cup of water. Doing this too quickly will cause the oil to splatter, so take your time!
Place the frying pan on a trivet and steam for an additional 3-5 minutes or until all of the water has evaporated. For beef, pork, or poultry, check the internal temperature of the plumpest potsticker; it should read at least 160°F.
Finally, using a spatula or tongs, remove the potstickers from the pan. If you want to release them, turn the whole skillet upside-down over a warm plate. Serve immediately with a variety of dipping sauces on board, and enjoy!
How To Boil Cook Frozen Pot Stickers
If you want to cook your pot stickers without all the hassle of frying them, then boiling is the way to go!
Fill hefty pot three-quarters full with water first. The taste of the potsticker dough can be enhanced by salting the water generously.
Bring a large pot of water to a full, rolling boil over high heat.
Remove the frozen potstickers from their bag and place them one at a time in boiling water while being careful not to splash yourself. Gently stir them until they don’t stick together as they cook.
Heat the pot stickers in boiling water for approximately 3-5 minutes or until you can see through the skin. If they’re frozen-uncooked, check the internal temperature of the plumpest one.
Use a slotted spoon to remove the pot stickers from the boiling water and place them on a serving plate. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce!
How To Cook Frozen Potstickers Into Crispy Broiled Potstickers
Cooking pot stickers under the broiler give them a crispy texture outside while keeping the filling nice and juicy.
Preheat your oven’s broiler to medium-high heat. You’ll also want to move your broiler rack to be in the middle of the oven rather than the top rack.
Boil frozen potstickers in salted water for 3 to 5 minutes or until they float. This ensures that the filling has been cooked through entirely.
Now, carefully drain the pot stickers in a colander, shaking them to remove any remaining water.
After boiling the dumplings, arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet. Be careful not to let them touch each other. You can oil the baking sheet or line it with parchment paper beforehand if you’d like to prevent sticking.
Lastly, set your oven to broil and place the pot stickers there for 3-5 minutes. Once their tops are golden brown and crispy, they’re done! If you decide to use frozen uncooked pot stickers instead of fresh ones, check the internal temperature of the plumpest one with a food thermometer to ensure that it has cooked through (it should reach 165 degrees Fahrenheit).
FAQs – About Frozen Pot Stickers
Should I thaw frozen potstickers before cooking?
You don’t need to thaw frozen potstickers before cooking them. Thawing them will make them easier to work with, but it’s unnecessary.
Can you bake pot stickers?
Yes, you can! Simply preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, arrange the pot stickers on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, brush them with vegetable oil, and bake for 12-15 minutes.
How do you tell if dumplings are cooked?
To test if the dumplings are done, insert a toothpick into one of them and see whether it comes clean. If some of the dough on the toothpick clings to it, they’re not ready yet and will need to cook for a while longer.
Can you put frozen pot stickers in the air fryer?
Yes, you can! Toss the frozen potstickers into a bowl and coat them with oil. Cook in a 180C air fryer for 7 minutes in a single layer.
Cook Your Frozen Pot Stickers to Perfection
Whether you choose to fry, boil, or broil your pot stickers, cooking them from frozen is easy and convenient. Plus, there’s no need to thaw them first!
Just follow the instructions above and enjoy your delicious dumplings in no time. And don’t forget to dip them in your favorite sauce!
I’m Rachel, and I love food. I especially love writing about food – reviewing different brands and items, and sharing my thoughts on new frozen foods that hit the market.
Food is a huge part of my life, and I love trying new things. That’s why I’m so excited to be working on my blog Pickfrozenfood.com. I will be always innovating and coming out with new review, and I know that I’ll be able to try lots of great food with them.