Making Ling Ling Potstickers in the air fryer is so easy! These frozen Ling Ling potstickers get crispy on the outside while the inside remains flavorful and delicious.
Frozen potstickers are delicious. You can get vegetarian versions, chicken versions, pork versions, and I'm sure more kinds I'm not even aware of! Honestly, I'm not sure I've met one I haven't loved.
I love air frying the Ling Ling potstickers. They have several different types of potstickers to choose from. Chicken and vegetable, pork and vegetable, and just vegetable.
While most frozen potstickers require searing and steaming to get that perfect crispy texture while the inside gets properly steamed, this method allows you to simply cook gyoza in the air fryer in under 10 minutes!
Verdict? Delicious. Perfectly crispy. Perfectly cooked inside. 100% delicious. No sticking to the pan.
- All air fryers heat differently. Please check for doneness! You can also throw 2 potstickers in at the beginning and test just to make sure they cooked properly without getting too done for your liking.
- This does make the scalloped edge of the potsticker crispy, which I love, while keeping the inside moist and delicious. If you don't prefer your potstickers as crispy, you may want to cook at a lower temperature or cook via the traditional method.
- Never spray your air fryer basket with traditional cooking spray, as this can damage the coating on the basket. Brush your basket with oil using a silicone brush or create your own oil sprayer.
How to make Ling Ling potstickers in the air fryer
First step, brush a little oil on your air fryer basket. Then preheat your air fryer for 5 minutes on 400 degrees F.
While air fryer preheats, brush or spray your potstickers all over with a little oil.
After that, add your potstickers in a single layer to the air fryer basket. Add them flat side down.
Cook for 4 minutes at 350 degrees F, then flip and cook for an additional 3 minutes.
Gyoza should be crispy on the outside and hot on the inside. Let stand for two minutes, then serve with your favorite sauce.
Where to buy Ling Ling Potstickers
I like to get Ling Ling Potstickers at Costco, as I can always easily find them, but they are also available at my local grocery store.
You can find other brands of gyoza in the frozen section at many grocery stores. They may be called potstickers, dumplings, or gyoza. However, they all have that "shell" like shape.
Do I need to preheat my air fryer?
In this recipe for air fried Ling Ling potstickers, I do recommend preheating. This will get the basket hot before you add the potstickers, allowing them to crisp up nicely and keep them from sticking.
I preheat mine on 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.
How to reheat Ling Ling potstickers?
Store any leftovers in the refrigerator in an airtight container. To reheat, cook in the air fryer for 2 minutes at 350 degrees F.
What dipping sauces go well with the air fried frozen potstickers?
If you're a potsticker lover, you are probably used to serving these with your favorite dipping sauce! If you're new to potstickers, here are several suggestions:
- Gyoza sauce - This is a sauce made with soy sauce and rice vinegar and sometimes has other spices and seasonings.
- Sweet chili sauce - This is a spicy sauce that is made with vinegar, sugar, and other seasonings.
- Soy sauce - I often use soy sauce or tamari to dip potstickers in. It can be a little salty and strong, so it also works well diluted with a bit of water.
- A homemade creation - I always love creating my own sauces, based on what I'm in the mood for! I love mixing soy sauce with some water, sweet chili sauce, and a sprinkling of garlic powder. I mix that all together for a flavorful dipping sauce. If I'm feeling fancy, I'll also add a little sesame oil.
What should I serve with these?
Other than the sauce, you can serve the potstickers alongside many dishes as an appetizer or side dish. Here are a few suggestions:
- Steak and shishito peppers
- Saucy chicken with shishito peppers
- Air fryer honey garlic salmon
- Air fryer edamame
- Air fried shishito peppers
- Air fryer gochujang salmon
- Sesame rice
Air Fryer Gyoza
- 8 gyoza frozen
- 2 teaspoon cooking oil
- With a silicone brush, brush oil onto the air fryer basket.
- Preheat the air fryer for 5 minutes at 400 degrees F.
- Brush or spray your potstickers all over with oil.
- Add the potstickers, flat side down, and cook for 4 minutes at 350 degrees F.
- Flip the potstickers and cook for another 4-5 minutes.
- Remove, let rest for 2 minutes, and serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
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