Learn how to make air fryer potstickers plus a homemade dipping sauce to go with them. Potstickers in the air fryer is a quick and easy way to cook frozen potstickers without all the oil. Make them as an appetizer, snack, or side dish for your favorite Asian-style meals.
If you love hot and crispy potstickers but don’t want to order take-out or fry them yourself on the stove, then you are going to love this air fryer recipe. Cooking frozen potstickers in the air fryer is fast, easy, and healthier.
You also need a great dipping sauce to go with them, and it’s not that little frozen packet in the box. I’m showing you how to make a homemade potsticker sauce that is so much better.
What are potstickers?
Potstickers are a type of dumpling that is usually steamed or pan-fried. They are filled with seasoned meat – usually pork and vegetables. Potstickers are popular in Asian cuisine, and there are many variations.
Crispy potstickers are usually fried in oil, which gives them a crispy texture. You can get the same texture cooking them in an air fryer but without all the fat – all you need is cooking spray.
- Frozen potstickers
- Olive oil cooking spray
- Low-sodium soy sauce
- Brown sugar
- Rice wine vinegar
- Minced ginger
- Minced garlic
- Sesame seeds
- Red pepper flakes
How to Cook Frozen Potstickers in an Air Fryer
Coat the air fryer basket with cooking spray.
Place the potstickers in an even layer in the basket. It’s important not to stack or crowd them together – the air needs to circulate to cook them evenly. Depending on the size of your basket, you may need to cook them in batches.
Spray the potstickers with cooking spray and then set the air fryer temperature to 375°F. Cook them for five to seven minutes. Turn them over and cook them for four to six minutes or until they are crispy.
How to Make Potsticker Sauce
Combine the soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, ginger, garlic, and sesame seeds in a bowl. Whisk them until well combined. Serve alongside the potstickers.
For me, a plate of potstickers can easily be dinner, and they make a quick 30-minute meal. We also make them for parties, or you can serve them with your favorite Asian dishes like beef and broccoli, sesame chicken, and other take-out favorites. It’s great to know how to make potstickers in your air fryer because it’s really easy, and they’re not as greasy as ones that are pan-fried. You still get that crispy golden wrapper with the delicious filling without the oil – I hope you give this potsticker recipe a try!
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Air Fryer Potstickers Recipe
- 1 26 ounce package frozen potstickerrs
- Olive oil Spray
- ½ cup low sodium soy sauce
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons ginger minced
- 3 clove garlic minced
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
Steps for Potstickers:
- Spray air fryer basket with olive oil spray
- Distribute potstickers evenly on the air fryer basket. You may have to do more than one batch. Spray the potstickers with olive oil spray
- Set air fryer temperature to 375°F for 5-7 minutes. Flip and fry for another 4-6 minutes. They should brown but not burn.
- Serve with dipping sauce.
Steps for Dipping Sauce:
- In a small bowl whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, ginger, garlic, sesame seeds and red pepper flakes. Make sure it is incorporated very well. Serve!
Learn how to make these easy Air Fryer Potstickers at home! Making them in the air fryer is a quick and easy way to enjoy these fan favorites.
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