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Ling Ling Potstickers (Item #982859) - Anyone try these in the air fryer? Any good tips for preparation? (Photo courtesy of Google cuz mine are already in the freezer.)

Ling Ling Potstickers (Item #982859) - Anyone try these in the air fryer? Any good tips for preparation? (Photo courtesy of Google cuz mine are already in the freezer.)

Elfer

In general for cooking dumplings, pan fry one side in a bit of oil until they start to brown, then pour in some water, cover, and steam until they're cooked through.


Alepman

Yes, that’s how I cook them too. Sometimes I add half spoon of sesame oil to the water


Fleenix

I pan fry two sides in hot canola oil then steam (as you beautifully wrote) because…. I dunno - it’s spectacular.


Papainti

This is the way


SenorChangsMomma

Yep, this is the way to cook them. I love them!


jml7791

Thank you for the tip!


TheBostonCorgi

They’re good boiled or steamed, wouldn’t air fry them though. Not the right kind of dough for that. Think pierogi dough.


jml7791

Yeah, I did a test-batch in the air fryer and they came out more cracker-y. I think I will try steaming next time.


equilateral_pupper

I suggest trying boiling especially if you’re in a pinch, its very fast and easy, only watch out for a boil over. I can eat 20+ of these babies easy this way - no added oil either. Cleanup is super easy.


mahthafn

Another vote for the steam/pan fry method on the package. We skip the sauce packages in favor of a quick scallion-ginger dipping sauce. I eyeball it, but it’s approximately 1/4 c soy sauce, 1 tbsp rice wine, 1 tsp sesame oil, grated fresh ginger and chopped scallions to taste. Mix together and heat through.


jml7791

Thank you!


DientesDelPerro

I always do the simmer then fry method on the bag 🤷🏻‍♀️ you cook them covered in a little water, when water evaporates uncover and then lightly fry


SolaireOfRivia

We did 10 min on 400 F and they turned out fine. We didn’t use the sauce though since we had a different sauce we like.


CutthroatTeaser

> a different sauce we like. Care to share the name? I haven't found a grocery store sauce for them I really liked, although I haven't hit 99 Ranch or H Mart yet.


equilateral_pupper

I like the sauce packets; you can also try garlic chili sauce/sambal oelek. Another alternative is chinkiang vinegar - you can do this straight up or dilute to taste with soy sauce, you can also slice small ginger matchsticks to add to vinegar.


jml7791

I ended up trying them in the air fryer for ten minutes at 375 and they were okay but crunchy. I don’t mind that, I suppose, but I think I will like these better steamed, so maybe I will just use the stove next time. The sauce was good - I liked it. What did you use?


memphis_raines_90

I have both air fried these and followed directions on package (steaming in a covered pan). I’ll choose following the package directions 10 out of 10 times, even though I love my air fryer. They come out dry and crunchy when air dried, and soft and super tasty when steamed. And the sauce is great! But basically soy sauce haha


SolaireOfRivia

Sichuan chili crisp by Fly by Jing


RabbitPrestigious998

Oh... That stuff is *addictive*


equilateral_pupper

Also you can try chinkiang vinegar


drglude

Hard pass on this one, wrapper is soo thick. Def go with the other chicken and cilantro one that they offer. The mini ones are delicious!


jml7791

I tried those and I liked them, but my husband won’t eat anything with cilantro so I couldn’t get those again. Plus these were on sale. :)


NewRomanFont

Theyre okay, but the CJ Bibigo are miles better


jml7791

Where do you get those? Does your Costco carry them as well?


NewRomanFont

Yep! CJ brand “Mandu” or 만두. Sometimes also labeled on the bags as dumplings. Best way is just to pour some olive oil on the frying plan, let it cook until the bottom is crispy, with the lid on


equilateral_pupper

I do this without oil in a good nonstick pan, not adding anything at all. The mandu actually are very oily already inside and will get very crispy by themselves. Mandu definitely better for pan frying


thefunrun

Mandus are on sale next month! Wish my brother hadn't picked up a bag of these this weekend, we only have so much freezer space.


NewRomanFont

Return them!


metompkin

No. Eat them.


Yespinky

I guess I'm the only one lazy enough to be using an instant pot? as many as you want on top of a trivet over water, and a couple minutes of high pressure. I don't need them fried, so this is just fine. prior, I was using the one pan method.


jml7791

Lazy?! That’s genius! It never occurred to me. We have an Instant Pot but never use it … Now I have a reason to bust it out!


1AggressiveSalmon

Hard boiled eggs and applesauce are also worth doing in the IP. I like my applesauce chunky, almost pie filling thickness.


GeneratorLeon

If you thaw them first, the air fryer will "work" ok, but certainly not the best method. If Im feeling lazy I usually do this with the Beef Mandus, which are basically potstickers, and they're still pretty good.


Harbinger311

We put them in a frying pan, cover it halfway with water/oil, and boil it down (with the lid on). When the water starts to get low, flip them with the spatula/trowel a few times until the liquid is gone. Then brown to desired color/texture.


jml7791

Ok so I read this and I thought, if you fill the pan halfway with water, it’s going to take *forever* to simmer down with the lid on and that sounds awful … But then I re-read and realized you meant to cover the potstickers about halfway … Right? So maybe like half an inch or so of water in the pan? Sorry, my brain is not operating at full capacity today. 🥴


Harbinger311

It's ok, my English no gud. Yes, half the height of the potstickers, not the frying pan itself. So like you state, about half an inch. You'll get the hang of it when you try it a few times. You'll likely add more/less water/oil to meet your desired final state. We like our pot stickers Domino's style vs Pizza Hut style (less oiliness, more water absorption for softer/doughier skin). We also prefer that they not be as tough/brown/fried since 3/4 of my family are seniors without all their teeth.


jml7791

lol … Your English is perfect! My brain today? Not so much. Thank you for the tip!


equilateral_pupper

I just boil these. I like the sauce it comes with and i will also sometimes add chili garlic sauce too.


Mylez_

I have been making these for years! I just add some oil put them in a pan with 1/4 full of water then let the water boil off and it browns them enough for my liking. I tried it in an air fryer but it didn't come out so great so just make like two or three at a time and experiment with it.


GeneticsGuy

I tried air fryer and they didn't work well because it just doesn't produce the same oily sear that pan fry does which is what makes potstickers so good. It dries them out too much. I am an avid air frying fan, but for potstickers it wasn't great.


jml7791

Agreed! I did a batch in the air fryer yesterday to try it and the wrappers just dried out. Lesson learned.


paisleypumpkins

We aren’t fans of this brand. In the air fryer they puff up and come out like empanadas. If that’s what you are going for then let it rip, but we were disappointed.


jml7791

Yeah, I learned the hard way yesterday that these are not an air fryer food. I think I’m gonna make some today but on the stove with some tips from all these great comments and I’m sure they’ll be much better!


paisleypumpkins

If you see the mini Bibigo ones, those go in the air fryer well. I also like the instant pot suggestion and am looking forward to trying that.


ryosuke-

I don’t recommend doing these m the air fryer. They come out burnt.


jml7791

Yeah, I tried yesterday. They didn’t burn (I did 375° for about ten minutes, I might have taken them out closer to nine) but the wrappers crisped up like a cracker and I didn’t care for that. Lesson learned. :)


Tim-in-CA

I use a rice steamer that has top basket


CieloArtista

Sorry, have not air fried them BUT I will say they're bready like a cracker more than chewy. I fried them in a pan with oil and it was okay. I would not repurchase just from the texture alone but I know it's a preference. I like them chewy and gooey.


jml7791

They did get cracker-y when I air-fried them. I don’t think I’ll do that again. I like a squishy potsticker, so I think I will like steaming them on the stove better.


CieloArtista

Oh! Let us know if they're better steamed. I still have them sitting in my freezer lol


flowr12

Did you steam them as well? They’re chewy to me when I use the directions on the bag


CieloArtista

No, I have not steamed them but I'm going to try it out and see what happens :]


equilateral_pupper

Try boiling, much faster cleanup, no oil needed. Fast to cook - i do 8-10 minutes watching at the end to prevent a boil over. Before it boils over i’ll splash a small quarter cup of water into the pot to prevent it from boiling over then let it come up again - 2 times total and then they’re done. (You can also taste one/check if theyre floating) super easy and my favorite way of eating these


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jml7791

I’ve already done so, bot. :-/


mobettameta

I much prefer the bibimgo brand dumplings/mandu they sell sometimes. Ling ling tastes really artificial.


hairyhal

The best thing about these is how they smell the same going in as they do going out.


metompkin

I prefer the BiBiGo ones over these ones.