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How To Reheat Potstickers – The Best Way

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Potstickers, often called Asian dumplings, can be served in a variety of different ways. You can serve them as part of a meal or use them as an appetizer.

Most people boil or steam potstickers but then also pan-fry one side for a crisp bottom. This is the traditional way to prepare potstickers. The challenge to reheating potstickers is to maintain the crispy side that many people prefer. 

So, how do you reheat potstickers? The best way to reheat potstickers is to pan-fry them. First, pre-heat in the microwave and then fry them. Microwave for short, 30-second bursts. Once the potstickers and filling are warm, fry them in some hot oil. This way they maintain their crisp bottoms.

In this guide, we will share with you how to reheat potstickers. We will share the very best recommendation, as well as provide you with an alternative option. It can be a multistep step process but it doesn’t take a lot of time.

Stay tuned to learn how to reheat potstickers. 

A Guide To Reheating Potstickers

Potstickers are not a food that you can just toss in the microwave to reheat. Well, you could, but they won’t turn out as good as if you take the time and effort to reheat them properly

When it comes to reheating, the challenge is to keep them crisp. 

The Best Way to Reheat Potstickers – Pan Fry

The best method for reheating potstickers is a 2-step approach. While we don’t recommend simply reheating potstickers in the microwave only, it’s a great idea to pre-heat them in the microwave before pan-frying them.

Here are is our recommended method for pan-frying potstickers: 

  1. Arrange potstickers on a microwave-safe plate, so that they are not touching.
  2. Microwave 30 seconds at a time. Each time, rearrange and turn them for an even reheat.  (We recommend reheating to 160 degrees internally.)
  3. Microwave in these short bursts until they reach the desired temperature
  4. Now it’s time to pan-fry them. Heat a small amount of oil in a pan over medium-high heat. 
  5. Place the potstickers in the heated oil and heat for 30-60 seconds. This will maintain the crisp part of the shell and make your potstickers almost like the first time. 

This is the very best method. 

Alternative Reheating Options

A simpler option is to reheat your potstickers in the oven. This will help maintain the crispness from the original cooking, but could also potentially crisp the entire wrapper.

Here are your steps for reheating potstickers in the oven: 

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Spread potstickers out on a baking sheet. You can line the sheet with foil or parchment paper to prevent sticking. 
  3. Reheat in the oven for 10-12 minutes, rotating them at the halfway mark. 
  4. Serve and enjoy

If you don’t want to mess with the pan or oven, you can simply use the microwave. Just be aware that you will miss some of that crispness when you bite into them.

To reheat potstickers in the microwave, we recommend the following: 

  1. Arrange on a microwave-safe plate, so that they are not touching. 
  2. Microwave 30 seconds at a time. After each interval, rotate and rearrange them on the plate. 
  3. Microwave in these short bursts until they reach the desired temperature

(If you decide to try the microwave-only option, you may want to check out this crisping tray. )

You have several potsticker reheating options here so you can determine which works best for you! 

Related Questions

We hope you find this guide to reheating potstickers to be a valuable resource that makes the process simple and convenient. 

We invite you to review the following question and answer section for some additional information. 

Can you prepare potstickers ahead of time?

If you are making your own potstickers and want to freeze them until you are ready to use them, you can do so. You can freeze them cooked or uncooked.

Remember that reheating them from a cooked state is slightly more challenging. 

Are potstickers and dumplings the same?

Potstickers are a type of dumpling, but dumpling is actually a much broader category and contains multiple different forms. Potstickers are also known as Asian dumplings.

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