Air Fryer Pot Stickers are so delicious you may never buy them pre-made again. Best of all, this homemade version doesn’t require deep frying or steaming.
These pot stickers are perfectly crunchy with a super flavorful filling that keeps you going back for more. If you ever thought making pot stickers was too intimidating, this version doesn’t use any fryer or steaming techniques, just an air fryer. They’ll definitely become a favorite appetizer.
What is the difference between egg roll wrappers, wonton wrappers, and spring roll wrappers?
There’s a slight difference in each of those wrappers. Here is some basic information:
- Egg roll wrappers – This dough is made up of egg, flour, water, and salt and tends to be a little thicker when rolled out which makes them relatively easy to work with. This thickness allows for a great crunch when it’s fried traditionally in oil.
- Wonton wrappers – These start with the same dough as egg rolls. However, they are much smaller and the perfect size to make wontons or dumplings.
- Spring roll wrappers – This wrapper differs as it doesn’t use any egg in the dough – just flour, water, and salt. It’s also usually much thinner, making it light and crunchy when fried.
Are air fryer pot stickers crucnhy?
The texture of an air fried pot sticker will be different than the texture of a traditional pan fried pot sticker. Pan fried pot stickers are usually crispy on the bottom edge while the rest is steamed so it’s not as crunchy.
The air fryer helps make the entire wrapper crunchy. They’re such a treat (without the guilt) because you’re actually frying the entire pot sticker without having to deep fry it in a ton of oil. We recommend this air fryer if you’re still in the market for one.
Do you need to use round wonton wrappers?
Not necessarily. It helps to make the traditional shape of a pot sticker, but isn’t needed if you can’t find it. You’ll just need to fold it a different way if you only have square wonton wrappers. You could also cut the square wrappers into circles though. Just find a lid or cup that’s just about the size of the square wrapper and cut around the edges.
What should you do if you have extra filling?
Cook any remaining filing that you have. Use a large skillet with some sesame oil and cook through until the pork is no longer pink then serve with rice for another delicious quick meal. This is very similar to a popular dish called Egg Roll in a Bowl. You can also serve it in lettuce cups.
Can you multiply this recipe?
Yes. You can easily multiply this recipe! There are usually 48-50 wrappers in a pack. To make the full amount, you’ll want to use the following quantities:
- 1 lb. shredded cabbage
- 1/2 Tbsp. salt
- 1 lb. ground pork
- 4 oz. baby bella mushrooms, finely diced
- 1 bunch green onion, diced
- 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 1 Tbsp. minced ginger
- 1 Tbsp. hoisin sauce
- 1/2 Tbsp. sriracha
- 1/4 lb. shredded cabbage
- 1/3 tsp. salt
- 1/4 lb. ground pork
- 1 oz. baby bella mushrooms, finely diced
- 1/4 bunch green onion, diced, about 1/4 cup
- 3/4 tsp. minced garlic
- 3/4 tsp. minced ginger
- 3/4 tsp. hoisin sauce
- 1/3 tsp. sriracha
- 12 round wonton wrappers
- In a large colander positioned over a large bowl, sprinkle salt over the cabbage and toss. Let sit for 15 minutes. Once 15 minutes is over, squeeze out liquid over a bowl and use a paper towel to get out extra moisture.
- In a separate large bowl, mix ground pork, shredded cabbage, diced mushrooms, green onion, garlic, ginger, hoisin sauce, and sriracha. Mix together thoroughly.
- Fill a small pinch bowl with water and set beside your work space.
- lay out a wonton wrapper and place 1/2 tablespoon of the filling in the center of the wrapper. Use your finger and dip in the water. Run your wet finger along the top half edge of the wrapper. Pinch into a half moon shape. Repeat with the remaining wrappers.
- Preheat the air fryer to 360°F. Spray the basket with cooking oil and place 12 wrapped wontons inside. Spray the tops of the wontons with cooking oil.
- Cook for 6 minutes, flip, then cook for another 4 minutes. Repeat with remaining wontons.