- First, bring water to a rapid boil, then add a dash of oil and a pinch of salt.
- The second step is to add frozen wontons to boiling water and cook them for 10 to 12 minutes over medium heat, until they are fully cooked.
- STEP 3: Stir occasionally to prevent wontons from sticking to the pot’s bottom.
How are frozen wontons fried?
In honor of National Dumpling Day (9/26), we’ve decided to provide a quick guide on how to cook frozen dumplings so that they taste just as good as restaurant-bought dumplings! Our team has previously hosted the Annual Dumpling Eating Contest, and although we are not hosting this year, we will still be present to sample the delicious dumplings and dim sum.
There are three recommended cooking methods for frozen dumplings to achieve the best flavor and texture: deep-frying, pan-frying, and boiling. Choose the method that fits your equipment and, more importantly, the dumpling style you’re attempting to achieve. To ensure you end up with the tastiest dumpling possible, read on for specifics on each cooking method.
Deep frying This is the quickest and easiest way to achieve a perfectly crisp exterior on frozen dumplings, which is why many individuals favor it. Add oil to a deep fryer or a large pot to accomplish this. Using an accurate thermometer, heat your oil to between 325 and 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and then add your frozen dumplings.
For optimal results, do not thaw your dumplings beforehand. After adding the dumplings, the temperature of the oil will naturally decrease, but that’s okay. Cook dumplings in oil for approximately two to three minutes, removing a test dumpling to ensure they are done. When properly prepared, a deep-fried frozen dumpling will have a brown, crisp exterior and a steaming, hot interior.
Stir-frying The texture of your dumplings can also be enhanced by pan-frying them. Two tablespoons of oil should be heated on medium-high in a pan. Once the water is heated, add the frozen dumplings. Cook for three to four minutes in oil, turning once to sear all sides.
Then, add just enough water to cover the dumplings halfway, reduce the heat to medium-low, and cover the pot with a lid that fits tightly. Steam until the water has completely evaporated. This method will result in a combination of steamed and seared dumplings. Expect a crunchier bite on the bottom and a softer bite on the top.
Boiling Boiling dumplings is always an excellent option, especially if you intend to add them to soup. To accomplish this, half-fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add your frozen dumplings (again, do not thaw them beforehand) and stir to prevent them from sticking to the sides of the pan.
Need Crunchy Dumplings? Utilize the Traditional Steam-Fry – The steam-fry or potsticker method is the traditional way to prepare Japanese gyoza or Chinese guo tie. Essentially, you must fry the frozen dumplings, add water to the pan, cover it, and allow the dumplings to steam before frying them again once the water has evaporated.
What is the optimal method for cooking frozen dumplings?
How to boil frozen dumplings: Fill a large pot with approximately two-thirds of water, cover, and bring to a boil. Add frozen potstickers and allow them to cook until they float, followed by an additional two or three minutes of boiling. Strain and serve the potstickers!