Deliciously Crispy: Mastering the Art of Reheating Dumplings in an Air Fryer

How to Reheat Dumplings in an Air Fryer


If you’re a fan of delicious dumplings, chances are you’ve encountered the challenge of reheating them without sacrificing their crispy exterior and juicy filling. Look no further! In this guide, we’ll show you how to use your air fryer to reheat dumplings perfectly every time. With its ability to circulate hot air and produce a crisp texture, your air fryer will breathe new life into those leftover dumplings.

Gather Your Ingredients and Tools

Before we dive into the reheating process, it’s essential to gather everything you need:

  • Dumplings (leftovers)
  • Air fryer
  • Cooking spray or oil (optional)
  • Serving plate or basket
  • Dipping sauce (optional)

Preheating Your Air Fryer

The first step is preheating your air fryer for optimal results:

  1. Select Temperature: Set the temperature on your air fryer between 350-400°F (175-200°C). The exact temperature may vary depending on the model.

  2. Preheating Time: Preheat the air fryer for approximately three minutes. Preheating helps ensure even cooking throughout.

  3. Cooking Spray/Oil Application:(Optional) Lightly coat the basket or tray with cooking spray or oil. This step prevents sticking and enhances crisping.

    The Reheating Process: Method A – Direct Heat

    Now that your air fryer is preheated, let’s dive into the two methods we’ll be exploring. Method A involves direct heating of dumplings:

    Step 1: Arrange Your Dumplings

    If your dumplings are frozen, let them thaw in advance. Once they’re ready to go, place them on the air fryer basket or tray in a single layer. Make sure to leave some space between each piece for uniform heat circulation.

    Step 2: Reheat Time and Temperature

    Set the temperature to 375°F (190°C) and run the air fryer for around five minutes. During this time, keep an eye on the progress to achieve your desired level of crispness.

    Step 3: Flip and Reheat Further (Optional)

    If you desire an extra crispy exterior or have thicker dumplings like potstickers, gently flip them using tongs or a spatula after five minutes. Continue reheating for an additional two to three minutes or until golden brown and heated through.

    The Reheating Process: Method B – Steam First

    A slightly different approach can be taken with method B by incorporating steam before crisping up those delicious dumplings:

    Step 1: Add Water to Air Fryer Tray/Basket

    Pour about one-fourth cup of water into the bottom of your air fryer tray/basket. This will create steam during cooking.

    Step 2: Place Dumplings & Preheat with Steam

    Add thawed or fresh dumplings into the basket/tray lined with parchment paper or silicone mat if preferred. Preheat at approximately 350°F (175°C) for four minutes. This step helps maintain moisture and prevent your dumplings from drying out.

    Step 3: Crisp Up the Dumplings

    After preheating, increase the temperature to 375°F (190°C) and continue cooking for an additional four to six minutes or until desired crispness is achieved. Keep a close eye on them throughout this process.

    Serving Your Perfectly Reheated Dumplings

    Your reheated dumplings are now ready to be enjoyed! Remove them from the air fryer using tongs or a spatula, being mindful of their hot contents. Transfer them onto a serving plate or basket lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil if necessary.

    Pair your crispy dumplings with your favorite dipping sauce like soy sauce, chili oil, or black vinegar for an extra burst of flavor!

    The Final Verdict

    If you own an air fryer and have leftover dumplings that need reheating, consider yourself lucky! With either method A (direct heat) or method B (steam first), you can achieve beautifully reheated dumplings without sacrificing taste and texture. Experiment with these techniques and find what works best for you; soon enough, every bite will transport you back to the delectable freshness of freshly steamed dumplings!

    Enjoy reclaiming those mouthwatering flavors once more through the magic of your air fryer!

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