How to Make Potstickers Extra Crispy

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    The trick to make your potstickers extra crispy! This is one secret you'll want to file away!

    The secret on how to make your potstickers extra crispy! This is a trick that you’ll want to file away and put to good use over and over again! ;)

    The trick to make your potstickers extra crispy! This is one secret you'll want to file away!

    This is one secret that I’ve learned from my mom that I absolutely love. When we were growing up, we would always have potstickers on Sunday’s for lunch. It was like a tradition. We knew it was a thing every Sunday.

    Let me tell you, my mom ALWAYS made the BEST potstickers. They always had the crispiest and crunchiest bottoms and yet they weren’t ever burnt and the insides were fully cooked. I finally started to question her ways – well, more like wonder how the heck she was so magical. I decided to just ask her one day and she told me! And ever since then (I think I was about 19 or 20 when I asked her, I know took me a while!) I have cooked my potstickers this very same way and EVERY SINGLE TIME, my potstickers have come out extra crispy and perfect.

    Guess what? Now I’m going to let you in on the secret and show you how Mama Chiou has always done it! I love that woman.

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  • Bryn says:

    I have two sets of pans. One set has a clear lid with a small steam escape hole and the other has a solid metal kids. Which would be better for these to steam? I don’t want the water to cool off too quickly…but I think that set is prob best for the frying portion… I have burned/undercooked my fair share of potstickers and want to get it right. These look so good!

    • Julie says:

      Thanks, Bryn! Use the solid metal lid with no steam escape hole. You don’t want steam to escape at all :)

  • Maria says:

    They look crispy and delicious!!

  • Sommer @aspicyperspective says:

    I can’t wait to try this potstickers!

  • Gaby Dalkin says:

    Love the video at the end of you and your mom! So sweet :)

  • Celeste | The Whole Serving says:

    Love potstickers, many years ago potstickes were a weekly staple for me. It’s been a while since I’ve had them , I think it’s just may be time for me to try making some veggie potstickers.

  • Peggy says:

    Oh this is a must try recipe. I love when they are all crispy. Thanks for taking the time to share ;) x

  • Tracy says:

    Thanks for sharing your Iceland adventure on Snap Chat. I’ve always thought Iceland looked like a neat place and I like seeing things in person other than just through pictures on the internet.

    • Julie says:

      I’m glad you followed along!!

  • Patrick says:

    Tried this method tonight with some frozen potstickers. They were delicious!

    • Julie says:

      AWESOME! So glad you tried it!

  • Tammy says:

    I can’t wait to try this method. I know my mom does something similar with smoked sausage in a pan. Just want to clarify: do you start out with the potstickers frozen or do you thaw them first?

    • Julie says:

      You start out with them frozen

  • Frank Mosher says:

    I always use this method to cook potstickers, don’t know any other way-however, chicken broth instead of water, gives a much tastier result. Cheers!

  • Kari says:

    I’ve been having trouble making crispy pot stickers for the longest time. This recipe worked perfectly! I love crispy bottoms and mine always came out soggy! Thank You!

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