Let's Cook Some Dumplings!
Method - Boil
To boil dumplings, fill a large pot two-thirds of the way with water. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Add as many dumplings as can fit comfortably in a single layer in the pot and cook them until they float. Let them cook an additional three to four minutes until the internal temperature of the dumplings reaches 165F or higher.
Method - Steam
To steam dumplings, line the steamer basket first (Napa cabbage leaves act as a great basket liner!). Add your dumplings, then set the steamer on top of a pot that just fits underneath. Fill the pot with about one inch of water. Cover the steamer and bring the water to a hard boil. Steam the dumplings until cooked through/ when the internal temperature of the dumpling reaches 165F or higher. Meat dumplings will take approximately 10 minutes and Veg dumplings will take approximately 6 minutes.
Method – Pan-Fry
To pan-fry dumplings, in a non-stick pan over medium-high heat, add ½ cup of water and 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Place the frozen dumplings flat side-down and cover the pan with a lid for 6 to 10 minutes, until all the water has evaporated and the flat side of each potsticker is golden. Make sure the internal temperature of the dumplings reaches 165F or higher.
Method – Deep-Fry
To deep-fry dumplings, heat a pot of oil to 350F. Carefully add your dumplings and deep fry until golden brown and the internal temperature of the dumplings reaches 165F or higher. Caution: Hot oil.