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Frozen dumplings are believed to have originated in China, dumplings are bite-sized parcels of delicate dough filled with seafood, meat, or vegetable fillings.
Dumplings are also popular in the US.

Dumplings can be cooked in water or steamed.

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How to cook frozen dumplings Recipe

There are three recommended ways to cook frozen dumplings so that you get the best flavor and texture possible: deep frying, pan frying, or boiling
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine asian


  • Frozen dumplings

  • Water
  • oil


  • Here’s a quick summary of how cook frozen dumplings on a stove top using the steam fry method
  • Heat some oil in a frying pan and add your frozen dumplings
  • Fry your frozen dumplings until brown on the bottom, then add water into the pan and cover it with a lid
  • Steam the frozen dumplings until the water has evaporated, then continue frying until they’re your desired crispiness and serve

Dumplings can be cooked in water or steamed.


    • 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 for additional minutes. Get them out, drain them and serve.


    • Steaming is a much faster method as you only need to bring a few cups of water to a boil instead of an entire pot.
    • Texturally, it'll also leave the skins a little stretchier and firmer
    • It does require the use of a bamboo steamer insert for your wok or pot
    • It's a worthwhile investment if you do any amount of Asian cooking, and they also make great stacking storage devices for potatoes and alliums.



    Frozen dumplings will stick to the bamboo inside a steamer, so you need to line it first. If you've got some Napa cabbage in the fridge, the leaves make great steamer liners. Alternatively, you can use parchment paper to make a breathable non-stick surface. 
    Whether you make your dumplings from scratch or purchase one of the countless store-bought options on the market, there are several ways to cook frozen dumplings. Steamed, boiled, air-fried, or microwaved, they take just minutes to go from the freezer to the table.


    Serving: 50g
    Keyword dumplings
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