Reheating leftover food can be a difficult task. You need to make sure the food is heated evenly without affecting the texture or flavor. There is also a risk of overcooking the food, especially if it’s something doughy like dumplings.
These delicious dough pockets filled with meat and vegetables are best enjoyed when they’re still warm. But what do you do if you’ve leftover dumplings that you want to eat later? In this article, we’ll introduce you to several methods you can use to heat up dumplings.
Can You Reheat Dumplings?
The idea of reheating dumplings may seem like a difficult task, but in reality they’re quite easy to do.
Depending on how the dumplings were originally prepared, there are several ways to reheat them. They can be boiled, steamed, fried or even baked to warm them up. The goal is to warm the dumpling, not to cook it again.
How to Reheat Dumplings in Air Fryer
If you have frozen dumplings, one of the healthiest ways to warm them up is using an air fryer.
The air fryer, the dumplings will be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Plus, reheating dumplings in the air fryer only takes a few minutes.
- Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or 180 degrees Celsius for four minutes
- Lightly coat the basket of the air fryer with vegetable oil before placing the dumplings inside. Make sure the basket isn’t too full; there should be enough room to move the dumplings around and allow the air to circulate
- Air fry the dumplings for 3 minutes
- Flip the dumplings and air fry them for another 3 minutes.
- After reheating, serve the dumplings warm with your favorite sauce for dipping
How to Reheat Dumplings in Oven
If you want to avoid getting mushy dumplings, reheating them in the oven is the best method.
While other methods of reheating dumplings like the air fryer or pan require oil, in the oven you’ll get crispy dumplings without using more oil. This method is great for reheating fried dumplings and only takes 5 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 390 degrees Fahrenheit
- Take a baking sheet and line it with parchment paper
- Arrange the dumplings in a single layer and bake for about 5 minutes
- Take the dumplings out and serve them with a dipping sauce
How to Reheat Dumplings in Pan on Stove
If you don’t have an air fryer or don’t want to use an oven, a skillet to warm up your dumplings is a good option.
This will warm up the dumplings in no time. We recommend reheating fried dumplings like potato sticks in a skillet to get them crispy again.
- Take a pan of the size you want and put a small amount of water in it. Wait for the water to start boiling before you put your dumplings in.
- Put the dumplings in the pan and cover them with a tight lid
- Wait for the water to boil completely. By the time all the water has boiled, the dumplings will be warm.
- Take the dumplings out of the pan and set them aside
- Add a tablespoon of oil in the pan and wait until the oil gets hot
- Put the dumplings back in and turn them until they’re crispy on all sides
How to Reheat Dumplings in Microwave
The microwave is the best way to quickly reheat leftover food, including dumplings. It only takes a few minutes to reheat and is less cumbersome than other methods. However, don’t expect to get great results when reheating dumplings in the microwave.
If you want your dumplings to be crispy, you’ll need to use other heating methods, as the microwave will only soften your dumplings.
- Take a microwaveable container and put the dumplings in it.
- Cover the dumplings with a damp paper towel. The damp paper towel will prevent the dumplings from drying out and keep the moisture intact
- Heat the dumplings for about 45 seconds to 1 minute. The time may vary depending on how cold the dumplings are.
- Take the dumplings out and serve with your favorite dip
How to Reheat Dumplings Without a Microwave
If you do not have a microwave oven at hand, then there are other methods to reheat the food. You can warm them up in a pan, an air fryer, or even an oven.
Dumplings are best enjoyed warm, and nothing beats freshly served dumplings.
Choose your dumplings reheating method based on how the dumplings were originally prepared.