February 2, 2011

Ling Ling Potstickers

Ling Ling Potstickers (Allergy-free: Milk, Egg, Shellfish, Fish, Egg, Tree nuts, Peanuts)

Where to Buy: Safeway, Costco

On the go:
I'm assuming that Safeway carries these at most of their stores since I've found these while traveling to Truckee and to the L.A. area at their stores (Where else have you seen them?).
And, they seem to disappear when they're packed in the school lunchbox, so they're either still decent warmish or my kid just loves these that much.

Ling Ling frozen potstickers are a staple at our house (NOTE: NOT for the soy or wheat allergic!).  We have them so often that while they're still cooking, a few hungry children will always exclaim, "Mmm...potstickers!"  They have no added MSG, are hearty enough for a meal, and are a fan favorite for the entire family.  Plus, having this lovely meal means I only need to wash one pan when dinner's done (bonus!). 

To prepare, I follow the preferred method on the back of the package:
1. Add 2 Tbsp. of cooking oil to 12-inch non-stick skillet.
2. Add frozen potstickers in a single layer and cook for 1 minute on medium-high.  To keep from sticking, do NOT move potstickers.
3. Add 1 cup warm water.
4. Cover and cook for 8 minutes or until water has evaporated.
5. Uncover, cook 1 minute or until golden brown.

They come out hot and steamy, crispy and chewy...de-lish!  A fast, easy, and readily available option for introducing Chinese food into your repertoire, just in time for Chinese New Year!


  1. We love Ling-Ling, too! It's funny because I've always only boiled them as dumplings. I'm sure we would all love them fried. :)

  2. Yes fried is TOO yummy. But boiled, yes, much healthier.

  3. i boil them and then get a pan real hot spray it and then put them on so they have a crunchy too them
    also is that kids version of chop sticks? where do you get those!

  4. * just the bottom of the potsticker

  5. No clue if this is even still active, but thank you!! I have a shellfish and peanut allergy and was wondering about these.