Flamin' Hot Cheeto Fried Potstickers

Sometimes I make crazy and fun spins on dishes. I serve these for sports events, fun hangouts and anytime you just need your food to make you smile! Flamin' Hot Cheetos are the best coating for these potstickers because they're spicy, tangy and savory! You can make your own potstickers if you wish but buying them frozen is so much faster.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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About 4 cups canola oil or other neutral oil

3 cups spicy cheese puffs, such as Flamin' Hot® Cheetos®, crushed

1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup all-purpose flour

3 large eggs

16 fully-cooked frozen potstickers

1/2 cup ranch dressing or desired dipping sauces


  1. Heat 3 inches of oil to 375 degrees F in a large Dutch oven or other heavy-bottomed pot. Set a wire rack inside a rimmed baking sheet or line a plate with paper towels.
  2. In a food processor, pulse the Spicy Cheese puffs until they are the consistency of breadcrumbs. Transfer to a medium bowl, add the panko and stir until well combined. Stir in a pinch each of salt and pepper and set aside.
  3. Place the flour in another medium bowl and set aside. This will be your dredge.
  4. Beat the eggs in a third medium bowl. This will be your egg wash.
  5. To set up your fry station, place the Spicy Cheese puff panko bowl nearest to the oil. Place the egg wash bowl next to that, then place the flour bowl next to the egg wash. Your fry station is complete.
  6. Working in batches of 3 to 4 potstickers, roll them in the flour and shake off the excess. Now, dip them into the egg wash and roll to completely coat. Then lightly press and roll into the Spicy Cheese puff mixture until completely covered. Place 1 batch at a time in the hot oil and fry on all sides until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Drain on the prepared baking sheet or plate. Serve with ranch dressing or your desired dipping sauces. 

Cook’s Note

Most store-bought frozen potstickers are already cooked. To be sure, look for packages that are labeled "fully cooked," "precooked" or "heat and serve."

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