Oh wow, how long has it been since I made pot stickers! Regardless of how long it was, I will never forget the first time I made pots tickers. They were raw on the inside, mushy and oily on the outside, and completely burnt on the bottom. My mom taught me a method for the pot stickers to cook thoroughly and have a crispy bottom and it eliminated my fear of cooking pots tickers ever since. This strategy is so easy and successful!
- turn on your stove to high
- spread 2 tablespoons of oil onto the bottom of the pan. (my mom likes to put a pinch of tapioca starch on the bottom to give a a bit more crust)
- place the frozen pot stickers into the pan, circling the edge of the pan. Make sure they are not touching each other!
- let the pot stickers fry in the oil for 30 seconds
- after 30 seconds, pour water over the pot stickers until 2/3 of the height of the pot stickers are covered
- you can substitute the water with broth, which will give it even more flavor
- turn your stove to the high end of medium(my stove is 2-3-4-5-6-high, so I would turn it to 6)
- cover the pan with a lid and wait for most of the water to evaporate
- when there is like 1/2 a millimeter high of water left, turn the stove on to 3
- cook for 1-2 min, or until the bottom is golden brown