Made potstickers today. This is something I haven't done since I was pretty young. I remember sitting with a giant bowl of pork filling, clumsily stuffing and tearing dumplings and setting them on thin, white serving plates that covered every flat surface within reach. I couldn't remember how they looked when we cooked them back then, but the triangular tips of each potsticker promptly flopped to one side as I set them in the pan. They looked like killer whales that have been kept in captivity, their dorsal fins drooping from - what? A lack of freedom? Not sure. Should probably look it up.
Rule: If potstickers touch while they're in the pan, they are doomed to tear when you separate them.
Rule 2: Eating potstickers while they're too hot is definitely not something you only do once.