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Easy Chow Mein Recipe

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This recipe for Easy Chow Mein, by , is from The Dimiceli Cucina, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Leslie Urano
Added: Monday, March 2, 2009


Chicken, pork or shrimp (1lb) chopped into small pieces
1 onion large, sliced to 2” x ¼” pieces
8 celery stalks sliced to 2” x ¼” pieces
3 garlic cloves smashed
1 large can sliced mushrooms (or 1 pound fresh)
8 cups fresh bean sprouts
Chow Mein noodles 1 package (dry yellow, not translucent)
Chinese Five Spice Powder 1 teaspoon or more
Salt to taste
2 tablespoons sugar
Soy sauce to taste

Use a large pot to prepare
Saute' your choice of protein in small amount of oil until done
If using shrimp cook only slightly
Remove from pan to a large bowl with the juices
Saute onion, celery, garlic and canned mushrooms lightly 3-5 minutes
If using fresh mushrooms, sauté separately and add to veggie ingredients
Season with five spice, salt, sugar and soy sauce to taste
Add bean sprouts to veggie mix and sauté 2- 5 minutes
Add meat back to the veggie pot
Add the Chow Mein noodles and cover tightly
Allow to sit covered, stirring occasionally so the noodles become soft and moist
The key is to sauté the veggies lightly and serve immediately after the noodles are soft

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Preparation Time:
30 Minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Leftovers the next day are great




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