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Chow Mein Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Ocie Wood
Added: Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/4 c. butter or shortening
1-1/2 c. diced lean pork
1 c. onions, cut fine
1 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 c. celery, cut fine
1 c. hot water
1 can bean sprouts, drained

Thickening:
1/3 c. cold water
2 T. corn starch
2 tsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. sugar

Directions:
Directions:
Melt butter or shortening in hot skillet. Add meat, stir and sear quickly (without browning or burning). Add onions and fry for five minutes. Add celery, salt, pepper and hot water. Cover and cook for five minutes. Add bean sprouts. Mix throughly and heat to boiling point. Add thickening ingredients, stir lightly and cook five minutes. Serve piping hot with chow mein noodles. Flavor individual dishes with soy sauce as desired.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Randy always managed to be around when Ocie made this, it was one of his favorites. Sometimes Ocie boiled egg noodles until tender, then fried them until crisp to use instead of chow mein noodles.

 

 

 

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