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Chow Mein Recipe

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Ann Sawatzky


20 fresh mushrooms (steam in cup hot water)
2 cups cauliflower
2 cups sugar peas (snow peas)
3 cups bean sprouts
2 cups onions
2 cups celery
2 cups bok choy or suey choy
1 large chicken breast marinated in 1 tsp. oyster sauce
tsp. sugar
1 tbsp. oyster sauce
1 tbsp. oil
chow mein noodles

Steam mushrooms in cup water, don't fully cook. Put mushrooms in bowl and set aside. Rinse out pan and steam cauliflower with tsp. oyster sauce, don't fully cook, put in bowl and set aside. Stir fry sugar peas with 1 tbsp. oil and tsp. sugar, put in bowl and set aside. Heat bean sprouts in a dry pan or a little water until slightly opaque in color, set aside in bowl. Heat bok choy in a little water and steam until stems are opaque and leaves are glossy green. Set aside in a bowl. In a dry pan heat celery and sliced onions until onions are opaque. Toss everything together in a large fry pan with 1 tbsp. oyster sauce. Mix well. Drop chow mein noodles into boiling water and boil for 2 minutes until soft. Add to vegetable mixture and blend together.




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