Chow Mein (Hong Kong Style)
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Chow Mein (Hong Kong Style)
Recipe Number: 1097302892
Contributor: Clinton

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Ingredients
1-2 pkgs Steamed thin egg noodles
C Corn or vegetable oil
1 C Marinated meat (beef, pork, chicken, shrimp, etc)
1 sliced Round onion
1 clove Minced garlic
4 ribs Celery (diced)
bunch Chinese greens (gai lan, baby bok choy, etc.) - Optional
lb Bean sprouts
1 16oz can Chicken stock
1 small can Sliced button mushrooms
1 small can Sliced bamboo shoots
1 small can Sliced water chestnuts
2 Tbsp Corn starch
1 pinch Baking soda
tsp Sherry
2 Tbsp Oyster sauce
2 Tbsp Soy sauce
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Dark sesame oil
Cooking Instructions
Marinate selected meat(s) with 1 tsp of corn starch, tsp of sherry, tsp of soy sauce, garlic, and a pinch of baking soda. Set aside for 15 minutes or longer. Heat wok or large pot with - 1 cup corn or vegetable oil until smoking. Pan fry fresh noodles until crispy golden brown and set aside in a serving container or platter. Sear meat(s) and set aside with noodles for later. Add a little oil to the wok (approx. 2 tablespoons) and stir fry veggies except for the bean sprouts. Mix chicken stock with corn starch to thicken sauce and add rest of the ingredients. Either mix noodles with the thickened sauce or serve over the fried noodles (Hong Kong Style). Flavor with sesame oil and garnish with cilantro for presentation. Noodles are available as packaged fresh thin "steamed" egg noodles in Asian markets not to be confused with the thin "egg noodle balls" for won ton soups. The latter tends to get gooey and starchy when using "lower heat temperatured" home stoves.


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