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Old 05-21-2007, 02:59 PM   #1
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General Tso's Chicken




Ingredients:
***Sauce:***
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger root
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup cooking wine
1 1/2 cup hot chicken broth
1 teaspoon monosodium glutamate (optional)
***Meat:***
3 pounds deboned dark chicken meat, cut into large chunks
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 egg
1 cup cornstarch
Vegetable oil for deep-frying
2 cups sliced green onions
16 small dried hot peppers

Directions:

Mix 1/2 cup cornstarch with water. Add garlic, ginger, sugar, 1/2 cup soy sauce, vinegar, wine, chicken broth and MSG (if desired). Stir until sugar dissolves. Refrigerate until needed. In separate bowl, mix chicken, 1/4 cup soy sauce and white pepper. Stir in egg. Add 1 cup cornstarch and mix until chicken pieces are coated evenly. Add cup of vegetable oil to help separate chicken pieces. Divide chicken into small quantities and deep-fry at 350 degrees until crispy. Drain on paper towels. Place a small amount of oil in wok and heat until wok is hot. Add onions and peppers and stir-fry briefly. Stir sauce and add to wok. Place chicken in sauce and cook until sauce thickens.
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:46 PM   #2
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I don't know who that General was, but I love his chicken.
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Old 05-21-2007, 05:20 PM   #3
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That looks GREAT!

I used to try preparing Chinese at home until we found a very good carry-out place. Unfortunately, not enough time to try everything I would like to.
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Old 05-22-2007, 03:08 AM   #4
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Looks good..Im definetly trying that..Ive tried numerous times to cook chineese at home..Its always good, but never taste's like what you get in a restaurant !
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Normally the trick is MSG. (monosodium glutamate) That'll make anything taste good. :P
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Scotty looks great...
John we need to got to Happy Jacks in Fort Erie..on the other side of the bridge....
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Scotty looks great...
John we need to got to Happy Jacks in Fort Erie..on the other side of the bridge....
Hmmm..free food on Witt, Canadien Beer...Im in !!
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Don't get scared when the batter starts to get REAL thick right before frying...cuz it will with the 1 CUP of cornstarch ...Just stir the mix a tad to loosen it up. Or add some more sesame oil to help keep it loose.

I didn't think it was gunna taste authentic, but MAN o MAN... Did it ever!
Just don't cheat and use prepared ginger or garlic... Gotta be FRESH!

Oh yeah, I threw in a lil sesame seeds in too.
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