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                       SZECHUAN HOT-FRIED CRISPY BEEF
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chinese                          Beef
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4                    EGGS
      1/2  teaspoon      -Salt
    4      ounces        Cornflour
    1      pound         Top beef -- cut into
                         strips
    2                    Green onions -- cut into 1 in.
 					
    2                    Chilies -- shredded
    3                    Garlic cloves -- crushed
    6      teaspoons     Sugar
    2      tablespoons   Soy sauce
    4      tablespoons   Wine vinegar
 
 Mix together the eggs, salt and cornflour and toss the beef in this until well
coated.  Heat the oil in a wok to 350 degrees, or until a cube of bread browns in
30 seconds, and stir-fry the beef for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove and drain on paper
towels.
 Reheat the oil and deep-fry the carrots for 1 1/2 minutes. Remove and drain on
paper towels.
 Pour off most of the oil, leaving about 1 1/2 tbsp. in the bottom of the work. 
Reheat, then add the green onions, chilies and garlic. Stir-fry together for
about 3 seconds over the heat then add the sugar, soy sauce and vinegar.  Return
the meat and carrots to the sauce. Toss over the heat and serve.
 
   From: The Encyclopedia of Regional Chinese Cooking, Recipes by Kenneth Lo. 
 This recipe is from the Szechuan region of Western China.
 
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