*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                    Chow Mein (Two Sides Brown Noodles)
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Chinese                          Beef
                 Ceideburg 2
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   10      small         Black dried mushrooms
      1/2  pound         Fresh Chinese egg noodles -- (regular mein)
                         Sesame oil
      1/2  pound         Sea scallops
                         Cornstarch
      1/2  pound         Flank steak
    2      teaspoons     Dark soy sauce
      1/2  cup           Bamboo shoots -- sliced
    1      pound         Bok choy -- cut in 1 1/2-inch
 					
    2                    Eggs
    2 1/4  cups          Fresh chicken stock
    2      tablespoons   Light soy sauce
                         Salt
      1/2  teaspoon      Sugar
                         Peanut oil
    1      tablespoon    Or more dry sherry or -- Shaoxing rice wine
 
 Here’s a recipe for Chow Mein which is a pretty classic application using pan
 fried noodles.
 
  Put the mushrooms in a small bowl and pour boiling water over them.
 Let soak for 30 minutes.
 
  Meanwhile, cook the noodles in a large quantity of boiling water for 3 1/2 to
  5 minutes.  Drain, rinse under cold water, drain again, toss with a little
  sesame oil and set aside.
 
  Cut The scallops in half, toss with a little sesame oil and 1 1/2 teaspoons
  of cornstarch; refrigerate.  Cut the flank steak as thinly as possible across
  the grain.  Toss with 1 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch, in a little sesame oil and
  the dark soy sauce; set aside.  When the mushrooms have soaked, squeeze them
  out over the soaking liquid, and reserve 1/4 cup of the liquid.  Cut off the
  mushroom stems and discard; cut the caps in two and set aside with the bamboo
  shoots and bok choy.
 
  Lightly beat the eggs with a few drops of sesame oil.  Heat a small frying
  pan and oil the bottom lightly.  Pour in enough of the beaten egg to cover
  the bottom, pouring any excess back into the uncooked eggs. Cook just until
  set and remove.  Repeat until all the egg is used up. Stack the egg crepes,
  roll them up and slice across the roll into shreds. Set aside.
 
  Mix the chicken stock with the light soy sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and the
  sugar; set aside.  Heat this mixture in a small pot over low heat.
 
  Meanwhile, heat a wok over medium high heat until hot.  Add 1 cup peanut oil
  and heat until the oil is very hot.  Lower the noodles into the oil to form a
  nest and let them cook until brown on one side.  (This may take 8 minutes or
  so.) Turn the noodles over and brown on the other side. (This will be much
  faster.) Remove to a large serving platter and keep warm.
 
  Cook the scallops very briefly in the same oil, remove and drain in a
 colander.  Turn the heat off under the oil and add the beef.  Stir just until
 the meat slices are separated and start to change color.  Remove to drain with
 the scallops.
 
  Pour off all the oil but 1/4 cup and heat.  Add the vegetables and stir-fry
 for 2 to 3 minutes.  Add the seasoned stock and bring to a boil. Mix the
 reserved mushroom soaking liquid with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch until
 dissolved and stir into the chicken stock sauce.  Stir until it thickens and
 clears slightly.  Add the beef and scallops, then the wine and cook just until
 heated through.  Pour over the noodles and serve garnished with the egg
 shreds.
 
  Posted by Stephen Ceideburg December 18 1990.
 
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