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       Title: MOCK FISH BUDDHIST
  Categories: Vegetarian, Chinese
       Yield: 1 servings
  
       1 lg Potato; cooked, peeled
            -and sliced 1/4 inch thick
       2 tb Flour
            Peanut oil; for frying
       1 sm Onion; sliced
     1/2 lb Snow peas
      10    Wood ears; soaked to soften,
            - tough ends removed,
            - cut in slivers
     1/2 ts Salt
     1/2 ts Sugar
     1/3 c  Water
  
       Sprinkle potatoes with flour and deep-fry until
   golden.
    Drain and set aside. Pour off all but 2 tablespoons
   of the oil, reheat an add onion. Stir-fry 10 seconds
   and add snow peas and wood ears. Stir-fry another 10
   seconds and add salt, sugar and water. Bring to rapid
   boil, stirring constantly, and cook until peas are
   just tender crisp. Add reserved fried potato slices,
   heat through and serve.
       Wood ears are a type of mushroom or shelf fungus.
   When soaked it has a crunchy, gelatinous texture with
   little taste. If you can't find them, I imagine that
   you could use the dried mushrooms although they
   wouldn't give exactly the same effect. A closer
   substitute would be dried jellyfish, but if you're
   some- where that sells dried jellyfish, I'm sure that
   they have wood ears as well...
  
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