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Old 01-08-2010, 10:47 AM   #1
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great recipe for chow mein/lo mein

I made this last night for the first time in awhile so I thought id share. best of all its cheap and pretty easy, makes enough for a BIG dinner for 4 Took about 20 minutes of cook time, I always prep vegies and meat durring nap time. you need a big skillet or wok otherwise cut the recipe in half.

1 head green cabbage sliced thin with the hard parts removed .50
1-2 onions thin sliced .35
celery chopped thin .50
1/2 lb or about 2 cups mung bean sprouts, the fat ones not the thread like ones .35
optional slivered carrots, snow peas, mushrooms, water chesnutsg or any other veggie you like

1 package of vermicelli, spaghetti or chow mein noodles(not the crispys in the can, find chow mein noodles in the ethnic aisle its in a spaghetti package) $1-2
oil

1/2 c strong chix broth
1/4 c soy sauce, i prefer low sodium
2 cloves garlic minced
1 tsp sugar
optional tsp oyster sauce and tsp sesame oil not needed but adds nice authentic flavor
2 tsp corn starch
meats, we like just shrimp 1lb, or chicken, beef strips or any meat combo

start a pot of water boiling,
prep your vegies set aside in a bowl, youll need the bowl later
prep meat
in a measuring cup blend sauce, 1/2 c chix broth, 1/4 c soy, 2 cloves garlic, oyster and sesame and 1 tsp sugar, corn starch blend well

add noodles to boiling water cook according to package, drain really well. while thats cooking

heat a large skillet with 2 tbsp oil. saute onion until almost translucent(add any other hard vegies like carrots now too), add rest of vegies saute until cabage is soft and wilted, return to bowl, next cook your meat then add to the vegie bowl

add more oil to hot skillet, once ready add noodles and stirfry until dry and some strands are toasted a spaghetti spoon makes this easy to manuver. add vegie bowl to skillet and pour sauce over and mix thouroughly until sauce is thickened and heated and mixed through.

the sauce is ment to add flavor not be a drippy sauce. yum enjoy!

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Old 01-08-2010, 01:32 PM   #2
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Re: great recipe for chow mein/lo mein

Thanks for the recipe- I love lo mein!
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:00 AM   #3
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Re: great recipe for chow mein/lo mein

mmm, sounds good! Thanks!
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