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    Ants Creeping on the Trees (Vermicelli & Minced Pork or Beef

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    5 mins

    25 mins

    littleturtle's Note:

    This is an incredibly easy, tasty and inexpensive dish. The name comes from the ground pork looking like ants mixed in with the vermicelli which looks like tree branches.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

    Units: US | Metric

    • 2 ounces vermicelli
    • 2 tablespoons oil
    • 1/2 lb pork (pork is more traditional) or 1/2 lb beef, minced (pork is more traditional)
    • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
    • 1 teaspoon chili paste with garlic
    • 1/2 cup chicken stock

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Soak the vermicelli in enough boiling water to cover it.
    2. 2
      Let stand 20 minutes.
    3. 3
      Drain.
    4. 4
      Divide into thirds.
    5. 5
      Set Aside.
    6. 6
      Heat oil in wok to 400°F.
    7. 7
      Stir Fry the meat in the oil for about 1 minute (May be prepared in advance to this point).
    8. 8
      Add vermicelli, and mix well.
    9. 9
      Add the remaining ingredients, and cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 02, 2006

      45

      Very nice, very easy recipe. Made this for lunch today for me and the kids and we all enjoyed it.

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    Nutritional Facts for Ants Creeping on the Trees (Vermicelli & Minced Pork or Beef

    Serving Size: 1 (93 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 249.3
     
    Calories from Fat 115
    46%
    Total Fat 12.8 g
    19%
    Saturated Fat 2.9 g
    14%
    Cholesterol 49.6 mg
    16%
    Sodium 579.7 mg
    24%
    Total Carbohydrate 12.2 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    2%
    Sugars 0.8 g
    3%
    Protein 20.1 g
    40%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    chili paste with garlic

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