Chayote Shoot Stir Fry

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READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Amy in Hawaii

Chayote grows as a rambling vine. The tender tips and young leaves are edible and can be used in salads and stir fries.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash and clean Chayote shoots, removing tendrils and hard stems. Break stems into two-inch pieces. In a large pot bring two quarts of water to a boil.
  2. Blanch chayote shoots in boiling water for 1 minute. Drain and cool in ice water.
  3. In a wok or large frying pan, heat oil and butter. Add garlic and lightly brown over medium heat, stirring constantly. Do not let butter smoke. Add drained shoots and stir fry about three to four minutes; add salt and pepper flakes to taste. Serve immediately.
  4. Pepper flakes may be omitted for people who do not like spicy food.

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