Adapted from a Chinese cookbook by Jim Lee that was published around 1970. This is one of my all-time favorite cookbooks; I was introduced to it by friends who were Chinese students I knew at University of Virginia. The gai laan which the Chinese eat is not actually broccoli, but broccoli is a good substitute which works well in America, where most of us don't have access to gai laan.
- Mix together sugar through soy sauce plus 1/2 cup water and put aside.
- Heat oil in a skillet or wok over medium heat and add the garlic.
- When garlic is golden brown, add the broccoli.
- Turn the heat up and stir-fry 2 minutes.
- Add sherry, cover quickly and cook 2 minutes.
- Lift cover& add the soy sauce mixture.
- When sauce thickens, remove and serve.