Authentic Chinese Pork Chow Mein

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut meat into thin strips.
  • Combine 2 tbsp cornstarch with sugar, blend in 1 tbsp soy sauce and 2 tbsp oil; mix to blend.
  • Pour over pork strips; toss well to coat, marinade in mixture for 20 minutes.
  • In a wok or large saute pan heat 2 tablespoons shortening; brown the meat lightly on all sides in hot shortening (after browning the pork you may add in chopped garlic and saute for 2 minutes if desired).
  • Add remaining 4 tbsp soy sauce and 1-1/2 cups water; simmer, covered on low heat for 45 minutes.
  • Add in the celery and onions; simmer for 15 minutes more.
  • In a small bowl, blend in remaining cornstarch with 1/4 cup water; stir into meat mixture.
  • Add molasses, water chestnuts, bean sprouts and mushrooms; heat thoroughly.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Garnish with chopped green onions and toasted almonds.
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