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Quicker Baked Potato

Try this method for speeding up the potato baking process (for a better texture than those that you microwave). Pre-heat the oven to 400. Place the potato in boiling water for 10 minutes. Bake for 30 minutes. This will cut the cooking time in half.

 

Ants On The Hill


beef, chinese

----BINDER----
2 teaspoon cornstarch
1/4 cup chicken soup stock, or
1 canned chicken broth
----MARINADE----
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
1 tablespoon dry sherry, gin or vodka,
1 optional
----INGREDIENTS----
1 lb ground chuck, sirloin or
1 beef stew
3 cup fried cellophane noodles
3 tablespoon corn, vegetable or
1 safflower oil
1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic or
2 large cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoon fresh scallions or
1 scallion with green top,
1 diced
----NOODLES----
3 cup oil
2 oz cellophane noodles

Before you start:Mix binder ingredients in cup or small bowl until smooth.Set aside.Mix marinade ingredients together in medium bowl until smooth. 1. Add beef to marinade in bowl and blend well.Set aside. 2. Spread fried cellophane noodles evenly on serving platter. 3. Heat skillet or wok on high for 30 seconds.Add oil and swirl to coat skillet for 30 seconds longer.Add garlic.Stir fry for 15 seconds. Add beef and marinade.Stir fry for 2 minutes,until beef loses its pink color. 4. Add binder to beef in skillet and blend well.Cook 1 minute. 5. Spoon cooked beef evenly over noodles.Garnish with scallions sprinkled on top. Serve hot with rice and salad or vegetable of your choice. Yields 4 to 6 servings. Noodles: 1. Heat 3 cups of corn,vegetable or safflower oil almost to smoking, about 375 degrees. 2. Unwrap and drop in one package (2 oz.) cellophane noodles. 3. Within 3 seconds,the noodles will puff up and turn white and crunchy. 4. With slotted spoon or wire mesh strainer,turn noodles over and deep fry for several seconds. 5. Remove from hot oil and drain on paper towels. May be stored in a tightly covered container for about a week. Makes 5 cups fried noodles.