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| Recipes for 23 May 2015|
|Cuisine : Chinese Cuisine|
|Silver And Gold Shredded Chicken|
1 half pounds boned and skinned chicken breasts
half large egg white
half teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon dry sherry
1 teaspoon oriental sesame oil
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3 tablespoons corn oil
1 large garlic clove, crushed slightly with the cleaver
1 poundfresh spinach, washed, drained and tough stems removed
1 teaspoon kosher salt
half teaspoon sugar
half Cup corn oil,for poaching
1. Freeze the chicken in separate pieces. Thaw until semifrozen, then shred fine. Mix the chicken with the marinade ingredients and marinate for at least 1 hour, or as long as overnight. Divide the chicken shreds into two equal portions and mix the soy sauce into one portion.
2. Heat a wok over high heat until very hot and add the 3 tablespoons of corn oil. Add the garlic and stir fry for a few seconds, being careful not to let it burn. Add the spinach and stir fry until the ingredients are thoroughly mixed with the oil. Add the salt and sugar. As soon as the spinach wilts, use a pair of tongs or chopsticks to transfer the spinach to the center of an oblong serving platter. Discard the garlic and any accumulated liquid. Wipe the wok clean with a paper towel.
3. Reheat the wok. Place the strainer over a pot near the stove. Add the half Cup of corn oil to the wok, heat to about 280_ F. and add the chicken portion without the soy sauce. Stir quickly to separate the pieces of chicken. As soon as the chicken turns white, pour the contents of the wok into the strainer and allow the oil to drain away. Transfer the chicken to one side of the spinach. Cook the chicken portion with the soy sauce in the same manner and arrange on the opposite side of the spinach. Serve hot.
Serves 4 to 5
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