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  • pixie1
    pixie1 Posts: 1,442 Forumite
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    I have a recipe but im yet to try it myself. Am I allowed to post a link to the website for it or is this against the rules? Sorry, Im never sure.

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  • iwilldoitthistime
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    does anyone have a recipe for hot and sour soup please??
    Sealed Pot no 2011 :D
  • determined_new_ms
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    morocha wrote: »
    , anyone got the recipe for crispy Chilly beef please?

    its in one of the earlier pages
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  • Swan_2
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    anyone got the recipe for crispy Chilly beef please?
    its in one of the earlier pages

    LINK to that recipe :)
  • ardandy
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    Sweet & Sour Chicken has always been my favourite Chinese meal along with crispy shredded beef! Trouble is every recipe you see or get in a book always tries to make it 'easy' or 'healthier'.

    By my reckoning you're looking at £5 for 2 peeps rather than £15 from a takeway.

    I don't want healthier, I want to make it at home as it is from a takeaway. It's taken a fair while but I think I've finally cracked it! In fact I was that chuffed with the near perfect results I took many pics!

    Khoan Vong you're a legend!

    Anywho, this is how it seems to be done in your local, it tasted just like a Chinese does near me anyway!

    Chop up:
    1 x Large Onion
    2 x Lemons
    2 x Oranges
    2 x Apples
    2 x Carrots
    4 x Stalks of Celery
    500g Ginger Root

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    Stick it in plenty of water and boil for 30mins!

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    Remove the fruit/veg and you're left with the stock for the sauce.

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    Now get the rest of the ingredients ready.

    Sugar
    HP Sauce
    Hendersons Relish (or Worcester sauce)
    Tomato Puree
    Vinegar

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    Heat the sauce and add all of the above.

    Chinese restaurants will add red dye at this stage but I don't want that.

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    Bring to the boil and that's the sauce done!

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    Get the chopped chicken breasts ready, egg, and some Potato Starch/smoked sea salt and pepper. Dip the chicken in the egg, then in the Potato Starch mix.

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    You'll end up with something like this.
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    Deep fry at 190c and set aside.

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    Stick the sauce in the wok on high til boiling point.

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    Then add the chicken and a small cup of water/potato starch.

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    When the sauce starts to thicken, it's done!

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    Serve with fried rice or whatever you fancy.


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    After you've eaten and the rest of the sauce has cooled down, separate into containers (2/4 portions each) and freeze for other times.

    Including the meal we've just had you get 18 portions from the recipe above!

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  • PasturesNew
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    I only have it twice a year - it;d take me 9 years to get through that lot ... and I'd have to buy a wok, a deep fat fryer and a freezer first

    Have you tried the one everybody here swears by? The Kenny bloke, S&S Chicken....
  • building_with_lego
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    I only have it twice a year - it;d take me 9 years to get through that lot ... and I'd have to buy a wok, a deep fat fryer and a freezer first

    Have you tried the one everybody here swears by? The Kenny bloke, S&S Chicken....

    That's the recipe I use and the sauce is so simple: ketchup, white vinegar, white and brown sugar, water and cornflour. Takes about 6 minutes.
    They call me Dr Worm... I'm interested in things; I'm not a real doctor but I am a real worm. :grin:
  • krlyr
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    I've made this one and it's pretty good. Plus it's mostly baked, not deep-fried
    http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/03/baked-sweet-and-sour-chicken-recipe.html
  • Runcorn_Bridge
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    Ardandy, Thanks for the time and trouble you've gone to to perfect your recipe, esp the photos, so helpful to see what you're supposed to be aiming for.

    A while back I found a thread on Chinese recipes by someone who had worked in a takeaway, I was convinced the thread was in OS Money Saving but now I can't find it and unusual for me I didn't save it to favourites. Any ideas? or am I barking up the wrong tree.
  • ardandy
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    Not seen one on here.
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