|General Tso's Chicken (1)
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Susan E Ingraham)
Date: 30 Aug 1993 02:46:06 GMT
This recipe is from Siam Oriental Restaurant, which is the consensus
choice among my co-workers for the best General Tso's Chicken in Central
1) Mix 1/2 cup cornstarch with water. Add garlic, ginger, sugar,
1/2 cup soy
2) In separate bowl, mix chicken, 1/4 cup soy sauce and white pepper. Stir in egg. Add 1 cup cornstarch and mix until chicken pieces are coated evenly. Add cup of vegetable oil to help separate chicken pieces. Divide chicken into small quantities and deep-fry at 350 degrees until crispy. Drain on paper towels.
3) Place a small amount of oil in wok and heat until wok is hot.
Add onions and peppers and stir-fry briefly. Stir sauce and add to
wok. Place chicken in sauce and cook until sauce thickens.
The short cut for general gao's was just to put less oil in the pan (3-4TBS) and just scoop in a bunch of chicken to cover the pan, flip, and separate in the pan, instead of individually drop in each piece. Still takes an hour to