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Crisp Vegetarian

    3 ounces black mushrooms (about 14 pieces)
    1 bunch of Chinese parsley, chopped
    1/2 red chile, finely chopped
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon sugar
    1 teaspoon potato starch
    Dash each of sesame oil and pepper
    Shredded lettuce
    Chinese parsley for garnish

    bullet Batter:
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon potato starch
    1/2 cup low gluten flour
    2/3 cup water
    1 tablespoon oil
    Pinch of salt

Combine the batter ingredients, stirring, to make a thin paste. Set Aside.

Soak mushrooms in water for 1 hour to soften.

Remove the stalks of the mushrooms and reserve for another use. Add half of the seasoning and 1/2 cup of water to the mushroom caps and steam for 40 minutes.

Cut mushroom caps circularly from the edge to the center. Squeeze out excess water. Add the remaining seasoning and the 1 teaspoon of potato starch and mix. Add 1 cup of batter to mushrooms.

Put coated mushrooms ,a few at a time, into 325 degree oil, deep fry until golden yellow and drain.

Saute the chopped Chinese parsley and red chili, add the fried mushrooms, and stir well.

Dish out onto a bed of shredded lettuce. Garnish with parsley and serve.

Nutritional information unavailable.

Page last modified on June 26, 2006, at 10:09 PM
Last edited by an anonymous user of LubberNet.
Originally by Harold A.