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Chow Mein


  • 1 pound fresh pork or white meat of chicken, or lobster or crab meat
  • 1 cup water or stock
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bunch celery
  • 1/4 pound dried mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • few grains cayenne
  • soyu sauce


Cut meat in 1-inch strips, and cook in frying pan 5 minutes with 2 tablespoons fat. Add water or stock mixed with cornstarch. Simmer 3 minutes or until, meat is tender.

In another frying pan put 2 tablespoons fat, add onion cut lengthwise in very fine pieces. Cook 3 minutes, add celery cut in very fine strips 2 inches long, and dried mushrooms soaked 2 hours in cold water, drained and cut in thin slices. Cook 3 minutes, stirring constantly.

Combine mixtures, add salt, pepper and cayenne. Pour over fried noodles.

If desired 1/2 pound bean sprouts may be cooked with the celery, and served in the Chow Mein.

With Chow Mein pass soyu sauce.

Boiled rice may be served with Chow Mein or Chop Suey.


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For Luncheon and Supper Guests (1923).

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