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    General Tso's Chicken #4

  • 2 whole chicken breasts
  • 1 orange rind, minced
  • 2 + dried hot chili peppers, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup fried peanuts (w/out skin), chopped Batter:
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup beer
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 dash pepper
    Seasoning Sauce:
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp cider vinegar
  • 5 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • Skin and bone the chicken. Cut into 1-1/2" x 2" strips. Mix batter. Add chicken, tossing lightly to coat. Cover and chill for 1/2 hour.

    Mix seasoning sauce.
    Coat each piece of chicken well with cornstarch. Arrange chicken on well-floured wax paper.

    Heat 2-3" of oil in a pan until very hot. Fry chicken for 30 seconds. Drain well on a cookie sheet covered with paper towels. Reheat oil over high heat until very hot. Refry chicken until crispy and golden brown. Drain again and keep hot in oven. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in wok over medium heat. Fry orange rind until golden brown. Add chili and ginger, stir-frying 20 seconds. Mix in seasoning sauce and heat to boil, stirring constantly until foam subsides and the sauce thickens slightly and turns to glaze (about 2 minutes or more). Add fried chicken, tossing to coat well. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top.

    From: A Taste Of Columbus" Volume III, Favorite recipes from leading Central Ohio Restaurants
    Posted By: Rec.Food.Recipes
    Post Date: ???

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