Pea Pods and Water Chestnuts

Category: Side Dishes


2 tbsp. oil
1/2 lb. lean pork strips
1 can (8 oz.) drained sliced water chestnuts
1 can (4 oz.) sliced mushrooms, drained
1/4 cup thinly sliced bamboo shoots
1/4 cup thinly sliced celery
1 can (10 1/2 oz.) condensed chicken broth
1 lb. Chinese pea pods, stringed, washed or 2 pkgs. (7 oz.) frozen
2 tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 cup water


In skillet heat oil till smoking, add pork, stir fast over high heat until meat cooked (3 min.). Add water chestnuts, mushrooms,bamboo shoots, celery, and broth. Stir, blend, lower heat, and cover. Cook till celery is tender, but crisp. Add pods, cover, and cookabout 5 minutes. Mix starch, water, stir fast into mixture. Cook, stir till mix bubbles & thickens. Season to taste. For spicier, add 1crushed garlic clove, or 2 tbsp. soy sauce (I use the soy sauce, gives it a good taste).

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