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Beef Lo Mein with Bean Sprouts Recipe


Serving Size  : 6   
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1                lb           Fresh Chinese egg noodles - (medium width)
   1/2              lb           Beef flank steak
    2                tb           Oyster sauce
    2                tb           Dark soy sauce
    1                tb           Light soy sauce
   1/2              c            Chicken broth
    2                ts           Asian sesame oil
    2                ts           Sugar
   1/2              ts           White pepper
    4                tb           Peanut oil
    2                sl           Fresh peeled ginger -- bruised
    2                              Garlic cloves -- bruised
    1                 t            Salt
   1/2              lb           Fresh bean sprouts - tails removed, patted dry
    1                c            Chinese garlic chives-Green onions-Cut into 2-in lengths

      1/2   tb           Soy sauce
      2       ts           Rice wine or dry sherry
      1/2   ts           Sugar
      1/2   tb           Cornstarch
      1       t            Sesame oil

ADD NOODLES TO A LARGE POT of boiling salted water. Stir and when it reaches a second boil, reduce to a simmer and cook for 1 minute longer. Drain. Rinse with cold water. Drain thoroughly. Cut meat against the grain in 1/4-inch thick slices. Mix beef marinade. Add beef strips and let stand for 15 minutes. In a medium bowl, mix together oyster sauce, dark and light soy sauces, chicken broth, sesame oil, sugar, and white pepper. Preheat a wok. Add 2 tablespoons of oil, 1 slice of ginger and garlic, and half of the salt; sauté until fragrant. Increase to high heat, add beef; stir-fry until browned, about 2 minutes. Remove and set aside. Heat remaining oil in the wok over medium heat. Add the remaining ginger, garlic and salt. Pour in sauce mixture, stir and bring to a boil. Add noodles and toss to coat with the sauce. Add the bean sprouts, chives and return the beef; stir-fry. Pick out and discard ginger and garlic.

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