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Old 04-26-2005, 03:46 PM   #11
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This is a great thread, and the responses seem to be right on the mark. Get the wok/skillet hot to where the peanut oil (that's what I use at least) is smoking (only use a teaspoon or two). Do the meat first and either remove or push them up the side and do the vegetables next (I cut them thin so they cook really quick) putting the bamboo shoots in last. Don't use too much oil or cook at too low a heat otherwise you won't be truly stir frying.
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:26 PM   #12
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High in sugars and sodiums is what i mean by unhealthy...... I use Low Sodium Kikkoman Soy Sauce as a table sauce and it's not too bad. thanks for the info, how should the scallions be sliced to throw in the stir fry? thin slices or chunks like the rest of the veggies ?
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:29 PM   #13
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I like to slice mine about an inch or so, but it is really just personal preference. You can slice them thin or not depending on what you like.
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:31 PM   #14
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are the scallions more of a seasoning to throw in with the veggies or should they be treated and tossed in a particular order?
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:32 PM   #15
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Also, on my burner is there a particular heat setting i should leave it at or just wing it until the oil smokes? Im using Peanut Oil BTW.
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:36 PM   #16
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Scallions take almost no time at all to cook so they should be thrown in as one of the last things.

As for the burner, I would put it on as high as you can.
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The scallions can go at the end or with the other veggies - I really like a few tossed on once plated.

Use a medium high to high heat. Definately much closer to the high - if things start burning definately turn it down just a bit, but not too much.
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Kitchen great link you sent me. Sounds pretty complicated, Question - is babycorn good in stir fry?
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Babycorn is great in stirfry.
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:56 PM   #20
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Here's an easy shortcut that I do: hold your already washed and dried bunch of green onions over a plate. Using kitchen shears, cut them into the size you want. It takes no time or effort :)

Water chestnuts are a nice "last minute" addition to your stir fry too.

This has become such a good thread! Thanks for starting it, mylegsbig!
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