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Vegetarian or Mock Eel

Vegetables and Vegetarian Foods

Vegetarian or Mock Eel
5 large Chinese mushrooms, soaked until very soft, stems removed and discarded, and minced
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon chopped fresh ginger
1 Tablespoon dark soy sauce
teaspoon sugar
1 Tablespoon white vinegar
teaspoon ground white pepper
teaspoon five-spice powder
cup vegetarian soup stock
1 Tablespoon white sesame seeds, ground
1. Toss mushrooms with cornstarch, shape like eel pieces, then deep fry until crisp.
2. Remove all but one to two tablespoons of the oil, then stir-fry the ginger for half a minute, then add the rest of the ingredients, mix well and use as is or add to other vegetarian items, as desired.

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