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Mock Oysters

Vegetables, also Vegetarian Foods

Mock Oysters
1/2 pound fresh or canned straw mushrooms
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 Tablespoon rice wine
1 Tablespoon vegetarian oyster sauce
1/4 cup arrowroot or water chestnut flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 Tablespoon corn oil
1/2 cup corn oil
1. Blanch straw mushrooms for one minute then rinse in cold water; put them in a small pot and mix them with cornstarch, rice wine, oyster sauce and ½ cup cold water and bring to the boil, then simmer them for four or five minutes, drain and set them on paper towels to drain.
2. Mix the arrowroot powder, baking powder, and oil making a batter and toss with the straw mushrooms.
3. Heat half cup of oil and fry five or six mushrooms at a time just until the batter on them is golden. Set in a warmed plate and repeat until all are fried, then serve.

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