*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          NURI'S HOT AND SOUR SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups/stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/4   c            Cloud ears
      1/4   c            Golden needles
      1/4   lb           Pork, shredded
                         -into matchstick size
    3       tb           Cornstarch
    2       ts           Sherry
      1/2   c            Water
    3       tb           White-wine vinegar
                         White pepper to taste
      1/2   ts           Hot oil
    2       ts           Sesame oil
    4       c            Chicken stock
                         Salt to taste
    1       tb           Soy sauce
    2                    Bean curds,
                         -each cut in 8 pieces
    1                    Egg, beaten
    2                    Scallions, chopped
 
    Soak cloud ears and golden needles in hot water about
   15 minutes or until noticweably increased in size;
   drain. Shred cloud ears. Cut golden needles in half.
    Combine pork with 1 tablespoon corn starch and sherry.
   
    Mix 2 tablespoons cornstarch with water; set aside
   
    Combine vinegar, pepper, hot oil, and sesame oil in
   bowl; set aside.
   
    Bring chicken stock, salt, and soy sauce to boil in
   large soup pot. Add pork; boil 1 minute.  Add cloud
   ears, golden needles, and bean curds; boil
         1    minute.
    Add cornstarch mixture; stir until thickened. Lower
   heat.
   
    Add vinegar mixture. Taste; adjust seasoning if
   necessary. Slowly stir in egg.  Garnish with scallions.
   
    Smile  (from 1001 Oriental Recipies)
  
 
 
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