*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         MANDARIN HOT AND SOUR SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    8       c            Soup stock, 6-8 cups
      1/4   lb           Pork, lean
      1/2   ea           Square bean curd (optional)
      1/4   c            Shredded bamboo shoot
    3       ea           Dried black mushrooms 2-3*
    2       tb           Sliced can button mushrooms
    4       ea           Dried wood ears (optional)*
    2       ea           Stalks green onion, chopped
    1       ea           Slice cooked ham, shredded**
    4       tb           Vinegar
    1       t            Chili oil (optional)
      1/4   ea           Hite pepper
      3/4   ts           Salt
      1/2   ts           Sesame oil
      1/2   ts           Sugar
    1       tb           Soy sauce
    2       ea           Eggs lightly beaten
    3       tb           Cornstarch in 3 t water
 
   * Soaked and shredded. ** Optional Bring soup stock
   to a boil, add shredded pork, black mushrooms and wood
   ears. Cook 2-3 minutes. Add remainder of ingredients
   and seasonings (except cornstarch, eggs, and green
   onion) reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Thicken
   with cornstarch and turn off heat. Slowly pour in
   beaten eggs in a thin stream while stirring. Serve
   immediately. Garnish with green onion.
   If soup is to be prepared ahead of time, do not add
   cornstarch and eggs until serving time. Otherwise the
   egg will be overcooked and spoil the appearance. Soup
   should be quite hot and sour. Adjust the hotness with
   varying amount of white pepper and the sourness with
   different amounts of vinegar.
  
 
 
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