*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                        MANDARIN HOT AND SOUR SOUP 2
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    8       c            Soup stock, 6-8 cups
      1/4   lb           Pork, lean
      1/2                Square bean curd (optional)
      1/4   c            Shredded bamboo shoot
    3                    Dried black mushrooms 2-3*
    2       tb           Sliced can button mushrooms
    4                    Dried wood ears (optional)*
    2                    Stalks green onion, chopped
    1                    Slice cooked ham, shredded**
    4       tb           Vinegar
    1       t            Chili Oil (optional)
      1/4                Hite pepper
      3/4   ts           Salt
      1/2   ts           Sesame oil
      1/2   ts           Sugar
    1       tb           Soy sauce
    2                    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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