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Deep-Fried Simmered Winter Melon

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 5 Dried black mushrooms
  • 1 lb Wedge of winter melon
  • 2 tb Smoked ham
  • Oil for deep-frying
  • 1/2 c Stock
  • 2 tb Oyster sauce
  • 2 ts Cornstarch
  • 2 ts Water
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Sugar
  • 1 ds Pepper


1. Soak dried mushrooms.

2. Peel and seed winter melon wedge; then cut crosswise in half. Cut soaked
mushrooms in half. Shred ham.

3. Heat oil and separately deep-fry each winter melon section until golden.
Drain on paper toweling: Let cool; then cut in 3/4-inch sections.

4. Bring stock to a boil. Add winter melon and soaked mushrooms; simmer,
covered, 10 minutes. Then stir in oyster sauce to blend.

5. Transfer melon and mushrooms to a serving platter, leaving liquids in
pan. Blend cornstarch, cold water, salt, sugar and pepper to a paste; then
stir in to thicken liquids. Pour sauce over melon and mushrooms. Garnish
with shredded ham and serve.

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