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  • Serves: 6 Servings

Four-Happiness Meatballs

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Category: Chinese, Pork

 Ingredients List

  • Meatball Mixture:
  • 1 1/2 Inch cube ginger, minced
  • 1 lb Ground pork
  • 2 Chopped scallions
  • 8 Chopped water chestnuts
  • 3/4 ts Salt (or to taste)
  • 1 tb Corn starch mixed with 3
  • -Tb water
  • 4 ts Soy sauce
  • 1 tb Dry sherry
  • 1 Egg
  • Casserole Base:
  • 1 1/2 lb Bok choy
  • 3 tb Cooking oil
  • 1 tb Soy sauce or to taste
  • 1 ts Sugar
  • 1 tb Dry sherry


Mix together ingredients for the meatballs. Shape the mixture into 4 large

Wash and remove all the sandy particles from bok choy. Cut crosswise into 2
inch sections.

Heat 3 Tb oil in a wok. Fry 2 meatballs at a time until both sides are
brown (about 3 minutes.) Remove, and fry the other 2 meatballs. (Use more
oil if frying in a saucepan.)

Remove all but 2 Tb oil from the wok, stir-frying vegetables for 1-2
minutes over medium heat. Remove wok from the heat.

Line the stems of the vegetable in the bottom of a casserole. Place the
meatballs on top, then cover with the leaves of the vegetable.

Add soy sauce, sugar, and sherry; bring to a boil, then simmer on low heat
with cover on for 30 minutes. Serve hot.

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