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Authentic Chinese Pork Chow Mein

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“No need to order in chow mein when you can make it yourself, this is just as good if not even better than any Chinese restaurant or take-out -- if you prefer more flavor then add in more soy sauce --- if desired after the pork is finished browning you may add in fresh minced garlic and stir for 2 minutes, this is only optional --- you will love this!”
READY IN:
1hr 30mins
SERVES:
4-6
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cut meat into thin strips.
  2. Combine 2 tbsp cornstarch with sugar, blend in 1 tbsp soy sauce and 2 tbsp oil; mix to blend.
  3. Pour over pork strips; toss well to coat, marinade in mixture for 20 minutes.
  4. In a wok or large saute pan heat 2 tablespoons shortening; brown the meat lightly on all sides in hot shortening (after browning the pork you may add in chopped garlic and saute for 2 minutes if desired).
  5. Add remaining 4 tbsp soy sauce and 1-1/2 cups water; simmer, covered on low heat for 45 minutes.
  6. Add in the celery and onions; simmer for 15 minutes more.
  7. In a small bowl, blend in remaining cornstarch with 1/4 cup water; stir into meat mixture.
  8. Add molasses, water chestnuts, bean sprouts and mushrooms; heat thoroughly.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Garnish with chopped green onions and toasted almonds.

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