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Keith Polick's General Tso's Chicken

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“this is the very best recipe... marinading the chicken in beer makes a subtle, but crucial, difference”

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  1. Mix marinade ingredients in a large bowl:
  2. The beer, beaten egg, minced ginger, minced garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil.
  3. cut or shred chicken [or pork] into small pieces, 1-1/2 inches at most.
  4. add chicken to marinade and let sit 6 hours or more, refrigerated.
  5. combine sauce ingredients in a pot: sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, minced ginger, diced garlic, zested peel of an orange.
  6. cook over medium heat until the sauce has a syrupy consistency and then remove from heat.
  7. heat oil in wok or heavy skillet.
  8. remove bite-sized chicken pieces from marinade.
  9. coat chicken lightly with cornstarch and fry until just light brown.
  10. remove and drain on paper towels.
  11. Just before serving, mix chicken in sauce.
  12. this can be served with/over rice and with steamed broccoli florets.
  13. i double the sauce and add steamed vegetables.
  14. the sauce is good on ANYTHING - for vegans, over fried drained tofu cubes -- .

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