For Lent this year, a friend of mine gave up her favorite thing in the world and the side item that graced her plate almost every day…french fries. In her quest to quell her cravings, she has tried many substitutes. We may have hit the spot with this recipe! Stir Fried Bamboo Shoots offer the same crunch that she misses from French fries and they are as simple to make as popping frozen fries in the oven.
Here’s what you need to make stir-fried bamboo shoots:
- 2 c. Bamboo Shoots, dried and sliced thinly
- Salad Oil
- 1 tbsp. cornstarch
- 1 tsp. sugar
- ½ c. cold water
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
Here’s how you make your stir-fried bamboo shoots:
- Heat salad oil in a large frying pan, covering at least an inch of the base of the pan.
- Add the bamboo shoots and stir fry. Stir the shoots and cook until they change color slightly.
- Remove the shoots and drain on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
- Remove the oil from the pan.
- Using the same pan, heat 2 tbsp. oil.
- In a separate bowl, mix cornstarch, sugar and cold water.
- Add the fried bamboo shoots to the hot pan and stir long enough to heat.
- Add the cornstarch mixture and soy sauce.
- Mix thoroughly until mixture thickens.
Serve hot with chopped green onion as a garnish.
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