Chow Mein

Cook rice and have ready.

Prepare and have ready.

1 lb. pork, beef, chicken, or shrimp, cut in thin slices
3 c. celery, sliced diagnonally
2 c. onions, sliced lengthwise
3/4 c. mushrooms, fresh, or canned (drain)
3 c. fresh bean sprouts

Combine in a small bowl and set aside:

1 T. fresh ginger, chopped (I use fresh ginger from a  plastic tube from
produce section) OR 1/4 tsp. powdered ginger
1 tsp. sugar
3 T. cornstarch
5 T. soy sauce
3/4 c. soup stock or reconstituted bouillon

Heat in a large skillet:
1 T. oil

Add meat and stir-fry just until done.   Remove from heat.  In another skillet, stir-fry in 1 T. oil each vegetable just until slightly cooked.  Add each vegetable to meat skillet after stir-frying.  Just before serving, reheat meat mixture and add sauce.  Cook just until sauce thickens and clears.  Serve hot with rice.

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