water chestnut powder or sweet potato flour
shredded water chestnuts
lard or shortening
plastic wrap, 14''x15''
baking pan with plastic wrap; lightly grease the wrap with oil. In a bowl,
mix water chestnut powder or sweet potato flour, water and evaporated milk
well. Bring shredded water chestnuts, water and sugar to a boil; pour
water chestnut powder or sweet potato flour, water and evaporated milk
slowly into shredded water chestnuts, water, and sugar and stir until
thickened. Pour mixture into baking pan and steam over high heat for30
minutes; allow to cool. Remove the cake and slice it. Fry the sliced cake
in shortening over medium heat until the cake is slightly golden. Remove
and serve hot. Total Time: 45m
Yard-Long Beans and
Yield: 4 Servings
1 lb Yard-long beans
1/3 c Water
2 tb Butter Salt
1 tb Parsley; finely
Yard-long beans are a
great delicacy with their tender, string-less, quick-cooking qualities.
They are an asset to any fast stir-fry dish paired with shrimp or beef.
Or try them with water chestnuts in this manner.
Trim ends from beans
and cut in 1-inch lengths. Cook in a small amount of boiling salted
water for 3 to 5 minutes, or just until tender; drain. Add water
chestnuts, butter and salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with parsley.
Makes about 4
Green Beans and Water Chestnuts
2 tablespoons peanut or corn oil
1 pound fresh green beans, cleaned and snapped into 2-inch pieces
1 cup peeled and sliced fresh water chestnuts
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon cornstarch combined with 2 tablespoons
Heat a wok over high heat until hot. Add peanut oil
and stir-fry the green beans and water chestnuts for 3 to 4 minutes.
Add sugar and salt and mix well. Add the chicken broth. Cover the wok and cook for 3 to 4 minutes until beans are
Mix the cornstarch and water very well and slowly add
to the pan, stirring until the liquid thickens and beans and water
chestnuts are coated with a light, clear glaze. Serve hot. Serves 6.
Per serving: 88 calories; 4.7 g fat (0.8 g saturated fat; 48 percent calories from
fat); trace cholesterol; 564 mg sodium;
10.9 g carbohydrates.
*Chinese Water Chestnut;
Ma Ti; Ma-Tai, (C); Chee-Chang, (H).
Elaeocharis Dulcis Trin. (Cyperaceae)