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General Tsao Chicken

General Tsao meets Watermelon for a match made in heaven.

  • 8 ounces watermelon, sliced
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water (to adjust thickness)
  • 1 tablespoon soybean oil
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup mushroom soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sherry or chardonnay
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce

1. Dust the sliced watermelon in the cornstarch before dipping into the batter.
2. Deep fry the watermelon until golden brown.
3. Set to the side to cool, then deep fry it again to crisp up.

To make the sauce:
1. Heat soybean oil in a hot wok and add garlic, ginger and hot sauce.
2. Stir for a couple of seconds.
3. Add one cup of the General Tsao sauce, bring to a boil, add dissolved cornstarch to thicken sauce. Put the golden watermelon in and coat with the sauce. Serve.

Note: After you make the batter, let the batter rest for at least 20 minutes before frying. The end result will have a far better texture.


Makes 2 servings.

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