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Fiery Pork and Bamboo Shoots
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Fiery Pork and Winter Bamboo Shoots Over Snow

. Prep
  30 min.
15 min.
Ready In
40 min.

4 servings
Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free
Metric measurements


1 large pork chops end-cut*
1 1/4 cups bamboo shoots winter, slivered
1 teaspoon ginger root minced*
2 large garlic clovesVideo *
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1/2 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon chili paste with garlic
1 pinch sugarVideo *
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1/2 cup rice noodles stick
2 teaspoons soy sauce thin
2 teaspoons cornstarchVideo
1 x cornstarchVideo mix with water to form a paste*
1 teaspoon red vinegar chinese*
* not incl. in nutrient facts


Preparation: Rinse bamboo shoots; slice and sliver to the size of thick matchsticks.

Slice pork like bamboo and marinate in thin soy sauce and cornstarch for 10 minutes.

Peel and slice garlic in thin rounds.

Combine stock, chili paste and sugar.

Deep-frying Rice Stick: Break up rice stick before measuring.

Heat vegetable oil in hot wok.

When oil is medium hot, test a few pieces of rice stick: it should fry quickly to a puffy white.

If it browns, turn down the heat.

Fry rice sticks in very small batches.

Spread out fried snow on serving platter, reserve in warm place.

Stir-Frying: Clean wok; then reheat to very hot.

Add peanut oil, heating until it just begins to smoke; add drained pork and stir-fry briskly for about 2 minutes.

Add bamboo, garlic and ginger.

Toss with pork for 1 minute.

Re- stir liquids and add to wok.

Cover wok, and simmer for 3 minutes.

Remove cover; turn up heat again; boil briefly to reduce sauce; sprinkle on vinegar.

Ladle over rice stick and serve.


Bamboo Factoid

When bamboo plants flower, they may or may not produce viable seed. They generally will flower for 2 to 3 years and in many cases will die out after flowering. Most, if not all of the plants vigor is put into flowering with reduced leaf mass and shoot production. Generally bamboo plants are not grown by seed. Buyers should beware of offers to sell bamboo seed, especially seed from rare or unusual varieties.