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Stir Fry Chinese Celery

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Chinese Celery Stir-fry

Stir fry Chinese Celery

Rhonda Parkinson
Chinese celery has a stronger flavor than European celery. It is combined with chilies, soy sauce and sugar in this simple stir fry.
Stir Fry Chinese Celery serves 3 to 4.

Yield: Serves 3 to 4

Ingredients:

  • 8 - 10 ounces Chinese celery
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or peanut oil, for stir-frying
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons chopped red chilies
  • 2 teaspoons Chinese rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chicken broth or water

Preparation:

1. Separate the celery stalks. Rinse the celery, pat dry with paper towels. Chop the stalks and leaves into 1-inch pieces, cutting the stalks on the diagonal.
2. Preheat the wok on medium-high heat and add 1 tablespoon oil. When the oil is hot, add the chopped garlic, chilies and the Chinese celery. Stir fry until the Chinese celery starts to turn dark green (about 2 minutes), splashing with the rice wine or sherry during stir frying.
3. Add the soy sauce, sugar and 1 tablespoon of the chicken broth. Continue stir-frying until the Chinese celery is tender but still firm, adding the remaining 1/2 tablespoon chicken broth if needed. Serve hot.

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