Tsao's Chicken

Ingredients :
½  cup cornstarch
¼  cup water
1  ½  tsp minced garlic
1 ½  tsp minced ginger root
¾ cup sugar
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup white vinegar
¼ cup cooking wine
1 ½ cup hot chicken broth
1 tsp monosodium glutamate (optional)  
3 lbs deboned dark chicken meat, cut into large chunks
¼ cup soy sauce
1 tsp white pepper
1 egg
1 cup cornstarch Vegetable oil for deep−frying
2 cups sliced green onions
16 small dried hot peppers   

Direction :
Mix ½ cup cornstarch with water.
Add garlic, ginger, sugar, ½ cup soy sauce, vinegar, wine, chicken broth and MSG (if desired).
Stir until sugar dissolves. Refrigerate until needed.    In separate bowl, mix chicken ¼ cup soy sauce and white pepper. Stir in egg.
Add 1 cup cornstarch and mix until chicken pieces are coated evenly. Add cup of vegetable oil to help separate chicken pieces.  
Divide chicken into small quantities and deep−fry at 350 degrees until crispy. Drain on paper towels.   Place a small amount of oil in wok and heat until wok is hot. Add onions and peppers and stir−fry briefly. Stir sauce and add to wok. Place chicken in sauce and cook until sauce thickens.


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