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Chinese Pizza with Ginger Dipping Sauce

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This recipe we found at The Food Network and I am so glad that we did! I haven’t had these in years! This was a favorite snack of mine at my hometown local Chinese Restaurant, The Full Ho and I have yet to find them again. Some people call them Chinese Pancakes or Scallion Pancakes, but I know them by Chinese Pizza. When I came across this recipe, I knew immediately that we had to make them. They came out tasting exactly like the ones from Full Ho. Yay!!! Doing the happy dance! 🙂

Ingredients
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup sliced scallions
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 cup canola oil
Salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 cup ginger dipping sauce, recipe to follow
Directions
In a bowl, sift flour. Slowly add water in a steady stream while mixing with a wooden spoon. Keep adding water until a ball is formed. Let ball of dough relax for about 30 minutes and cover with damp cloth.

On a floured surface, roll out dough into a thin rectangle.

Brush on oil mixture, cover with scallion and season with salt and pepper.

Carefully roll dough. This part is a little tricky and sticky. Make sure you have enough flour on your surface.

Cut into 4 pieces. Take one piece and twist 3 times.

Make a spiral out of this and roll again and flatten to achieve a 5 to 6 inch pancake.

In a hot non-stick pan, coat with some of the leftover sesame and canola oil and pan sear both sides until golden brown.

Place on plate covered with a paper towel. Place a paper towel over each pizza to absorb the oil.

Cut into pizza slices and serve immediately with dipping sauce.

GINGER DIPPING SAUCE:
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/4 cup sliced scallions
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon sugar
Combine all ingredients.

Simply delicious!

Sweet and Sour Chicken

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Tonight was our first attempt at making Chinese food. This recipe was amazing, better than take out! It does take some time, but it is definitely worth the work. The flavor of the sauce is incredible and the texture of the chicken is wonderful. We were all just smacking our lips with this one. Nom nom nom!

For the Chicken:
3-4 boneless,skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup cornstarch
2 eggs, slightly beaten
¼ cup canola or vegetable oil

For the Sauce:
¾ cup sugar
4 tablespoons ketchup
½ cup vinegar (preferably rice or white)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon garlic powder

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Season chicken with salt and pepper.

Working in two batches, toss the chicken pieces in cornstarch and then coat with the egg.

Heat the oil over medium-high heat and again in two batches, brown the chicken, turning it so that all sides are browned.

Place the chicken in a single layer in a 9×13 baking dish. Whisk together the sauce ingredients in a small bowl and pour evenly over the chicken. Turn the chicken to ensure each piece is coated.

Bake for 1 hour, turning the chicken every 15 minutes.

Recipe adapted from http://www.browneyedbaker.com/