For the week before Chinese New Year (2/3), here is a series of recipes. It's traditional to cook food that reflects the particular year. 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit, but I'll include recipes for various years.
1 fresh dressed rabbit
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons corn flour
cooking oil for frying
4 spring onions (shallots)
4 tablespoons peanut oil (optional)
2 tablespoons light soy sauce
6 tablespoons chicken stock
Wash the rabbit, dry on paper towel, and cut into 8 pieces of equal size. Beat the egg whites until frothy, add the salt and 2 teaspoons of corn flour. Mix together. Dip the rabbit pieces into the mexture,allow to stand for 15 minutes, then deep-fry until tender.
Chop onions and stir-fry at high heat for 15 seconds. Add the rabbit pieces, soy sauce and the stock. Cook at medium heat for 4-5 minutes. Serve immediately.
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