When my mother came up with the name of her first cookbook the term "All-American" only seemed fit. After all, she was 1st generation Chinese married to an American, Irish, Norwegian man living in Nebraska where traditional Chinese ingredients were not made readily available. It isn't until now that I truly understand the meaning of the All-American... (read more)

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Sweet & Sour Sauce

This popular sauce is ideal for dipping egg rolls and fried wontons.

½ cup sugar
½ cup ketchup
½ cup white vinegar
½ cup water
1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 2 tablespoons water

In a small bowl, dissolve 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in 2 tablespoons of water. Mix well.

To Cook:
In a small saucepan, mix sugar, ketchup, vinegar and water together. Cook and stir over medium heat and bring to a boil. Add the dissolved cornstarch immediately. Stir for a few seconds until the sauce thickens and becomes clear. Remove from heat. Serve the dipping sauce warm or at room temperature.

Makes 1-½ cups
Preparation and cooking time: 6 minutes

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