Replica Recipe ~ P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef




Replica Recipe ~ P.F. Chang's Mongolian Beef
Recipe type: Entree
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • vegetable oil, for frying (about 1 cup)
  • 1 lb flank steak
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 large green onions, sliced on the diagonal into one-inch lengths
Instructions
  1. Make the sauce by heating 2 tsp of vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over med/low heat.
  2. Don't get the oil too hot.
  3. Add ginger and garlic to the pan and quickly add the soy sauce and water before the garlic scorches.
  4. Dissolve the brown sugar in the sauce, then raise the heat to about medium and boil the sauce for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  5. Remove it from the heat.
  6. Slice the flank steak against the grain into ¼" thick bite-size slices (Tilt the blade of your knife at about a forty five degree angle to the top of the steak so that you get wider cuts).
  7. Dip the steak pieces into the cornstarch to apply a very thin dusting to both sides of each piece of beef.
  8. Let the beef sit for about 10 minutes so that the cornstarch sticks.
  9. As the beef sits, heat up one cup of oil in a wok (you may also use a skillet for this step as long as the beef will be mostly covered with oil).
  10. Heat the oil over medium heat until it's nice and hot, but not smoking.
  11. Add the beef to the oil and sauté for just two minutes, or until the beef just begins to darken on the edges.
  12. You don't need a thorough cooking here since the beef is going to go back on the heat later.
  13. Stir the meat around a little so that it cooks evenly.
  14. After a couple minutes, use a large slotted spoon to take the meat out and onto paper towels, then pour the oil out of the wok or skillet.
  15. Put the pan back over the heat, dump the meat back into it and simmer for one minute.
  16. Add the sauce, cook for one minute while stirring, then add all the green onions.
  17. Cook for one more minute, then remove the beef and onions with tongs or a slotted spoon to a serving plate.
  18. Leave the excess sauce behind in the pan.

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Panda Express Chow Mein Replica Recipe




Panda Express Chow Mein Replica Recipe
Recipe type: Entree
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 scallions, trimmed, and cut crosswise into ½-inch thick pieces
  • 1½ cups sliced Napa cabbage
  • ¼ cup sliced celery
  • ¼ cup bean sprouts
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • ½ tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Oriental sesame oil
  • ½ tablespoon cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tablespoon cold water
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • ¼ pound cooked vermicelli noodles
Instructions
  1. In a large heavy skillet heat the vegetable oil until it is hot but not smoking and in it stir-fry the scallions, cabbage, celery and bean sprouts for 3 minutes, or until the cabbage is wilted. Add the sugar, broth, soy sauce, and sesame oil and simmer the mixture, covered, for 3 minutes. Stir the cornstarch mixture, stir it into the vegetable mixture, and bring the liquid to a boil. Season to taste with red pepper flakes. Simmer until heated through and serve over noodles.

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Panda Express Beijing Beef Replica Recipe




Panda Express Beijing Beef Replica Recipe
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Chinese
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb flank steak, sliced into thin strips
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch, for dusting
  • oil, for frying
  • Marinade
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon crush chili pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Vegetables
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium white onion, sliced
Instructions
  1. Cut beef into thin strips . In a bowl of sealable bag combine all marinade ingredients and mix well. Add beef slices and marinate for 15 minutes.
  2. While beef in marinating mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and refrigerate.
  3. When the beef is done marinating coat the beef slices with 6 tablespoons of cornstarch. Remove any access cornstarch and deep fry (either in a deep fryer or wok) beef slices in batches until floating or golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Add a couple tablespoons of oil to the wok and add minced garlic and stir fry for 10 seconds. Add red and green bell peppers and onions and stir fry for 2 minutes. Remove vegetables and set aside.
  5. Pour sauce into the wok and heat until boiling. In a serving dish add beef and vegetables and coat with the sauce.

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Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Replica Recipe




Olive Garden Minestrone Soup Replica Recipe
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup minced white onion (about 1 small onion)
  • ½ cup chopped zucchini
  • ½ cup frozen cut Italian cut green beans
  • ¼ cup minced celery (about ½ stalk)
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (Swanson is good *note ( Do not use chicken broth!*)
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans red kidney beans, drained
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans small white beans or 2 (15 ounce) cans great northern beans, drained
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup carrot (julienned or shredded)
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • ½ cup small shell pasta
Instructions
  1. Heat three tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot.
  2. Saute onion, celery, garlic, green beans, and zucchini in the oil for 5 minutes or until onions begin to turn translucent.
  3. Add vegetable broth to pot, plus drained tomatoes, beans, carrot, hot water, and spices.
  4. Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Add spinach leaves and pasta and cook for an additional 20 minutes or until desired consistency.
  6. Makes about eight 1½ cup servings.

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P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef Replica Recipe




P.F. Chang's Mongolian Beef Replica Recipe
Recipe type: Entree
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ cup dark brown sugar
  • vegetable oil, for frying (about 1 cup)
  • 1 lb flank steak
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 large green onions, sliced on the diagonal into one-inch lengths
Instructions
  1. Make the sauce by heating 2 tsp of vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over med/low heat.
  2. Don't get the oil too hot.
  3. Add ginger and garlic to the pan and quickly add the soy sauce and water before the garlic scorches.
  4. Dissolve the brown sugar in the sauce, then raise the heat to about medium and boil the sauce for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
  5. Remove it from the heat.
  6. Slice the flank steak against the grain into ¼" thick bite-size slices (Tilt the blade of your knife at about a forty five degree angle to the top of the steak so that you get wider cuts).
  7. Dip the steak pieces into the cornstarch to apply a very thin dusting to both sides of each piece of beef.
  8. Let the beef sit for about 10 minutes so that the cornstarch sticks.
  9. As the beef sits, heat up one cup of oil in a wok (you may also use a skillet for this step as long as the beef will be mostly covered with oil).
  10. Heat the oil over medium heat until it's nice and hot, but not smoking.
  11. Add the beef to the oil and sauté for just two minutes, or until the beef just begins to darken on the edges.
  12. You don't need a thorough cooking here since the beef is going to go back on the heat later.
  13. Stir the meat around a little so that it cooks evenly.
  14. After a couple minutes, use a large slotted spoon to take the meat out and onto paper towels, then pour the oil out of the wok or skillet.
  15. Put the pan back over the heat, dump the meat back into it and simmer for one minute.
  16. Add the sauce, cook for one minute while stirring, then add all the green onions.
  17. Cook for one more minute, then remove the beef and onions with tongs or a slotted spoon to a serving plate.
  18. Leave the excess sauce behind in the pan.

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Aunt Annie’s Soft Pretzel Replica Recipe




Aunt Annie's Soft Pretzel Replica Recipe
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cup warm water
  • 1⅛ teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 3 cups regular flour
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • to taste coarse salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter (melted)
Instructions
  1. et rise at least ½ hour.
  2. While dough is rising, prepare a baking soda water bath with 2 cups warm water and 2 Tbsp baking soda. Be certain to stir often. After dough has risen, pinch off bits of dough and roll into a long rope* (about ½ inch or less thick) and shape. Dip pretzel in soda solution and place on greased baking sheet. Allow pretzels to rise again. Bake in 450 degrees F oven for about 10 minutes or until golden. Brush with melted butter and enjoy!
  3. Toppings: after you brush with butter try sprinkling with coarse salt. Or for Auntie Anne's famous Cinnamon Sugar, try melting a stick of butter in a shallow bowl (big enough to fit the entire pretzel) and in another shallow bowl make a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. Dip the pretzel into the butter, coating both sides generously. Then dip again into the cinnamon mixture. Enjoy!
  4. * The longer and thinner you can make the dough rope, the more like Auntie Anne's they will be.
  5. *Sweet butter, not regular butter, is one of her secrets!

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Olive Garden Sangria – Replica Recipe




Olive Garden Sangria - Replica Recipe
Recipe type: Beverage
 
Ingredients
  • 1.5 Liters Soleo Red Table Wine
  • 10 ounces grenadine
  • 16 ounces cranberry juice cocktail
  • 12 ounces sweet vermouth
  • 10 ounces simple syrup (5 oz. sugar diluted in 5 oz. water)
  • sliced strawberries
  • sliced oranges
  • crushed ice
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients except for ice. Pour sangria in glass and then add ice. Make sure there is fruit in every glass.

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Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup Replica Recipe




Panera Broccoli Cheese Soup Replica Recipe
Recipe type: Appetizer
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ½ cup chopped yellow or white onion
  • 1 cup of half and half
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 16 ounce package of frozen chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup Julianne cut carrots - shredded carrots are ok to use
  • 1 pound loaf processed cheese food (Velveeta or a store brand)
  • 8 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan melt together butter, flour, and chopped onions. Cook butter an flour together for about a minute, and then slowly add in half and half. Add about 1 quarter of the half and half, whisk until thickened and smooth. When all of the half and half is incorporated add frozen broccoli, and American cheese, when the cheese is completely melted, add chicken broth one cup at a time until soup is well mixed and has a consistent texture. When all of the chicken broth is added add carrots, and simmer soup for about 20 minutes. During the last 10 minutes of cooking add the 8 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese. Serve when all cheese if fully melted.

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Sonic Onion Rings Replica Recipe




Sonic Onion Rings Replica Recipe
Recipe type: Side Dish
Prep time: 
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Ingredients
  • Sliced and separated Spanish onions
  • Pan or bowl of water
  • Pan or bowl of all purpose flour
  • Pan or bowl of melted vanilla ice milk
  • Pan or bowl of ground corn meal
  • Cookie sheet for air drying
Instructions
  1. Place above items on counter in order listed. Dip onion in water, then flour (shake off excess), dip in melted ice milk, then corn meal. Gently shake off excess and place on cookie sheet to air dry for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Fry until browned.
  3. Sifting the flour and corn meal once in a while keeps lumps out and makes it easier to coat the rings When placing on cookie sheets to save room, lean on top of each other to allow entire ring to dry.

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Cracker Barrel Chocolate Pecan Pie Replica Recipe




Cracker Barrel Chocolate Pecan Pie Replica Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cups melted margarine
  • 1 cups pecans
  • 3 tablespoons semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Plain pastry shell
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium sized bowl, beat together eggs, and then add in sugar, mix well. Mix in corn syrup, salt, vanilla, and margarine. Place pecans and chocolate chips in pie shell. Add mixture. The pecans will rise up to the top when baking. Bake in a 350 degrees oven for 50-60 minutes.

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