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Hot Garlic Babycorn

Babycorns cooked with hot garlic sauce

This recipe is from the book Best of Chinese Cooking.

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Hot Garlic Babycorn

Main Ingredients

Garlic, Babycorns




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Level Of Cooking

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  • Garlic finely chopped
    10-12 cloves
  • Babycorns cut diagonally into 1/2 inch pieces
  • Cornflour/ corn starch
    4 tablespoons
  • Oil
    3 tbsps + to deep fry
  • Dried red chillies broken into 2 pieces
  • Tomato sauce
    4 tablespoons
  • Vinegar
    1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli paste
    2 tablespoons
  • Hot black bean paste
    1 tablespoon
  • Sugar
    1 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Vegetable stock
    1 cup
  • Green capsicum cut into 1/2 inch diamonds
    1/2 medium
  • Yellow capsicum cut into 1/2 inch diamonds
    1/2 medium
  • Onion quartered and layers separated
    1 medium
  • Spring onion bulb sliced thinly
  • Sesame oil (til oil)
    1 teaspoon
  • Red chilli flakes
    1 tablespoon


Step 1

Sprinkle two tablespoons of cornflour on the babycorn pieces and mix well. Sprinkle two tablespoons of water if you find it too dry. Heat sufficient oil in a wok and deep fry babycorn for three to four minutes or until crisp.

Step 2

Drain on absorbent kitchen towel. Mix two tablespoons of cornflour in one cup of water.

Step 3

Heat three tablespoons oil in a wok, add red chillies and garlic stir-fry for half a minute. Add tomato sauce, vinegar, red chilli paste, hot black bean paste, sugar and salt.

Step 4

Stir in vegetable stock and continue to cook on high heat for a minute. Add both the capsicums, onion and spring onion and cook for a couple of minutes more.

Step 5

Stir in cornflour mixture and cook till the sauce begins to thicken. Add deep fried babycorn and toss well to coat. Drizzle sesame oil, sprinkle red chilli flakes and serve hot.

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