Ok, this meal was a comedy of events. Our family loves General Tso chicken from the local restaurant. However we are in the process of adopting from China and are saving all our pennies. So, I went looking for a good recipe to make it at home. This recipe seemed to get the best reviews. I printed it and added the ingredients to the grocery list. The night I was going to make it, my dh comes home and says he doesn't mind making it, so I move out of the way. I start doing "prep" work like cutting up broccoli, onions, and gathering ingredients. My dh starts putting together the chicken ingredients to fry. First I tell him to use the cornstarch, he gets out the cornmeal. Thankfully I notice this and correct him. He starts frying and I say, "did you add the sugar?" "What? No". So he goes back to the recipe and finds the quantity of sugar, adds it and starts frying. Immediately the chicken is burning black. (me) "How much sugar did you use?",(him)"It says 1/2 cup."(me)"No, it says 1 t" (he really does know how to cook). We doubled the sauce and overcooked the broccoli. Even though it was a little sweet it was good. We can't wait to make it "RIGHT" the next time. Thanks for a great recipe even when it was so messed up by us!
NEW INFORMATION: We tried it as written and didn't like it. Next time, we are going ahead and purposefully repeating the mistakes of the first time we made it (except the overcooked broccoli). We liked it much better the first time.
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Ok, this meal was a comedy of events. Our family loves General Tso chicken from the local...