Stir Fried Corn with Pine Nuts




Stir Fried Corn with Pine Nuts

Stir fried corn with pine nuts is a famous northern Chinese dish。 The main ingredients are the sweet corn kernels and pine nuts.  These two go really great together and create a very nice flavor that is nutty and sweet.


1 teaspoon potato starch
2 tablespoons chicken stock (Or water)
1/4 cup pine nuts
2 teaspoons peanut oil (or vegetable oil)
1 teaspoon chopped green onion
1 red bell pepper
1 cup frozen corn
1/3 cup cubed English cucumber (or frozen peas)
1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon sugar



Step 1:  Prep and chop veggies. Whisk cornstarch into chicken stock. Set aside. Add pine nuts to a skillet and heat over medium heat. Stir the pine nuts frequently. When the pine nuts start to turn golden brown, turn to medium low heat. Cook and stir until for another minute, until the pine nuts turn light brown. Transfer to a plate to cool.



Step 2: Add oil to the same skillet and turn to medium heat. Add green onion and stir a few times. Add bell pepper and cucumber. Stir and cook for one minute.   Then add corn.  Stir fry for another two minutes.   Season with salt and sugar. Stir and cook for another minute.   Turn off heat. Whisk the potato starch slurry again and swirl it into the skillet. Stir to mix well.  Add toasted pine nuts. Stir to mix well.