Guan Chang - Vegetarian

Guan chang, or filled sausage, has been a popular snack in Beijing since the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). The sausage is made with starch or flour, and mixed with spices. It is boiled and then cut into cubes or slices and fried. It can also be made with ground meat.

MaterialsMetricUS
Potato flour600 g1.32 lb
Water400 ml13.3 oz fl
Ingredients per 1000g (1 kg) of meat
Salt6 g1 tsp
Sugar30 g2 Tbsp 1 Tbsp
Rice wine, sweet15 ml1 Tbsp
Soy sauce15 ml
Cinnamon1.0 g1/2 tsp
Ginger, powdered0.5 g1/4 tsp
Cardamom0.5 g1/4 tsp
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients with warm water.
  2. Start slowly adding water and keep on kneading until a soft dough is obtained.
  3. Stuff into 32 mm clear fibrous casings.
  4. Place in a boiling water and cook at 80° C (176° F) for 30 minutes.
  5. Refrigerate.
  6. To serve cut the sausage into cubes or slices and fry.

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