Shrimp With Cucumbers © 1967
Peel 3 cucumbers, quarter them lengthwise, and cut in 2-inch pieces. Shell and clean 1 lb. uncooked shrimp and dredge with a mixture of 1 T. cornstarch, 1/2 t. salt, and 1 T sherry.
Heat pan, add 2 T. oil, fry shrimp 3 minutes, and drain. Reheat pan, add 1 T. oil and cucumbers, and fry a few seconds. Add 2 T. soy sauce, 1 t. sugar, and 1/2 t. cornstarch mixed with 1/4 C. water; simmer a minute. Add shrimp and heat thoroughly. Serve hot. Serves. 4.
The Art of Chinese Cooking