Ginger+beef
Ginger+beef

Ginger Beef

From blog post: Homemade Ginger Beef!

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February 3, 2011

If you can find thinly sliced beef for rouladen or bolgogi beef, it's an easy start. Adapted from the Best of Bridge.

  • Makes: Serves 6.

Ingredients

1 lb. sirloin steak or any other cut you like (I used eye of round)

1 egg, beaten

3/4 cup cornstarch

1/3 cup water

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup soy sauce

3 Tbsp. rice vinegar

2 Tbsp. wine (red or white - optional)

1 Tbsp. sesame oil

pinch red chili flakes

1/4 cup grated fresh ginger

4-5 garlic cloves, crushed

canola oil, for cooking

1 small red pepper, sliced

1 large carrot, coarsely grated

2 green onions, chopped

Directions

1Thinly slice the beef into strips a few inches long and about 1/4-inch wide. Toss with egg in a medium bowl. Stir together the cornstarch and water and add to the beef; toss to blend well.

2In a small bowl or measuring cup, stir together the sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, wine, sesame oil and chili flakes. Stir in half the ginger and garlic.

3In a wok or heavy pot, heat about an inch of oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Drop the strips of beef into the oil using a fork, chopsticks or tongs, keeping them from clumping together and cooking in batches so the beef doesn't crowd the pot. Once golden and crisp, transfer to a paper towel-lined plate or sheet. Pour the oil out into a jar (or start with a fresh pan or wok with a new drizzle of oil) and add the pepper, carrots, green onion and remaining ginger and garlic to the pan. Cook for a minute or two, then pour the sauce overtop and heat through. Put the beef in a shallow bowl, pour the sauce over top and serve immediately.

Makes: Serves 6.
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