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Crispy Beef Recipe

By Hadiza Lawal 21 November 2017   |   3:00 pm

Whenever I go to a Chinese restaurant and I see crispy beef on their menu, I immediately get excited like a child in a candy store. Unfortunately, I don’t get to eat Chinese food often even though it is one of my favourite international cuisines.

Crispy Beef food

Ingredients

  • 1kg fillet/steak
  • 1/2 cup of cornstarch
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1tsp brown sugar
  • 1tbsp hoisin
  • 1tsp vegetable oil
  • Thumb-sized ginger
  • 1 garlic clove

Method

  1. Cut fillet or steak into really thin pieces as shown above.
  2. Evenly coat fillet pieces with cornstarch.
  3. Heat a wok with some oil and then add well-coated fillet pieces when hot. Fry until crispy.
  4. Drain crispy beef and leave to cool.
  5. In a clean wok, add vegetable oil then the diced/minced garlic and ginger. Simmer the garlic and ginger for a few seconds, then add soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and brown sugar. Let simmer until bubbly.
  6. Add in crispy beef and coat well in the sauce for a few seconds before taking off heat.
  7. Enjoy with rice or by itself.

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