Recipe Corner - Spicy Crispy Beef

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cooking-crispy-beef.jpg¼ cup cornstarch
¼ tablespoon salt
black pepper
12 ounces flank steak, thinly sliced
oil for frying

4 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
½ tablespoon rice wine
1½ tablespoons honey
7 tablespoons granulated sugar
½ tablespoon chilli paste
¼ cup water
3 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
¼ cup sliced onion
¼ cup diced red bell pepper


Heat oil in deep-fryer to 190ºC.

Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine cornstarch, salt and pepper together. Mix thoroughly. Toss the steak slices in the cornstarch mixture and coat well.

Deep fry the coated steak slices until golden brown. Check to make sure they are cooked through. Remove from oil, and set aside.

In another mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, rice wine and honey. Add sugar, chilli paste, water, and ginger. Mix well and set aside.

Heat a wok or deep frying pan over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil, and quickly sauté the onion, garlic and red pepper for 30 seconds. Add the sauce mixture, and cook another 30 seconds. Finally, add the strips of fried steak and toss to heat through and coat with sauce.

Perfect served with rice and steamed vegetables.