Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Ginger Fried Beef

This is a excellent ginger beef recipe!! It is from the cookbook "The Best of the Best"|. We have made this recipe for years and have never come across another recipe that can compare.  We use thinly sliced flank steak and REAL ginger in this blue ribbon recipe!! What is nice is that you can make the ginger beef ahead of time and then add the sauce just prior to serving. T

2lbs or 1 kg flank steak
4 beaten eggs
1 ½ Cup cornstarch
1 Cup water
Vegetable oil for cooking
1 ½ Cup julienne or shredded carrots
¼ Cup chopped green onions
½ Cup grated fresh ginger
8 cloves of garlic
6 Tablespoons soya sauce
4 Tablespoons red or white wine
4 tablespoons white vinegar 
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoon sesame oil
1/2 Cup Sweet Chili Pepper Sauce(also called Sweet with Heat)
Sriracha Sauce to taste (I use 1/4 cup approximately) 
Chili flakes 

  • Slice partially frozen steak across the grain into thin narrow strips. 
  • Beat eggs in a shallow baking dish and stir in sliced beef. 
  • Dissolve cornstarch in water and mix into the beef mixture. 
  • Pour 2-3 inches of vegetable oil into a wok and heat, hot but not smoking. 
  • Gently drop the strips of meat into hot oil and fry until beef is crispy. 
  • Separate the meat using two forks while meat is cooking as it has a tendency to stick together. 
  • Once crispy , remove and drain meat on a paper towel lined dish. 
  • Set cooked meat aside. 
  • Dispose of frying oil and clean wok. Put two tablespoons of vegetable oil into the wok to heat. 
  • Add carrots,onions, garlic and ginger stirring frequently for a few minutes. 
  • In a bowl mix soy sauce, wine, vinegar, oil, chili flakes and sugar together. 
  • Stir mixture into vegetables. 
  • Add beef mix well. 
  • Put ginger beef into a large baking dish and place in oven on 350 degrees to tighten up sauce but not so long the beef dries up.
  • Serve with steamed rice. 
Print Recipe:Ginger Fried Beef

Slice partially frozen meat thinly across the grain.

Stir meat into eaggs.

Add water and cornstarch, stir well.

Stir cornstarch mixture into meat mixture.

Heat oil.

Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with paper towel.

Drop the meat into the oil, very carefully now!!

Cook until crispy, separating the meat if it cooks together.

Drain on paper towels.
Chop and prepare vegetables.

Combine sauce ingredients.

Chop garlic.

Grate the ginger. Frozen ginger is very easy to grate.

Clean the wok and add oil to the pan to cook the vegetables.

Add the vegetables to the hot oil.

Cook for approximately 5 minutes.

Add sauce

Add beef to the wok and stir.

Cook mixture for a couple of minutes.

Place all the ginger beef into a 9x13 inch baking dish.

Cook in the oven to just tighten up the sauce.

Serve with rice.

Add a little hot sauce. We like Siracha sauce or sweet chili sauce to give it a little heat.

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