Chinese Crispy Beef with Ginger

    35 min

    Sliced steak pieces are dredged in cornflour, then deep-fried until crispy, before being stir-fried with an aromatic ginger sauce. Serve over freshly cooked rice and steamed vegetables.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 4 tablespoons cornflour
    • 1/4 tablespoon salt
    • black pepper
    • 350g lean beef steak, thinly sliced
    • 1 litre oil for frying
    • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1/2 tablespoon rice wine
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
    • 85g granulated sugar
    • 1/2 tablespoon chilli paste
    • 4 tablespoons water
    • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh root ginger
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 1 small onion, sliced
    • 1/2 small red pepper, diced

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Heat oil in deep fat fryer to 190 degrees C.
    2. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine cornflour, salt and pepper together. Mix thoroughly. Toss the sliced steak in the cornflour mixture and coat well.
    3. Deep fry the coated sliced steak until golden brown. Check to make sure they are cooked through. Remove from oil and set aside.
    4. 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.
    5. Heat a wok or deep frying pan over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of oil and quickly saute 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.

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    Holy moly this was amazing!! As good as any Chinese I've had. I've had some incredible spare ribs at a restaurant in Vancouver BC and I never knew how they made them so good but the secret is in the cornflour coating it makes the beef so tasty and when the sticky sauce is on you get the perfect little crispy bits. I will be trying this with some other meats and spare ribs. Probably the best recipe I've made from here.  -  26 Jan 2018


    well i do not know why corn flour is used, it didn't coat the beef well at all, so i ended up deep frying good fillet steak, corn flour is for thickening! disappointed!  -  08 Feb 2015


    This was really simple but very tasty  -  03 Oct 2013