Crispy Ginger Beef



1 lb flank steaks or 1 lb sirloin steak, sliced into narrow strips
3⁄4 cup cornstarch
1⁄2 cup water
2 eggs
1 large carrot, julienned
3 green onions, chopped
1⁄4 cup fresh ginger, minced
5 garlic cloves, minced
canola oil
3 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1⁄2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes, to taste


Place cornstarch in a large bowl

Add water gradually while whisking

Beat eggs into cornstarch mixture

Toss in beef and stir to coat

Pour 1 inch of oil into wok, heat until boiling hot, but not smoking

Add a quarter of the beef to the oil

Seperate with a fork and cook, stirring frequently, until crispy, Remove, drain on paper towel and set aside

Repeat until all the beef is cooked

Drain off all oil except for about 1 tablespoons and add carrots, onion, ginger, and garlic in that order

Stir fry briefly over high heat

Combine last 5 ingredients and add to vegetable mixture

Bring to a boil and then add beef

Heat thorough and serve immediately

If you like sweet, spicy, crispy Chinese food- this is for you