Today while I was sitting at my desk reconciling an account and looking for 20 cents, I got an idea for dinner, weird right? Probably why I couldn’t find the 20 cents, my mind was elsewhere. Anyways I remembered one time a long, long time ago I went to a Thai restaurant in DC with a friend and we ordered Crispy Beef with Green Beans, very yummy.
I needed a few things, like rice wine and chile paste, so I ran over to the Asian market. This place is huge and has every single Asian item you can think of, it is interesting shopping there, especially since I can barely make out the labels.
Well the Spicy Crispy Beef was a hit, I loved it, hubby loved it and our friends that we invited over loved it. This gets a super delicious!
Spicy Crispy Beef
- 1/4 tablespoon salt
- black pepper
- 12 ounces flank steak, thinly sliced
- 1 quart oil for frying
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon rice wine
- 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
- 7 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon chile paste
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger root
- 1/4 tsp crush red pepper
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/4 cup sliced onion
- 1/2 cup of fresh green beans
Heat oil in frying pan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine salt and pepper together. Mix thoroughly. Toss the steak slices. Deep fry the steak slices until fulling cooked and crisped. Remove from oil, and set aside.
In another mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, rice wine and honey. Add sugar, chili paste, crushed red pepper, water, and ginger. Mix well and set aside.
Heat a wok or deep frying pan over medium high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, and quickly saute the onion, garlic and green beans for 30 seconds. Add the sauce mixture, and cook another 30 seconds. Finally, add the strips of fried steak and toss, coat with sauce, cook for additional 5 mins.