- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon ginger, minced
- 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup water
- 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
- vegetable oil, for frying (about 1 cup) ( I actually only used a few Table spoons of oil and eliminated a step by not having to dump out the excess oil later.)
- 1 lb flank steak
- 1/4 cup corn starch
- 2 large green onions
· Make the sauce by heating 2 tsp of vegetable oil in a medium saucepan over med/low heat.
· Don't get the oil too hot.
· Add ginger and garlic to the pan and quickly add the soy sauce and water before the garlic scorches.
· Dissolve the brown sugar in the sauce, then raise the heat to about medium and boil the sauce for 2-3 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
· Remove it from the heat.
· Slice the flank steak against the grain into 1/4" thick bite-size slices.
· Tilt the blade of your knife at about a forty five degree angle to the top of the steak so that you get wider cuts.
· Dip the steak pieces into the cornstarch to apply a very thin dusting to both sides of each piece of beef.
Let the beef sit for about 10 minutes so that the cornstarch sticks.
· As the beef sits, heat up one cup of oil in a wok (you may also use a skillet for this step as long as the beef will be mostly covered with oil). (like I said I only used a few Tablespoons of oil, so the beef wasn't covered.)
· Heat the oil over medium heat until it's nice and hot, but not smoking.
· Add the beef to the oil and sauté for just two minutes, or until the beef just begins to darken on the edges.
· You don't need a thorough cooking here since the beef is going to go back on the heat later.
· Stir the meat around a little so that it cooks evenly.
· After a couple minutes, use a large slotted spoon to take the meat out and onto paper towels, then pour the oil out of the wok or skillet. (If you only use a few Tablespoons of oil you eliminated this step.) :)
· Put the pan back over the heat, dump the meat back into it and simmer for one minute.
· Add the sauce, cook for one minute while stirring, then add all the green onions.
· Cook for one more minute, then remove the beef and onions with tongs or a slotted spoon to a serving plate.. Leave excess sauce behind in the pan.
. Serve with Rice