Spicy Crispy Beef


  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ tablespoon salt
  • black pepper
  • 12 ounces flank steak, thinly sliced
  • 1 quart oil for frying
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • ½ tablespoon rice wine
  • 1 ½ tablespoons honey
  • 7 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • ½ tablespoon chile paste
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger root
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ¼ cup sliced onion
  • ¼ cup diced red bell pepper
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).


  • Step 2

    Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, combine cornstarch, salt and pepper together. Mix thoroughly. Toss the steak slices in the cornstarch mixture and coat well.

  • Step 3

    Deep fry the coated steak slices until golden brown. Check to make sure they are cooked through. Remove from oil, and set aside.

  • Step 4

    In another mixing bowl, combine the soy sauce, rice vinegar, rice wine and honey. Add sugar, chili paste, water, and ginger. Mix well and set aside.

  • Step 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.

  • Editor's Note

    We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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