I love crispy chilli beef.. It is my ‘test’ for a Chinese take-away.. It’s gotta be right.. Not all clumped together like some sugary chewy beef bhaji.. Although writing that has got me thinking.. Hmmmm !
The beef is cut into thin strips.. Tossed in seasoned cornflour and shallow fried off in mrs Middletons oil..
While that rests a little it’s time to make the chow mein..
Chopped white onion..hard fried with ginger and garlic paste.. Beansprouts added.. And remember you always need more than you think!
The fresh egg noodles added and heaps of kikoman soy sauce..
Swish swish shakey shakey shake..
Out of the pan when cooked through and scorched just a little..
The crispy beef back in the wiped out wok, I may have mentioned it before yet our wok is tremendous ! And it was a freebie over a decade ago from uncle Ben .. ( the brand not a relative ahem..)..
Then the sweet chilli sauce added thinned out with mirin and soy .. Stunning! Clinging to the crispy beef bits so well!
All piled onto a plate and eaten while a little too hot perhaps! Ouchy!!!
Mrs Fitz has some left for her supper as am out into the capital city tonite to Union Square for cocktails and canapés .. Ooh laa laaa! (Add siracha sauce Mrs Fitz! Won’t be too late..)
Did I pass my own test of crispy chilli beef?