Beef with Celery

Beef With Celery

Ingredients :

  • 1 lb. beef rump or round steak
  • 2 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 1 egg white
  • 4 to 6 stalks celery
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 6 green onions, cut into an inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped, pared fresh ginger root
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1-1/2 tbsp. dry sherry
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 tsp. oyster sauce
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Cooking Procedures :

  1. Cut meat across the grain into thin strips 1-1/2 inches long. Combine 1/2 tbsp. of the soy sauce, vinegar and egg white in a medium bowl. Beat lightly with fork until foamy. Mix in meat. Cover and let stand for an hour in the refrigerator, stirring occasionally.
  2. Cut celery into 1/2 inch diagonal slices. Combine celery, a cup of the water and salt in a saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat until boiling. Boil for 1 to 2 minutes. Drain celery. Running a cold water to stop cooking. Set aside.
  3. Combine remaining 1/2 cup of water, 1-1/2 tbsp. of soy sauce, sherry, cornstarch and oyster sauce in a bowl. Set aside.
  4. Heat 2 tbsp. of the vegetable oil in a wok (or heavy-bottomed skillet) over high heat. Drain meat and add to wok. Stir-fry until meat is brown for about 5 minutes. Remove meat from wok.
  5. Pour remaining 1 tbsp. oil to wok. Add celery, onions, ginger and garlic. Stir-fry for a minute. Return meat to wok and mix well. Pour in the liquid mixture. Cook and stir until liquid boils and thickens. Correct seasonings.
  6. Remove from heat. Transfer to a serving dish and serve.

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