Recipe of the week: Chinese fakeaway
There's nothing better than treating yourself to a takeaway on a cold winters night and watching your favourite film, but if budget's tight then sometimes a takeaway just isn't an option...
But what if you could get the same delicious takeaway but made in the comfort of your own kitchen at half the price?
Well, you've come to the right place...we are giving you a delicious Chinese fakeaway - Salt & Pepper Chips with Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion, and how fitting considering the Chinese New Year is just around the corner!
Stir-fried Beef with Ginger and Spring Onion
(serves 2 people)
- Spray a large frying pan or wok with Frylight cooking spray, add the beef and gently cook over medium heat. You just want to colour the beef, do not let it cook through and set aside.
- Add 1/2tbsp of rice vinegar and a bit of water into the same pan and mix the juices from the beef and any beef stuck to the bottom together - this will give your dish real depth of flavour
- Spray some more Frylight in the pan and fry the onion, garlic, ginger and mushrooms until the onion is soft
- Add the other 1/2 tbsp of rice vinegar, oyster sauce and soy sauce until it thickens
- Add the beef to the pan along with the chopped spring onions and cook for a further 5 minutes stirring often
- Add the peppers and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Serve & enjoy!
Salt & Pepper Chips
- Mix all of the spice mix ingredients together
To make the chips
- Preheat the oven to 200°C and place the chips into a pan of boiling salted water and cook until they start to soften (20-25 mins)
- Drain the potatoes and spray a baking tray with Frylight, place the potatoes on the tray and spray the potatoes with Frylight, then sprinkle with a little salt and pepper mix
- Place in the oven for 15-20 minutes until they are soft and starting to colour
- Spray a frying pan with a generous amount of Frylight, then add the chopped spring onions, peppers and chillies and cook over medium heat for a few minutes until they start to soften
- Once cooked, add the potatoes to the pan and sprinkle with the rest of the salt and pepper spice mix (you can use as much or as little as you like)
- Keep stirring and tossing the ingredients so they do not catch and burn. You may need to add a bit more Frylight to the pan, continue cooking until the chips are golden brown, then serve!
Now all you need to do is put on your favourite film!
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