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Fried Beef and Star Fruit


Fried Beef and Star Fruit
1/2 pound beef
2 teaspoons oyster sauce, divided into two parts
1 egg white
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 star fruits
2 cups vegetable oil
1 chili pepper, seeded and cut into two-inch strips
1 scallion, cut in two-inch strips, then slivered
1 Tablespoon Chinese rice wine
dash ground white pepper
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1. Cut the beef into thin strips. Mix it with one teaspoon oyster sauce, the egg white, and the cornstarch. Let marinate for half an hour.
2. Cut one star fruit into its ribs and cut each rib in half the long way. Cut the other one across horizontally.
3, Heat the oil and deep fry the beef for two minutes, remove and drain it setting aside one tablespoon of the oil. Use the rest for another purpose.
4. Heat the set aside oil and stir-fry the chili pepper and scallion pieces for half minute, then add the beef strips and stir-fry for another minute before adding the rice wine, ground pepper, and the star fruit ribs. Add the rest of the oyster sauce. Put the remaining pieces of star fruit around the top of the wok not disturbing them as the meat mixture is stir-frying for one more minute.
5. Remove the meat mixture to a deep plate, but the star fruit pieces on top, then sprinkle with the sesame oil. Serve.

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