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Beef with Bitter Melon and Black Beans


Beef with Bitter Melon and Black Beans
1/2 pound flank steak, sliced into thin strips
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon thin soy sauce
2 teaspoons dry sherry
dash of sugar
1/4 teaspoon peanut oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons corn oil
2 Tablespoons salted black beans
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 small bitter melon, seeded and sliced thin
1 teaspoon thin soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 scallions, sliced
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 cup chicken stock
1. Mix meat, cornstarch, soy sauce, sherry, and the dash of sugar. and let this stand for fifteen minutes.
2. Heat oil and lightly brown the black beans and the garlic.
3. Add meat mixture and brown lightly. Then add the bitter melon and fry for two minutes.
4. Add the soy sauce, sugar, scallions, and stir-fry another minute or two. Mix cornstarch and stock and add stirring until the mixtuere clears and thickens, then serve.

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