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asian essentials: salt & pepper beef bites

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

To be honest, the original dish is made from thin pork chops, and deep fried. My version uses charcoal steaks, and the air fryer. I think that you will enjoy them. You can serve them as a snack, or place them on top of a steaming pile of rice for a meal… Up to you. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

yield serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Air Fryer

Ingredients For asian essentials: salt & pepper beef bites

  • 2 Tbsp
    tamari sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
    rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh clover honey
  • 1 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 1 tsp
    toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 lb
    charcoal steak
  • 1 lg
    egg, just the white
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt, kosher variety
  • 1/2 tsp
    white pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/2 c
    arrowroot powder, or cornstarch

How To Make asian essentials: salt & pepper beef bites

  • 1
  • 2
    Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  • 3
  • 4
    Whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl, and reserve.
  • 5
  • 6
    Cut the charcoal steak into random pieces.
  • 7
    Whisk the egg, with the salt and pepper, until foamy.
  • 8
    Add the beef, thoroughly coat, and allow to rest on the countertop for 20 – 30 minutes.
  • 9
    Add the arrowroot powder, or cornstarch to the beef, and thoroughly coat.
  • 10
    Shake off the excess, and add to the basket of your air fryer.
  • 11
    Set the temp to 375f (190c), and cook for 12 – 15 minutes.
  • 12
    Chef’s Note: Let the air alone for the first 5-minutes of cooking, then shake the basket about every other minute.
  • 13
    Increase the heat to 400f (205c), until the beef is nice and brown, about an additional 3 – 5 minutes.
  • 14
  • 15
    Serve while nice and warm with the dipping sauce. Enjoy.
  • 16
    Chef’s Note: These would go just as well with a more “American” dipping sauce, such as: Honey Mustard.
  • 17
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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