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orange beef

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Recipe by
Lynnda Cloutier
Mission Viejo, CA

This is a crispy, tangy delight for beef lovers everywhere. from Dinah shore's cookbook

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Ingredients For orange beef

  • 1 lb. flank steak
  • 1 tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 6 tbsp. flour
  • 1 egg, slighlty beaten
  • 2 cups oil for deep frying
  • 20 dried red chili peppers
  • 1/4 cup orange peels, see note
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 tbsp. dark soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. catsup
  • 4 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch, dissolved in 1 tbsp. water

How To Make orange beef

  • 1
    Cut beef into 1/2 inch thick slices and pound 3/8 inch thick. Marinate in soy sauce and sugar for 15 minutes to 2 hours. Add flour and egg to beef. Mix well by hand. Recipe up to this point can be made ahead.
  • 2
    Heat oil for deep frying. Slip beef in piece by apiece to prevent sticking together. fry til crisp. Drain on paper towels.
  • 3
    Remove all but 2 Tbsp. oil from wok. Stir fry chilies til black; remove. Add orange peels and sauce mixture. ( 2 Tbsp. orange juice, 2 Tbsp. dark soy sauce, 4 Tbsp. sugar and 1 Tbsp. catsup). Add 4 Tbsp. water the thicken with dissolved cornstarch. Add beef and toss. Serve with Chinese boiled rice.
  • 4
    Note: Peel oranges and remove as much of white part as possible. Leave to dry overnight in oven with pilot light on or for a couple of days at room temperature.

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