I picked up this recipe years ago when I took a Chinese cooking class. It has become a standard. Hope you will enjoy it!
Beef with Baby Corn
Ingredients : You should be able to find the sesame oil, 5 spice powder, oyster sauce and baby corn in most supermarkets now. If you cannot find the potato starch or water chestnut flour, just use cornstarch!
½ lb. flank or round steak sliced diagonally and marinated at least 15 minutes
1 can baby corn drained and cut diagonally lengthwise
2 green onions, cut into 2 inch sections
1 carrot shredded into fine strips
½ teaspoon salt
You can add in some broccoli and/or water chestnuts, whatever you have.
Marinade: Mix together the following and pour over the meat –
½ tsp. sugar
1 tsp. water chestnut flour (I use potato starch)
2 Tablespoons peanut oil
1 Tablespoon light soy sauce
Dash of 5 spice powder
Few drops of sesame oil
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons oyster sauce
1 teaspoon bean flour or cornstarch
½ cup water
Mix the sauce and set aside.
Heat 2 Tablespoons of the oil I a wok. Add salt and add in the carrot. Cook for awhile. Add in the baby corn and whatever vegetables you are using. Stir and cover the wok for one minute. Turn off the heat and set aside on a plate.
Heat 2 Tablespoons of oil on high heat and saute green onions and the beef until the beef is no longer red. Add in the carrots and baby corn. Stir well and then pour in the sauce. Stir until it thickens. Serve hot over Basmati or Jasmine rice.