Wednesday, May 25, 2011

滑蛋筍片牛肉三文治/Chinese Beef and Bamboo Sandwich




This Chinese Beef and Bamboo Sandwich recipe is based on my previous recipe - Fried Beef and Bamboo in Egg Sauce.  I put this Chinese dish into a bun and made a healthy delicious Sandwich.  It tasted so fresh and delicious!  The bamboo shoots have a unique texture and flavor all of their own making the variety of textures in this Sandwich extraordinary.  It's very simple to make and brings a tasty Chinese flavour to a very common Western style meal.  Because this is not a traditional sandwich, the kids don't feel bored when they eat.  It's not only tasty and delicious, it's packed with protein, calcium and fiber that help them to grow.  There are lots of Chinese dishes that you can combine with Western cooking styles. I will show you how to do that in my upcoming recipes.


Ingredients:
(Makes 3+ servings)


  • 7 oz shredded lean beef
  • 5 oz bamboo shoots
  • 2 oz butter lettuce
  • 2 green onion
  • Half cup julienned onion
  • 1 oz sliced ginger
  • ½ tsp salt
  • A quarter tsp white pepper powder
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 buns
  • 2 sliced Havarti cheese
  • 1 tsp hot sauce

To marinate the beef:

  • 1 tbsp cornstarch water
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp soy sauce

Directions:



  1. Marinate the beef 15 minutes before cooking.
  2. Cut the green onion an inch and half long.  Slice the bamboo shoots.  Beat the eggs in a bowl.
  3. Bring half pot of water to boil.  When the water is boiled, blanch the bamboo shoots in the boiling water for one minute.  Transfer to a plate.
  4. In a nonstick medium saucepan or a wok, heat 1 tbsp cooking oil over medium-high heat.  Add the beef and cook for about a minute.  Transfer to a plate.
  5. Wash the wok, and then add 1 tbsp cooking oil over high heat.  Add green onion and ginger to cook for about 10 seconds.  Add bamboo shoots, pepper powder, salt and sesame oil.  Stir for about 2 minutes.  Reduce the heat to medium-high, and then add cooked beef.  Mix everything evenly, add the egg.  Keep mixing it until everything is covered by egg.  Transfer to a serving plate.
  6. Place the beef in the bun and add sliced cheese.  Toast the sandwich for 2 - 3 minutes and transfer to a serving plate.  Add lettuce and hot sauce.  Now enjoy!