Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Mongolian Beef

I got this recipe from my coworker Naomi, who got it from our mutual friend Nate, who got it from his sister. Look how far this recipe came to come to you!

2 tsp Vegetable oil
½ tsp minced ginger
1 TBLS minced garlic
½ cup soy sauce
½ cup water
¾ cup dark brown sugar (light works just fine)

Heat oil in sauce pan over med/low heat. Add ginger and garlic. Let sauté for a minute. Add water and soy sauce. Stir in brown sugar until dissolved. Raise heat to med/high and boil for 3-5 minutes until it thickens slightly.


1 cup vegetable oil
1 lb flank steak
¼ cup cornstarch
4 green onions

Slice the steak against the grain into ¼ inch thick bite size pieces. Toss meat in zip lock with the cornstarch. Allow meat to rest in bag for 10 minutes. While the meat rests, slowly heat up the oil in a large skillet or wok on medium heat. After 10 minutes, add beef to the oil and cook for about 2-3 minutes until the edges darken. Use a slotted spoon to take the meat out and put on a plate with paper towels (meat may not be completely cooked, but will be in the pan again to finish cooking). Empty oil out of the skillet. Put meat back in the skillet and add the sauce to it and stir. Bring this to a boil for 3-5 minutes or until sauce gets really thick. Sprinkle green onions on top and serve over rice.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Kellie's Amazing Shortbread Cookies

1 c butter
1/3 white sugar
1/3 brown sugar
1 small egg
1 Tbsp almond extract
2 1/2 to 3 c white flour

Cream the butter and the sugar. Add the egg and flavoring. Add and stir in the flour and knead by hand a little. Dough should be firm enough to form into a ball and hold a shape. Bake for 10 min or so in 400 degree oven.

Katie's plug: ohmygoshbestcookiesever! They're the perfect amount of sweetness. And you can eat like 7 of them without pausing for air, because they are so delicious. Or maybe that's just me. Anyway...they're great.