We all need a dish on the fly in our repertoire- especially when everyone expects that we are THE wizard of pots and pans. For this reason, I love to stock up on seafood (they are ready in 5 minutes, ok uhh maybe a little exaggeration) and thinly sliced beef (whoah they never fail to deliver a delightful meal).
Like you, there are times when my husband comes home from work earlier than usual. And when he does, he announces that he is so hungry. When I hear the words "I'm so hungry", I wish that I had a magic wand where I could just swirl and point to the table where food magically appears... or I dart to the kitchen, grab my thinly sliced beef and cook lunch in a hurry.
Well I'm sure you know that magic wands don't work. Clearly this is where a pack of thinly sliced beef comes in handy.
Pan Fried Thinly Sliced Beef
1- 1.5 lb beef thinly sliced
2 tbsps fish sauce
3 tbsp brown sugar
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 stalk of green oinon, sliced (divided)
2 tbsp chili oil (optional)
1 serrano pepper
Whisk all of the fish sauce and brown sugar and garlic together.When the brown sugar is dissolved, add the beef and half of the green onion slices. Mix thoroughly. Heat up a skillet, when it's hot enough, place one layer of beef and pan fry each side. You will hear it sizzle.
You should keep an eye on it as it carmelizes easily. You may want the edges to be brown and crunchy but not burnt. Add more green onions and minced garlic and serrano pepper. Give it a quick stir and voila, it's ready.
Transfer to a serving plate. Drizzle with chili oil or you may opt to put it on theside.