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Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Rice & Noodles)

Fried Garlic Beef Noodle Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4 - 6

350 g

1

6 cloves

1/4 teaspoon

4 tablespoons

400 g

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

125 ml

2 teaspoons

4

Fillet steak, thinly sliced

Red pepper (capsicum) cut into short, thin strips

Garlic, finely chopped

Pepper

Oil

Thick fresh rice noodles

Sugar

Nuoc cham sauce

Beef stock

Corn flour

Spring onions (scallions), cut into long thin diagonal slices

Method :
  • Place the steak, red pepper, garlic, pepper and half the oil in a large bowl.

  • Mix well to combine and marinate for 30 minutes.

  • Gently separate the noodles. Heat the remaining oil in a heavy based pan over medium heat, swirling the oil to coat the pan well.

  • Add the noodles and press them down firmly with an egg slice to form a large flat pancake the size of the pan.

  • Cook the noodles for 10 to 15 minutes, pressing down occasionally, until the base is very crisp and golden.

  • Do not disturb or lift the noodles as they need to form a solid pancake.

  • Run an egg slice underneath to loosen the base then turn it over with 2 egg slices and cook the other side. Be patient because if the pancake is moved before it sets, it will break up. Transfer to a plate, cover and keep warm.

  • Heat a heavy-based pan or wok. Sprinkle the sugar and nuoc cham sauce over the beef mixture. Add the beef mixture in 2 batches, and toss it over high heat for 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Place the stock and corn flour in a bowl and stir until a smooth paste forms. Add the corn flour mixture to the meat and toss for 1 minute.

  • Do not overcook the meat or it will become tough.

  • Place the pancake on a large serving plate, cut it into serving wedges and place the beef mixture to top, piling it up in the centre.

  • Garnish with spring onions (scallions) and serve immediately.

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