DEFINITION OF CHOW: tossing food about in a hot pan with very little oil, like sautHing


  • 1 lb. beef flank steak, sliced thin across the grain
  • 4 c. peanut oil for deep frying
  • Marinade
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. dry sherry or rice wine
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly grated ginger
  • Chowing Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. peanut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
  • 4 green onions, sliced Chinese style
  • 1 tsp. hoisin sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. ground white pepper


Marinate cut meat in marinade for at least 15 min. Drain marinade well and separate meat into individual pieces. In a wok or deep pan, heat deep frying oil to 375v F. Add meat all at once and stir to separate. Remove after 1 min. and allow meat to drain. Heat wok again (after removing oil) and add oil for chowing. Add garlic and green onions and chow for just a moment. Add hoisin sauce, pepper and meat. Chow until all is hot then serve.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: Frugal Gourmet
Submitted By: Missy McAllister
Mongolian Beef