Vietnamese Beef and Potatoes Stir-Fry

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Remember the leftover oil from my Katsu recipe? Well I decided to use it for a beef and potatoes dish. My dad used to make a beef and potato stir-fry dish that was very satisfying and of course delicious. It had a light sauce to it that was not heavy and pulled the meat and potatoes together very well. Well this recipe is not that dish 😆. But it’s still very good, I promise🤚. Anyways, inspired by my dad’s dish, I looked on the internet to see if I could find something similar and I came upon various versions of Vietnamese Beef with Fried Potatoes dish. It didn’t seem exactly like the one my dad made but it looked intriguing enough for me to try.

It sounds easy enough, marinate some thinly cut beef, fry potatoes, stir-fry beef, then add potatoes and you’re done! The thing that keeps me from making this dish more often is that frying the potatoes takes me a LONNGG time. Maybe if I had a deep fryer it’ll be faster but it took me almost 1 hour to fry two potatoes. Despite the time consuming frying of the potatoes, it’s a really good dish to make and enjoy with a bowl of rice! By the way, the oil I used has served its purpose and is now retired.😊👍

Vietnamese Stir-Fry Beef and Potatoes (Thit Bo Xao Khoai Tay)
1 lb. beef sliced
1 Tbs fish sauce
2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 sugar
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sliced white onion
2 Russet potatoes peeled and sliced about 1/4 inch thick half circles
Frying oil

1. Marinate meat with fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, garlic, pepper, and salt
2. Set meat aside while you fry the potatoes.
3. Make sure potatoes are dry.
4. In a frying pan add enough oil to cover the potatoes.
5. Over medium high heat fry potatoes until golden brown, turning potatoes over every so often to ensure even browning.
6. Remove potatoes on to a plate lined with paper towels.
7. Remove most of the oil leaving behind about 2 Tbs. in the frying pan.
8. On high heat stir-fry onions for about 1 minute.
9. Add beef and stir-fry for about 3-5 minutes until beef is cooked to desired doneness.
10. Add potatoes and gently fold into the beef and turn off heat.

*I like to leave some potatoes on this side and serve them nice and crispy.

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