Thursday, May 10, 2007

simple,cheap yummy recipe,hehehe!

I was checking out this cool recipe booklet. It didn’t seem interesting since it was so small, but, hey, surprise! I found something juicy.

Getting pretty tired of cooking and eating the same old chicken, chicken, and more chicken? Does a cheap meal always constitute fried chicken, steamed chicken, roast chicken, creamed chicken, chicken chicken? I’m sure you want some meat for a change, but, you don’t want to bust your budget, of course. And this is where that tiny bit of recipe book comes in. you wouldn’t believe this, you can actually feed six, yes, six people, with only 200 grams of ground beef or pork. How? Here’s a simple meatball dish given an extra oomph!

(don't i sound like a cooking show?)

(Well, I tweaked this recipe to suit my taste. I added stuff here and there, but my whole family loved it).
Here goes:

For meatballs:
200g ground beef/pork (if you’re health conscious, choose the lean type)
1 large scallion (red onion) finely chopped
½ garlic clove crushed
1 egg beaten
1 slice white bread/bread crumbs
Pinch salt and pepper to taste

*Just combine all the ingredients together, and then form them into balls about the size of your thumb (don’t make them too thick, they’ll be hard to cook). Fry them in oil until they turn golden brown.

For the sauce:
1 c. cold water
2 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
4 tbsp. sugar
5 tbsp. brown sugar
4 tbsp. ketchup
1/4 tsp. hot sauce, optional
1 small carrot (cut into thin strips)
1 green bell pepper (strips)
1 small onion (finely chopped)
1/3 c fresh ginger, finely shredded
2 tbsp. sesame oil

*first combine the water and cornstarch until the starch dissolves. Then add the next four ingredients and stir them together. Set aside.
Heat the sesame oil and sauté the remaining ingredients until it begins to smell nice and spicy. Then add the starch mixture. Heat and stir until it thickens

Combine sauce and meatballs. Voila!! Now you have a cheap and delish dish! Looks yummmmmy,eh?!
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