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5 Spices Beef Sandwich

Yesterday I marinated flank strips with garlic, white peppercorns, Chinese 5 Spice, salt, egg, soy sauce and a very generous amount of sugar. Today when these strips lick the greasy hot pan, they instantly turn crisp and dark brown. The strips are tender and packed with aroma of the spices. As I fry them in the pan, I think … they’re perfect for a quick sandwich fix.

Spicy beef sandwich 3

Making a sandwich is like picking out a dress. It depends on your mood and want. And right now, I think I need some spicy Asian flavor on my plate.
Spicy beef sandwich 2

To Marinate the Meat…

500 gm flank steak – sliced into thin strips

1 tbsp Chinese 5 Spice

3 cloves garlic- minced

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp light soy sauce

1 egg

1 tsp ground white pepper.

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Cover with a cling film and let it marinate for a few hours or store in refrigerator over night.

To Grill…

Heat a large skillet over the medium high heat and add a little oil. When the skillet is hot, add the marinated strips one slice at the time. Cook them about a minute on each side. Remove from the pan and serve.

What’s in My Sandwich…

Your sandwich, your imagination! I have peanut butter and mayo on my breads. Between them are hot tender pieces of beef, fried egg and load of Thai sweet chili sauce and Sriracha sauce.

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I’m happy with it, absolutely loving the runny egg yolk melting into the juicy bite. It’s hearty and filling. Oh I still have some marinated beef left in my fridge so I’m going to cook them with broccoli tonight.


2 comments to 5 Spices Beef Sandwich

  • Ping~Laotian Chic

    Wow, you are creative! Peanut butter and mayo in your sandwich? As much as I love food, I’ve got to muster up the courage to try something different with the spreads:) It looks delicious especially when you top it off with hot sauce, hehehe.

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