Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Savoury Mince with Pan-fried Potatoes

Mince Beef is one of those easy ingredients that always comes in handy when you're trying to cook for a young family, especially when you have an almost toddler who likes to explore with his food.... to touch, taste and decorate his hair with!

There are just so many ways to cook mince meat, it's just so easy to cook with. It's not an expensive cut and just like my mum would say,"just add something to it to put a little kick to it"  you can always be creative and fresh with ideas. You can cook it with the most simplest of ingredients and make a pasta sauce, or a filling for a meat pie or lasagne or just a simple savoury mince with potatoes. 

Savoury Mince with Pan-fried Potatoes

300 g mince beef
1 medium onion, chopped finely
1 clove garlic, chopped finely
1/3 cup frozen peas
2 small carrots, chopped roughly
6 fresh shitake mushrooms, sliced thinly
1 tsbp light soy sauce
1 tsbp oyster sauce
1 tsbp worcester sauce
freshly ground black pepper
2/3 water plus 1 1/2 tsp cornflour
2 large potatoes, peeled, diced into 2 cm cubes
salt & pepper to taste

1. In a wok heat 2 tbsp of oil and pan fry the potatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir until the potatoes are golden brown. Remove and set aside on a serving dish.
2. Heat up oil in a wok and saute the onions and garlic. Add the mince beef and add the light soy sauce, oyster sauce and worcester sauce. Sprinkle with ground  black pepper and cook until browned. Add the carrots and shitake mushrooms and cook until soften. Mix the cornflour water and pour into the mixture and cook until a light sauce forms. Remove from the wok and serve over the pan-fried potatoes

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