I have more than a week to clear my fridge and pantry before I leave for summer!
Making this beef meatballs or meat patties using the minced beef in my fridge with the bamboo shoot slices that I chopped into small. The minced beef I used has some fats in the meat, the bamboo shoots in the meatball create a better texture and love the intense flavour from the beef meatballs. For sure this is better than chicken nuggets!
I bought the bottle sliced bamboo shoot from FFC (Family Food Centre at Al Rayyan).
300g minced beef (with some fats)
100g sliced cooked bamboo shoot, chop into small
1 tsp heap of minced ginger
1 tsp heap of minced garlic
1.5 tbsp oyster sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp mirin
1 tsp sesame oil
a handful of coriander, finely chop
a pinch of freshly ground black pepper
cooking oil for deep fried
extra egg (beaten) to coat the meatballs
100g bread crumbs
1. Combine minced beef, minced ginger, minced garlic, oyster sauce, salt, egg, mirin, sesame oil, ground black pepper and cornstarch into a big bowl. Stir the mixture until it turned sticky. Add chopped bamboo shoots and chopped coriander, stir to mix well.
2. Use hands to make meatballs. Use hand to dip the meatballs into the extra egg (do not coat too much), then let the meatballs roll over the bread crumbs.
3. Deep fry the meatballs in a small deep saucepan over medium heat. When the meatball turned into golden brown, scoop it out and drain the oil on a kitchen paper. Serve hot.