Easy Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Stir-Fried Beef With French Fries)

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 pounds potatoes (or frozen French fries)

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

2 cloves garlic

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1 pound beef tenderloin or flank steak

2 red onions, sliced thinly into slivers

1 hot yellow pepper, diced

3 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons vinegar

2 plum tomatoes, sliced into thin strips

vegetable oil for frying potatoes

Salt and pepper to taste

METHOD

Peel and cut potatoes into 1/2 inch thick french fries, and place in ice water. Set aside.

Cut beef into thin 1/2 inch strips. Mash garlic cloves. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet and sauté garlic with the cumin for 1 minute

Add beef and cook on medium high heat until browned on all sides.

Remove beef from heat and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Add the onions and hot yellow pepper to the same pan and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until the onions are soft, adding a little more vegetable oil if needed.

Add the vinegar, soy sauce, and red peppers and cook 2 to 3 more minutes. Remove from heat.

In a separate pan, fry the potatoes in 1 to 2 inches of oil until golden. Drain on paper towels and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Add the beef to the pan with the onions and peppers. Add the tomatoes and heat for 2 minutes.

Add the French fries to the stir-fry. Serve with white rice

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