Gepuk (Indonesian Spiced Fried Beef)

This aromatic beef comes originally from Sundanese cuisine (west Java, Indonesia). It taste sweet from the palm sugar. The beef is cooked in aromatic spiced coconut milk, drained, smased, then deep-fried. But deep-frying meat without coating them first is to oily for me. I like to use just a small amout of oil for this dish.

Serve with steamed white rice, raw vegetables, Shrimp Chili Paste, Spiced Fried Tofu and Tempe, Corn Cake, Spicy Eggplant, Indonesian Fried Chicken, etc.

Gepuk (Photo credit : Veronica)

Gepuk (Indonesian Spiced Fried Beef)

Serve : 6

You need : a food processor or a blender a meat hammer

Ingredients : 1 kg beef tenderloin, slice about 1 cm thick 2 bay leaves 500 ml coconut milk salt to taste oil for pan-frying

Spice paste : 3 shallots 4 cloves garlic 6 candlenuts 2½ tbsp palm sugar ½ tsp tamarind ½ tsp galangal powder 1 tsp ground coriander seed 2 tbsp cooking oil

Extra : fried shallot

Steps : For the spice paste. Add in ingredients into a food processor. Mix them in high speed until become a smooth paste.

Prepare a pot or a wok over medium heat. Add in the paste and bay leaves into the pot, saute them for a while until fragrance. Add in the meat, continue sauteing for another 2 minutes.

Pour in coconut milk, add in salt. Stir them until the meat pieces are covered with the spices and cook them until they're fully cooked. Turn off the heat, drain the meat to remove excess spices and wait to cool.

Take one piece of meat, put it onto a chopping board, hit it with a meat hammer until it becomes flat a little bit. Continue this process for all meat pieces.

Prepare a pan over medium-high heat. Add in some oil, about 2-4 tablespoon (depends on how big is your pan). Put the meat pieces and fry them until become brown on both side. Continue this process until finished. Drain them onto paper towel to remove excess oil.

Recipe by Veronica

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