It might surprise you to know that my mind isn’t an endless pit of culinary ideas; sometimes I need good, sharp mind-kicks. Now, these kicks are not literal because although one doesn’t have any nerve endings in one’s brain, a kick to the grey-matter could do irreversible damage. Instead, they are provided by the creations of the vast numbers of food-bloggers on WordPress, or by suggestions from friends. This particular recipe is the result of the latter. To be more specific, my friend Gemma requested a recipe for crispy beef in order that she could forego the expense of the Chinese takeaway. Naturally, I wanted to provide for this wee Scottish lass, but the idea also tickled my frugal weak-spot since one of my pet hates is perpetual takeaway eating – as Gemma’s request suggests, it isn’t particularly cost effective.
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