Fried spinach (rau muong xao)

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
6 ounces Rump steak
1 each Medium onion
1 teaspoon Black pepper
1½ tablespoon Fish sauce (nuoc mam)
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
1 each Fresh spinach
1 each Large tomato
1 each Clove of garlic
3 tablespoons Oil

Trim any fat from steak. Sliced thinly. Chop onion finely and combine with meat, ½ teaspoon pepper, ½ tablespoon fish sauce and cornstarch. Rinse spinach and cut each leaf into 3 pieces. Slice tomato into thin wedges and crush garlic. Heat 1½ tablespoons of oil in a frying pan. Add remaining garlic and stir fry until fragrant. Add spinach and stir fry for 3 minutes. Add remaining fish sauce and tomato. Stir fry 2 minutes, then remove to a heated serving platter. Heat remaining oil in frying pan. Add meat and stir fry for 5 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons waterif meat sticks to pan. Remove meat from pan and sprinkle over spinach. Sprinkle with pepper and serve.

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