Meat Fry

My wife asked me to finish off the mashed meat and also do something about the four day old iceberg lettuce chilling in the fridge.

You need:

  • Curry leaves, as many as you want.
  • Dry red chillies, three are usually enough
  • Garlic
  • Mashed Meat about 400 gms.
  • Coconut oil
  • Ice berg lettuce

First to prepare the meat, heat coconut oil. Wash and shake off all the water from the Curry leaves. Fry the curry leaves and then add the garlic with dry red chilies.

Saute till a lovely aroma is released. The mashed meat would be tightly packed. Don’t try to break it up. Instead move everything in the pan to one side and place the meat. Scoop all the Curry leaves on top of it. While the meat is browning at the base, it’s also protecting the curry leaves from burning up. As the meat warms up it will automatically start breaking apart. Mix well. It’s done when you are happy with it. Let it cool.

Separate the leaves of the lettuce and wash it really well. Then keep them fully immersed in ice cold water for about ten minutes. This rejuvenates them and brings about a lovely crunchy texture

You can either go fancy with the plating by making it into rolls or simply chop them up and add to the fried meat. To be honest that is exactly what I did with all the lettuce except what was used for plating.


Published by Imran

A s/w engineer by profession, I cook for my family.

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