Beef and Onion on Skewers

Another Simple Korean Skewer Dish
Sesame Meets Beef Meets Onion

How to cook Asian dishes with Sesame Oil

Sesame Oil

Another very simple Korean skewered dish, again a fried skewered dish, rather than broiled over the flame.

Flavor notes from the Sesame combine with Onion and Beef to make a distinctive flavor.

Beef and Onions on Skewers



Long Onions - Naga Negi½ pound boneless Beef
1 bunch Green Onions
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
2 tablespoons Prepared Sesame Seed, Korean style
¼ teaspoon Black Pepper
1 clove Garlic
1 tablespoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
3 tablespoons Flour
1 Egg
2½ tablespoons Oil, for frying


Firs cut the Beef into strips about 2 inches long, and a quarter inch wide and a quarter inch thick.  They will be like matchsticks in hale, only heavier.

Count the number of ices of Beef and cut the same  number of piece sod Green Onion, each slightly longer than the Beef strips.

Chop the Garlic and combine it with the Soy Sauce, Prepared Sesame Seeds, Black Pepper, Sugar and Sesame Oil and mix well.

Put the Beef strips in this marinade and let sand at least 15 minutes and up to an hour.

When ready to cook, thread a piece of Beef on a skewer, then a piece of Onion, then Beef and Onion alternating, until you have six pieces on a skewer.  The Korean cook would normally use two skewers for this, running one through the ends of the Beef and Onions, and a second skewer near the other end of the Meat strips.

Beat the Egg lightly, and when ready to finish the dish, dredge each skew in the flour, then in the beaten Egg and fry in a little hot oil in a flat skillet until both Meat and Onion are tender, turning once or twice until they are done.


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