Ethiopian Tartar Steak
Yield: 8 portions
Chopped beef should be freshly ground just before serving. It is served raw.
In a 9-inch skillet:
Melt 2 oz. BUTTER.
Add: 1/4 tsp. CAYENNE PEPPER
1/4 tsp. CHILI PEPPER
1 tsp. SALT and stir through thoroughly.
Add 1 1/2 Ibs. LEAN ROUND STEAK, freshly ground, mix thoroughly. Serve immediately. Do not cook.
If your guests prefer the Kitfo cooked, saute it over low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
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They will look like flat peanuts, and are served as a snack or with cocktails; and like peanuts, once you start eating them you can't stop.
In a 1-quart bowl:
Mix: 2 cups ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR
1/2 tsp. SALT
2 Tbs. SUGAR
1/2 tsp. CAYENNE PEPPER
1/4 cup OIL.
Knead together and add WATER, spoonful by spoonful, to form a stiff dough. Knead dough for 5 minutes longer.
Tear off a piece the size of a golf ball.
Roll it out with palms of hands on a lightly floured board into a long strip 1/2 inch thick.
Snip into 1/2-inch pieces with scissors.
Spread about a handful of the pieces on an ungreased 9-inch frying pan (or enough to cover bottom of pan). Cook over heat until uniformly light brown on all sides, stirring up once in a while as you go along.
Continue until all are light brown.
Recipe courtesy of University of Pennsylvania