Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives is one of my favorite shows on the Food Network. Guy Fieri goes to some cool places around the states and eats bomb-ass food. This Lomo Saltado dish was inspired by a Triple D episode I saw months ago where Guy goes to Taste of Peru in Chicago. When the owner of Taste Peru started cooking the dish, it looked like a normal stir fry, then he added FRENCH FRIES! I’ve never had or ever thought about putting french fries in my stir-fry, but dang, my mouth started watering.
I started researching Lomo Saltado because it seems like there is some Chinese influence (soy sauce) in the dish. According to Wikipedia, Many Chinese immigrated to Peru in the late 19th to early 20th century and the Chinese immigrants adapted their cuisine with food items available in Peru and this cuisine is called Chifa. Today, Chifa is a term used in Peru to refer to a style of Chinese cooking in which ingredients which are available in Peru have been substituted for those originally used in China. Pretty interesting stuff….
The original recipe uses sliced Rib-Eye, but I used beef tenderloin instead. I also added some jalapenos for some extra spice.
1 pound beef tenderloin sliced (or rib-eye)
Handful or about 6 ounces of french fries
1 medium tomato sliced
1/2 onion sliced
1 clove garlic crushed
1/2 jalapeno finely diced
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoon vinegar
1-2 ounces of beer
Salt and Pepper
- Slice beef, pat dry, and season with salt and pepper.
- Slice onion and tomato and set aside.
- Crush garlic and dice jalapenos and set aside.
- Follow the french fries package, and fry french fries until golden and set aside. Season with a little salt if you like.
- Heat wok to Medium High. Once the oil is hot stir fry the beef until browned. Add the onions and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Add the tomato, vinegar and the soy sauce. Pour in the beer and simmer for a bit until everything is cooked.
- Turn off heat, stir in french fries, and serve immediately.