When you feel like showing off right at the table in front of your guests, here’s a good dish to do it with. Use an electric frying pan, chafing dish or wok Ahhh so!
Mix the cornstarch and water into a smooth paste. Combine this mixture with the beef strips, garlic and ginger. Heat oil in a heavy skillet and add the meat mixture. Cook for 5 minutes over high heat, stirring constantly. Remove the meat, but leave the oil in the skillet. Reduce the heat to medium and cook the tomatoes, green peppers and onions in the hot oil for 2 minutes. (Vegetables must be crisp.)
Add the consomme or bouillon, sugar, salt, soy sauce and sherry, stirring constantly. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the meat and cook about 2 minutes, or until heated through. Serve immediately, with steamed rice.