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Cook a Stir Fry - PEP BB food.sand.stir

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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Food Prep and Preservation

In this Badge Bit, you will make a stir fry. Basically, you're going to be cooking food in some type of fat. You use some type of wide round cooking container with low sides (e.g. a pan, wok, or even cast iron skillet) and some type of heat source (e.g. rocket mass heater, a stovetop, the sun)!  Throw your desired ingredients in your desired fat and cook it!

Some examples of stir fries:



Stir fries are usually made of the following (but you can use as many or as few ingredients as you want):
  - some type of fat (typically an oil, but could also be done with butter, lard, coconut oil, etc)
  - some type of protein (could be meat, eggs, beans, tofu, or something else)
  - some type of carbohydrate (could be rice, quinoa, potatoes, noodles, pasta, etc)
  - some hard vegetables (like onions, carrots, bell peppers, or celery)
  - some leafy vegetables (like spinach, kale, arugula, or spring greens)
  - some type of spices or herbs (like green onion, hot peppers, ginger, or garlic)
  - and maybe some type of topping (like crushed nuts, dried mushrooms, or coconut flakes)

Here are some permies threads on making stir fries:
  - How to do Vegan Wok Cooking
  - Water Velveting for Moist Meats
  - Cream of Yesterday (make a stir fry out of leftovers)

Here are lots of different stir fry recipes:
  - Vegetarian stir fries
  - 41 Stir Fry Recipes
  - 35 Quick Stir Fries

Some demonstrations on how to stir fry:

How to prepare vegetables in stir fries



More on stir frying vegetables



How to stir fry beef



One-pan stir fries




To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - should serve at least 2 people (leftovers!)
  - ingredients and meal are not to be pre-made or pre-prepared
  - (e.g. no canned peppers, Ramen noodles, packets of seasonings, Blue Apron, etc)
  - no microwave

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, you must:
  - post a rough recipe of what you put in your stir fry
  - post a picture of you preparing some of the ingredients (or the leftovers you are using)
  - post a picture of your ingredients in the pan
  - post a picture of your finished stir fry!
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I got to visit a friend's house, and I got to make a stir fry in his kitchen! It was a lot of fun! And I was told that it turned out tasty! And I thought it tasted good, too!

This is the rough recipe:
-1 yellow onion
-2 shallots
-2 celery stalks
-2 small potatoes
-1 sweet potato
-1 radish
-3 carrots (1 orange, white, and purple)
-1 lb (or 2)ish of pork belly
-3 cloves garlic
-dried sage
-a few other different dried herbs
-2 tablespoons walnut oil
-2 tablespoons butter

I cut the carrots and celery with oblique cuts. I diced the onions. I cut the potatoes and radish with oblique cuts and then diced them smaller. I felt that this was enough starches and didn't use everything I showed in the picture upon realizing how much everything amounted to. I diced the onions. I minced and then crushed the garlic with the chef's knife. I cooked the pork belly on high in butter until browned. Then, I took it out of the pan while I cooked half of the onions and garlic on high for a few minutes and then simmered on medium for a little. I then added all of the starches and cooked those with the onions on high until they were softer. I added walnut oil as some of more of the butter and pork grease was soaked up. Then, I moved them all into the serving dish. Then, I cooked the vegetables for a few minutes on high, and then, I added the pork belly to the vegetables and cooked for a few more minutes. Then, i added everything to the serving dish. I topped everything off with sage and a few other dried herbs.
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Chickpea stir fry for the boots.
ingredients include:
-Olive oil
-Sesame oil
-Leeks
-Garlic
-Ginger
-Cabbage
-Cauliflower
-Celery
-Chickpeas
-Mushrooms
-Spinach
-Zucchini
-Rice Vinegar
-Coconut Butter
-Tamari
-Red pepper flakes
-Brown rice (cooked in veggie broth)

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I made a stir fry with foraged greens ( Malva, sorrel and wild radish leaves), rehydrated dried cabbage, sliced carrots, eggs, left over rice and Moosewood cookbooks peanut sauce recipe.

1-2 cups fresh greens
1/2 cup dried cabbage
1 carrot
4 eggs
1/4 cup peanut butter ( 1/2 recipe)
Soy sauce
Vinegar
3 cloves garlic
Cooked rice

First I took 1/2 cup of dried cabbage and put it in water to soak.  Then I made the peanut sauce using equal amounts boiling water and homemade peanut butter stirred them together until smooth then add soy sauce and a bit of vinegar and fresh pressed garlic.  This is actually very quick to throw together.  Recipe is in photo I did not use cilantro or sugar and forgot the cayenne but it was very flavorful from everything else.  I used the whole amount but should have thinned it and used half as the stir fry was too filling.

I sliced a carrot and sliced the wild greens and beat 4 eggs in a bowl.  Meanwhile I preheated the carbon steal wok on medium high heat (2).  I put a small amount of oil in when the pan was hot and cooked the eggs then took them out into a bowl. I added another small amount of oil and put in the carrots, greens and drained cabbage.  I stir fried these for a few minutes until then added in the leftover rice and cooked scrambled eggs just enough to warm the rice.  I took it off the heat and stirred in peanut sauce.  

I served myself half of it and put the other half in a container for another day.  I rinsed off the wok before eating and set it back on the still warm burner to dry

Update: This was excellent reheated in the solar oven for lunch the next day
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Robbie Bassen wrote:Chickpea stir fry for the boots.
ingredients include:
-Olive oil
-Sesame oil
-Leeks
-Garlic
-Ginger
-Cabbage
-Cauliflower
-Celery
-Chickpeas
-Mushrooms
-Spinach
-Zucchini
-Rice Vinegar
-Coconut Butter
-Tamari
-Red pepper flakes
-Brown rice (cooked in veggie broth)


Robbie, this looks amazing!
 
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An even simpler fryup, with half a sweet onion, a pound of sausage, and the rest of the brussel sprouts; served on a bed of quinoa. (Cooked in bacon grease, and the fat the sausage brings)

Now with before pictures, too!
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This is Perry! The Purple PEP Platypus! He's gonna help me get my Stir Fry BB today.



Stir Fry Recipe
- 3 Shredded Carrots
- 1/2 Head of Cauliflower
- 1 Zucchini
- 2 knuckles of Ginger
- 3 Cloves of Garlic
- 1/2 an Onion
- 1 can of Chickpeas
- 3 Eggs with a splash of cream
- Sesame Seeds
- Turmeric
- Cashews for toppings!
- Smoked Paprika
- Bragg's Liquid Soy

The Start:



The Prep:



The Execution:


Coconut Oil for the veggies and Butter in the Cast Iron for the Protein!




The Finale!



Perry is enjoying his stir fry tonight and looks forward to the leftovers tomorrow!
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Carrots
Broccoli
Cabbage
Garlic
Sprouted mung beans

Soy sauce
Toasted sesame oil
Plain sesame oil
Chili oil
Salt
Pepper

Chop and blanch veg, sauté garlic, add sauce, throw ingredients in hot pan, stir fry, serve over rice.
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Prepping ingredients
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Blanched veg
Blanched veg
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Adding sauce to pan
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Stir frying
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In my bowl with rice
In my bowl with rice
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