Recipe Stroganoff

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Stroganoff (Stroganov) or Бомба холестерина (Cholesterol bomb)

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This is our comfort food in the winter. Far from gourmet but tastes heavenly. Our version contains no mushrooms (champions).
Requires sudden cash and an excercise bike for recovery.

Preparation time: 30 min
Serves 4-6

1 kg of tenderloin, cut into chunks​
2 yellow onions, chopped​
3 one-clove garlics, chopped​
4 tablespoons plain flour​
0,5 dl water​
0,5 dl double cream​
1-2 dl reduced beef stock​
1 teaspoon black pepper​
0,5 teaspoon ground paprika (dried bell pepper)​
1/4 teaspoon chilli powder​
4-5 lactic acid -pickled cucumbers (Russian pickles), cut into chunks​
(salt)​

Preparation

Put the stove on medium heat. Sauté/boil the onions with the beef in a high-edged frying pan until all liquid is reduced (= the tenderloin is spoilt; no medium minus here). Add the garlic and mix. Add the flour and mix. Add 0,5 dl water and let set. Add 0,5 dl double cream. Season with beef stock and spices and let simmer on low heat for a couple of minutes. Add the cucumber chunks and set aside. Add salt if needed. Serve with mashed potatoes and watermelon salad.
 
It is not that far from my Georgian Uncles version.

Prep, 1 month before.
Hang a net of potatoes in a dark warm place.
1 hour before.
Slice fillet steak into batons, do the same with onions, cut the mushrooms into slightly bigger batons.
Check your cream is sour enough, if not add lemon juice.
Peel and chip your potatoes, they should look shrunken and feel soft before chipping.. The starch will have turned to sugar. You will not taste it but the thick cut fries will be as crisp as a crisps with a fluffy inside.
Ten minutes before
Put some flour in a bag with Sidney salt and Percy pepper, throw you meat in and coat. Shake off excess in a sieve.

Fry the mushroom in oil and butter till dry, transfer to a plate and wipe your fry pan clean.
The fries should be cooking as this goes on.
Fry onions gently so the do not take color and are al dente. Place on plate and wipe your fry pan clean.
Heat oil and butter in the pan till very hot. Throw in the beef and fry quickly, throw in the onions and mushrooms. mix in quickly then pour in the sour cream. The flour on the meat will thicken the strog to a custard like consistency. The extra crisp fries and the soft creamy strog heaven on a plate.
This recipe was given to me by my Georgian Traif eating uncle little Mo.
 
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