As a kid i never could pronounce "stroganoff" right so we called it white sauce or white stew and from time to time my mum would say she was tired of tomato stew and we would get some stroganoff and eat it with absolutely everything; fries, boiled potato, rice, bread...
A few nights ago, i wasn't in a tomato stew mood so i made some stroganoff (we are our parents in more ways than we know).
I'm a fan of simple and this really is simple and oniony and tangy and creamy and delicious and...
750grms Sliced beef
1 Cup single cream
Mushrooms chopped up
1 Onion sliced
1 Spring onion sliced diagonally
1 Teaspoon tomato puree
1 Teaspoon mustard
1 Tablespoon flour
A dash of white wine vinegar
Salt and cracked black pepper
Season your beef and fry in a hot pan with 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil and half of you butter until its brown on all sides and tender.
Take the beef out of the pan and set aside. Toss in the remaining butter and fry up the onions and garlic until softens.
Now in no particular order add flour, mustard, tomato puree, white wine vinegar. It will mix into a thick paste, then you can start to loosen it up with the single cream. Add slowly, stirring all the time to eliminate any lumps that could come from the flour.
Add the beef back into the pan, together with mushrooms and spring onions. Taste for seasoning. Allow to cook on low heat for 3 - 5 minutes and serve your very own "white sauce".