Thursday, January 31, 2008
I came to realize that most men like steaks. Something about red meat and testosterone I was told. Certainly I like my red meat too but not as much as AR.
Steak sandwiches are extremely popular in pubs. I suppose they are also cheaper than a regular steak.
Usually I like to cook half a red onion till soft-it just goes so well with a steak sandwich. I ran out of red onions unfortunately, hence just have to make do with what I had that evening. Contrary to pubs and restaurants, I refuse to add tomato or chili sauce on mine. Let the runny egg do its job I say!
However, if the sandwich only consists of beef and red onions, then a tablespoon of spicy chutney would do wonders to a otherwise boring steak sandwich!
Multi-tasking is the word here. You want to make sure that your steak is still warm when you serve. I tend to cook the steak and eggs in individual pans next to each other at the same time.
Fresh bread makes a world of a difference. Lucky us, a fresh loaf of fig and fennel bread was on sale that morning (and baked that day too!). The sweetness of the figs in the bread adds another dimension.
Steak Sandwich (serves 2)
3 pieces of lean beef sandwich steak salted for 30 mins and rinsed
salt and pepper
4 pieces of fresh thick bread (try Ciabatta, Vienna or Pane de casa)
Season beef liberally with freshly ground pepper, chili flakes, some salt and olive oil. Heat chargrill pan till very hot.
Heat up another smaller pan. Add a tsp of oil in.
Into the chargrilled pan-add sandwich steaks in. Cook for 1 min and turn to the other side. Grill no more than 2-3 minutes. Rest steaks on another plate.
Meanwhile, fry both eggs till just done. Remember! U want the egg to be runny!!
Carefully assemble the sandwich by placing steak on the bottom and egg on top. Top with another slice of bread.
BITE into it!