Saturday, March 8, 2008

Marlboro Man's Favorite Sandwich

Okay. So, this is a pretty delicious sandwich. And once again, it's pretty easy. Even my brother could do this, if he followed my instructions carefully.

(This recipe and pictures are once again shanked from the Pioneer Woman.)

You will need half a pound of cube steak for every two people you plan to feed. Also, one onion, a stick of butter, Worcestershire sauce, tabasco sauce, and Lawry's seasoning salt (in the spice section of your local market). Plus something to serve the sandwich on, like delicious homemade bread or some sort of deli roll.

Start by slicing the onion. Tim and I aren't big onion people, so I only used a half onion instead of a whole one. But I promise you, you won't regret putting the onion in. You won't notice you're chewing on it, and it's just not right to leave it out. Here's a tip: freeze your onion for ten minutes before promptly slicing it and you won't cry.

Next, melt a quarter stick of butter in a skillet.

Add the onions and sautée over medium heat until soft and brown. (My onions actually never turned brown, so don't worry if yours don't either. Let them go for about ten minutes.) Stir occasionally.

While that's happening, slice your steak AGAINST THE GRAIN. It's not clear in this picture, but up close you will notice that the meat has a definite grain. Slice in the opposite direction.

Season liberally.

When your onions are done, transfer them to a plate. Add another quarter stick of butter to the pan and turn the heat UP.
Wait for the butter to turn brown and sizzle a little...
And then add the meat in a single layer. DO NOT STIR.
Once the meat turns brown, flip it with a spatula. Once both sides are nice and brown, add about a half a cup of Worcestershire sauce.
Then add some tabasco. Three or four shakes is sufficient, unless you like your stuff super extra hot.
Then, add another quarter stick of butter to the pan to finish off the sauce.

Add your onions back to the pan.
Butter your rolls and toast on a cookie sheet in the oven (be super careful not to burn them)!

Assemble your sandwich.

Drip some sauce over the top.

And enjoy! I put some mozzarella on top and it was delightful.

Also, maybe you'll want to do a little extra working out in the next week. That's a lot of butter that went in there.

Brad and Dad: This sandwich is amazing. Try it some time.

The boring stuff:
Difficulty: 3, but only because flipping that meat with a spatula is a little tricky.
Serves 2 for every half pound of steak you use.
Takes about 45 minutes from pan to plate.


Anonymous said...

Inspired, I left work early, bought some supplies, and made this for lunch. Not too shabby. Definitely something to add to my cooking arsenal. Go you!

T-Funny said...

Also, it's been hours and the entire house smells like lunch. This stuff is impressive.

jessiker said...

OMG. I made these for Mark and Tim and they both about died. I was pretty sure Mark was going to ask me to marry him based on this one sandwich.