Steak in and out (Sandwich)

From the Restaurant at Home sandwich menu

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A quick, easy and cheap steak sandwich:

(Serves 4)

This can be made using just one pan. It helps if you also have an oven and a microwave though.

You will need

4 frying steaks: cheap ones will do, around 2-4oz each and about 1/2 cm thick. Any thicker, just tenderise them (pummel them with your fist if you like)
2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
4 small baguettes
A dollop* of butter

To cook

Fry the onions in the butter over a medium heat until soft and golden brown (texture like sun). To speed this part up, microwave the onions in a little cooking oil for 4-5 minutes, stirring half way through. Then fry the onions over a high heat for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to an oven proof dish and place the dish in an oven to keep warm at a low temperature (about 130-150c)

Make sure the frying or grill pan is as hot as possible; smokin’ in fact. Fry the steaks for no more than 20 seconds per side for medium rare. Don’t move them around in the pan (except when you turn them over): let them stick to the heat. Transfer to a dish and put them in the oven to keep warm and rest

Cut the baguettes in half (lengthways) and drizzle with oil (Bread or baps would be just as good). Fry them in the pan for 30-40 seconds until crisp and brown

Remove the onions and steaks from the oven and place them in the sandwiches. Horseradish sauce, English mustard or ketchup make good toppings

Serve with fries, corn cobs or as they are

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