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A Sandwich Fit for a King

I think I may have possibly made the greatest sandwich of all time today.
It was one of those days where I just wanted a carbo-load.
Following in the footsteps of Jamie Oliver's Next Level Steak & Onion Sandwich, I modified my own version to satisfy my cravings.
Welcome to a new era of hearty sandwiches; fit for a king, or queen, when extremely hungover or just to enjoy on your hungriest of days.

Ingredients needed to create this masterpiece:
Ciabatta bread
Beef loin steak tips, other steak versions will also work
Arugula, known as Rocket in England
Olive Oil
Mozzarella (for those that aren't egg fans)
Salt & Pepper
Either a bottle of wine or a good couple of beers will help to compliment (during cooking & eating)

Firstly, place your steak on a chopping board and flatten so that they are all the same size and will cook evenly. Season them with salt and pepper and then drizzle with some olive oil. Whilst this is happening, put a non stick frying pan on the stove and turn it up to full heat - once it is piping hot, place the steak in the frying pan. Cooking for around 3 minutes per side for medium, or however you would like your steak cooked. 

When done, remove the steak to a plate or chopping board and allow to cool for around a minute. Then slice the pieces about half the size, whilst lathering it in its own resting juices and maybe adding a little splash of olive oil if you feel like it. 

Then slice the ciabatta bread down the middle and place it in the frying pan. By doing this, the bread will be able to soak up the steaks' juices and also be slightly toasted. Make sure you don't over toast the bread as nobody likes burnt toast. The juices from the steak that have been left in the pan will then soak into the dough and give it a warm brown tint.

Once the bread is toasted to perfection, place it on the chopping board and line it up with steak. Then, pop your egg in the frying pan and cook it sunny side up. As eggs are relatively small, you are able to use the other side of the frying pan to cook the rocket (arugula) in the juices. Firstly, add the cooked rocket on top of the steak, followed by the egg. 

For my second sandwich, instead of using an egg, I melted mozzarella in the frying pan and placed it on top of the sandwich. I pretty much like any food given to me, but this is a simple alternative for those that are not a fan of eggs. When is cheese ever a bad idea anyway? Especially melted cheese.

After all of the hard work is complete take the top half of the ciabatta before placing it on the sandwich and butter that bad boy up. If you are looking for a health kick, I doubt you're going to find it in this post, but at least you get some beautiful images of a hearty meal in the process. 

Voila. Serve it up with a drink and have at it!
Have a go and let me know how they turn out with a couple of pictures. You won't be disappointed. 

1 comment :

  1. You are truly amazing and an inspiration to all in the food industry

    Big love