Sunday, September 9, 2012

194&195/656 - Stephanie's famous steak sandwich with caramelised onions

It was Fathers Day last Sunday and Trev was treated to...well absolutely nothing actually because I was sick and didn't have the energy to cook. To make up for my lack of effort on his big day, I decided to move Fathers Day back a week and out came Stephanie's famous steak sandwich for dinner last night.

I can not imagine another version of a steak sandwich that would a) take this long to make, or b) be this amazingly good! There were actually three recipes in one here, but as I have already made the fast red-wine sauce I could only claim two recipes in this post. 

The caramelised onions were cooked in oil with a bay leaf and rosemary, and ended up brown, sweet and frightfully good. There are still some in the fridge and I have already conjured up a number of different ways I would like to eat them in the coming days. I can already vouch for caramelised onions on toast!

The red wine sauce was lovely again this time, and was even more amazing with the addition of some just cooked buttery mushrooms. I made it with Mornington Peninsula Shiraz, possibly a little ritzy for a sauce but it tasted great so was worth the decadence.  

The final assembly included;
  • home-made bread, grilled on one side and then oiled and grilled on the other side. Crunchy, lovely and worth the extra effort
  • cooked chopped spinach, squeezed to within an inch of its life
  • two pieces of scotch fillet steak, oiled, seasoned and cooked medium rare 
  • a large handful of caramelised onion. This stuff is addictive!
  • red wine sauce and buttery mushrooms 

Guilt for being sick on Fathers Day? Gone. 


  1. I'm drooling... Must be the best Father's Day treat for Trev!!! It looks really yummy!!

  2. Sue I am definitely in the good books for a while! x