|No picture can do justice to how unbelievably tasty this sandwich with the long name was.|
The Uruguay Chivito Steak and Fried Egg Sandwich
Adapted from Susan Feniger's Street Food
Servings: 8 sandwiches (It's that good. You're going to want at least 8.)
Time: 60 minutes
3 lbs skirt steak, cut into 1/2-1/4 inch strips
1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
6 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
4 tbsp whole-grain mustard
3 tsp sea salt
2 red onions, thinly sliced
2 red bell peppers, cut into thin strips
8 large eggs
8 French rolls
16 slices provolone cheese
8 slices prosciutto
1/2 cup ketchup
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Juice of 1 lime
|And now the moment when I finally prove to myself I can cook steak without the aid of grillmaster Kevin. Not being grossed out when handling all the raw meat is still a work in progress...|
|Finally a pink weapon for my culinary arsenal!|
- Preheat the oven to 400 F.
- Marinade the steak strips in the Worcestershire sauce and mustard with the cilantro and salt. Let sit for half an hour.
- Sauté the onions and bell pepper in olive oil over medium heat. Cook until the onions caramelize and the bell pepper becomes tender.
- In a separate pan, sear the steak with olive oil for 3-4 minutes until browned. Try to get as much of the marinade out as possible before putting the steak into the pan.
- Fry the eggs in olive oil or butter so that the yolks are still runny. I recommend cooking them over medium heat and covering the frying pan.
- Slice the French rolls in half and place them cut side up on baking sheets. Place a slice of cheese on each half and bake for about 5 minutes or until the cheese melts and the rolls crisp up.
- Whisk the ketchup, mayonnaise and lime juice together for a fun pink condiment.
- Prep the sandwich by spreading salsa on each half of the roll, piling on steak, onions, and bell pepper. Top with a fried egg and slice of prosciutto.
- Load up on napkins and bite into the gloriousness.
|Sous chef Nancy earned herself a commemorative plaque for her part in making the world's most delicious and messy sandwich.|
|The sandwich in its stable, pre-bite state. Soon that plate would be mostly yellow.|
|When you run out of bread, the leftovers make for an awesome taco (don't be put off by the seemingly out of place pink sauce).|
|Sandwich connoisseur Jaime attempts to fit the entire sandwich in his mouth. His jaw is still recovering.|
|We lost a lot of good napkins that day.|
|We finished off the meal with a salted lhassi with cumin and mint, but you're going to have to buy the cookbook to find out that recipe.|