Marlboro Man’s Favorite Sandwich and Onion Straws

July 25, 2008


I’ve rediscovered Pioneer Woman. I must have had an outdated link, and I’m relieved that she’s still around and cooking. Her recipes certainly aren’t low fat, but they’re the epitome of comfort food. Hubby isn’t a big steak fan, but he still liked these sandwiches. He asked if I could crock pot the meat next time so it was more tender. He was a big fan of the onion straws too. I don’t deep fry much, but I’ve never had much trouble with it. I should have used a candy thermometer because my oil was the wrong temperature. It started out too hot, so I turned down the heat, but then it wasn’t hot enough. I had one batch that turned out fine. The rest tasted pretty good, but weren’t very pretty.

Marlboro Man’s Favorite Sandwich
2 to 3 pounds cube steak (tenderized round steak thatโ€™s been extra tenderized)
1 large onion OR 2 small/medium onions
4 French/Deli rolls
Butter
Lawryโ€™s Seasoned Salt
Worcestershire Sauce
Tabasco

-Slice onions and cook in 1/4 stick butter until soft and light brown. Remove and set aside.
-Slice cube steak against the grain. Season with Lawryโ€™s.
-Heat 2 TBSP butter over high heat (in same skillet) until melted and beginning to brown.
-Add meat in single layer. Cook one side until brown, then flip and cook until brown, about a minute on both sides.
-Add 1/2 (at least) Worcestershire sauce, 5 to 6 shakes Tabasco, and 2 TBSP butter. Add cooked onions. Stir to combine.
-Butter halved French rolls and brown on skillet.
-To assemble, lay bottom half of French roll on plate. Place meat mixture, followed by a spoonful of juice from the pan. Top with other half of roll, cut in half, and devour!

Onion Straws
1 large onion
2 cups buttermilk
2 cups flour
1 scant tablespoon salt
Lots of black pepper
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
Canola Oil

Slice onion very thin. Place in a baking dish and cover with buttermilk for at least one hour.
Combine dry ingredients and set aside.
Heat oil to 375 degrees.
Grab a handful of onions, throw into the flour mixture, tab to shake off excess, and PLUNGE into hot oil. Fry for a few minutes and remove as soon as golden brown.
Repeat until onions are gone.


By Becky

Becky is a mom to 4 kiddos and wife to an awesome guy. She's a food fanatic and loves creating and improving recipes. Bread is her weakness and delicious food is her passion!