Today we are serving up man food! The very best kind of man food, the kind that has only three ingredients, takes all of ten minutes to prepare, and is hearty enough to keep even your hungriest eater full!
This probably doesn’t even qualify as an actual recipe. It is more of a method, or an idea. Which is why I am not giving you an actual recipe to follow below. Nevertheless, it is good and I wanted to share!
This has three components, bread, steak, and eggs. Could I get anymore basic?
You could get fancy and add a slice of cheddar, or even throw a couple avocados in the mix. If your really crazy toss some jalapenos on that baby and call it a day. And normally, that is what I would do. I would overcomplicate this simple dish until it wasn’t simple at all. But I gathered all my will power and let these three ingredients speak for themselves.
Here we go.
Grab a good thick slice of bread, I make a batch of gluten free pantry bread every week so that is what I used. If you aren’t gluten free please oh please use something fabulous like sourdough or a thick slice of French bread. Do it for me, and enjoy every crumb. 🙂
Then grab some little round steaks. I almost always have a package of these around the house. Toss them on your cutting board and slice into thin strips. For the two of us I use five, if that helps you gauge how much you will need. It really just depends on how hungry your troops are. Generously season with fresh pepper and sea salt. Remember, you aren’t adding any other ingredients or spices so it is ok to be heavy handed here.
Now, heat a large skillet on medium high heat. My oven is on a number dial, so I turn it to 6. Let it get really good and hot, then add one tablespoon of olive oil, and if your husband isn’t looking add one tablespoon of butter, because life is short. Let it melt, and when your oil/ butter is simmering add your steak to the skillet. Resist the urge to stir it around. Let it just sit for 2-3 minutes. It will pain you to leave it alone but trust me. This is what gets that great color and flavor. After 2-3 minutes give your steak a little stir and turn all the pieces over. Let it cook about 1-2 minutes more then remove from skillet. See? It is beautiful and brown and that salt and pepper is kind of seared to the top. Patience does pay off my friend.
Now, if you are legit you have a toaster. Throw your bread in the toaster until it is golden brown. Butter your bread if you so desire. If you’re not legit like me clean your skillet out, lower the heat to medium, and toast your bread on both sides.
Now, assemble a pile of steak on top of your bread and get ready because the rest goes fast.
Turn your skillet down just a little bit. I usually turn it to 4. Spray your skillet with a little cooking spray (or butter) crack an egg directly into your skillet and be careful not to break the yolk. Flip your egg over after one minute. Let it cook for 30 seconds more, then slide out of the skillet on top of your steak and eggs.