- 1 fresh baguette
- 2 x 200 gram rib eye steaks, seasoned to your liking (salt & pepper)
- 1 packet of Boursin (shallot & chive or garlic & herb)
- half of a red onion
- a handful of watercress
Prep and cook time: 10 min.
Serves: 2 people, or 1 person for the very hungry, very enthusiastic steak fanatic
It’s a classic American debate: what to put on the perfect steak sandwich? We prefer to keep it simple and avoid overloading the sandwich with messy ingredients that don’t add to the flavor so much as make a mess in your plate—and distract from the goodness that is a well-prepared steak on delicious bread. Put away your peppers and caramelized onions, save your tomatoes for a BLT, and get ready for the ultimate steak sandwich experience.
The key to this killer sandwich? It starts with good ingredients, of course. Find yourself a quality baguette, crisp on the outside and all fluffy softness on the inside. Get your hands on two excellent steaks (about 200 grams each).
Season your steaks highly with salt and pepper. Put the seasoned steaks on the BBQ for 2-3 minutes on each side, while flipping them every half a minute. (If you prefer medium or well-done, feel free to leave them on longer. We won’t call it blasphemy, but we’re warning you now: the best steak sandwiches aren’t overcooked.) Allow the steak to rest. Set aside.
When your steak is resting, turn back to the baguette. Cut it in half lengthwise.
Spread liberal amounts of flavored cream cheese on the bottom half. We recommend either shallot & chive or garlic & herb Boursin, which is so smooth and spreadable, it is practically made for this purpose. Don’t be shy. Stop when the packet’s empty.
Cut half of a red onion into thin slices and sprinkle them on top of your Boursin-buttered bread.
When your steaks have cooked and have rested, slice them in nice, thin strips the size of your baguette’s width to maximize meat placement. Arrange them over the onions and top it off with the delicious steak juices.
Add as much watercress as you feel necessary for vegetable intake or to make a pleasing color palate. You can also try cutting up the leaves to make them less prominent on the sandwich.
Put the baguette’s top half back on and slice the massive, delicious steak sandwich according to how generous you feel. Can easily serve two. We won’t judge you if you don’t want to share.