[Sca-cooks] OOP: Query on Steak Smothered In Onions...
ysabeau at mail.ev1.net
Fri Aug 25 10:31:14 PDT 2006
I use ribeye for this all the time especially because I like mine
rare. It is actually my preferred cut. I only resort to sirloin or
round steak when I have to make it stretch on a tight budget. I
usually grill it instead of saute though. I'll do the onions and
sauce inside ahead of time.
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From: "Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius"
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Reply-To: Cooks within the SCA <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2006 13:05:55 -0400
>On Aug 25, 2006, at 11:25 AM, Michael Gunter wrote:
>> My memories of something similar are both from down
>> Oklahoma way and a restaurant my mother worked at
>> in Montana.
>> Basically there are grills here, which I'm sure you folk in
>> New Yawk are familiar with, where they have a large griddle
>> that has an eternal pile of onions constantly turning golden.
>> My memory of an "onion steak" or "onion burger" is the meat,
>> unbreaded, fried in the grease over by the onion pile so the
>> essence of sautee'd onion permeates the meat and then
>> the steak or burger is served with a topping of onions cooked
>> to how you wished them, from nearly raw to blackened.
>> Good stuff.
>Most diners will do a burger that way, but for some reason what
>most associate with that type of onion cookery (maybe because it
>in that area and also visible, which, in most diner kitchens
>here, it isn't) are the burgers at the Papaya King and the
>Papaya chains. These are little storefronts that are practically
>stalls, scattered mostly around Manhattan, that sell various
>blenderized tropical fruit drinks (mostly mango or papapaya
>hot dogs and burgers. The burgers are thin and one step up from
>McDonald's, but the onions are as described and make all the
>To all the people who responded, I just want you all to know
>killing me ;-). The only steaks I have in the freezer are
>rib eyes and shell steaks... hmmm... one little piece of skirt
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