Steak Sandwich with Burnt Onion Ketchup
· 3tbsp vegetable oil
· 3 onions, peeled and roughly chopped
· 2 fresh bay leaves
· 150ml white wine vinegar
· 1 tbsp Worcester sauce
· 3 garlic cloves crushed or finely chopped
· 50g dark muscovado sugar
· 1tsp paprika and oregano
· Salt and pepper
· 1 steak, best quality your budget will allow
· 1 crusty baguette
1. Begin by making the burnt onion ketchup. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Add about a third of the onions and fry over a high heat until they are beginning to char. Remove from the heat and repeat the process in batches until all the onions are cooked.
2. Add all the onions back into the pan along with the bay leaves, vinegar, garlic, Worcester sauce, and sugar. Bring this to the boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer this for approximately 20 minutes or until the onions have begun softening and the consistency has reduced to something like a normal ketchup.
3. Remove this from the heat and add the paprika, oregano, and the seasoning to taste.
4. To cook your steak, make sure you have removed it from a fridge and allowed it to come up to room temperature. Heat more vegetable oil and a knob of butter in a pan until foaming. Season both sides of your steak and add this to the pan. Cook on each side for approximately 4 minutes per side for medium-rare, basting with the juices constantly. Remove the steak from the pan and make sure it is allowed to rest for at least 10 minutes.
5. To serve slice the steak into strips and add to a baguette with a healthy portion of the ketchup. Serve with a salad or chips.