One of my favourite dishes that my dad made for me when I grew up was steak tartare. Usually for a weekend lunch, he’d serve it on super fresh rye bread (sometimes with caraway) with sliced pickle (preferably Poski Olgorkie) and I just loved it.
I had never tried to make it myself though. Hard to live up to the high bar my dad has set I figured. But I had to try! So I bought everything I needed and one weekend it was time to make my foray into making steak tartare for myself.
- 500g fillet steak
- ½ white salad onion (finely diced)
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 loaf of rye bread (with caraway if you can find it!)
- Polski Olgorki Gherkins
- Rock salt and cracked black pepper
- Trim any fat from the fillet steak and place in a Thermomix or food processor, blitz until minced.
- Place minced beef in a bowl, along with egg yolks and diced onion and thoroughly combine.
- Arrange mince in a bowl and top with a little parsley
- Butter the sliced rye bread and press some of the steak tartare on with a fork
- Generously sprinkle on salt and pepper
- Place a sliced gherkin on top
- Get stuck in
It is really as easy as that. Yes I know that raw steak can seem a little confronting at first, but the simple flavours together are some kind of wonderful.
I’m so glad I finally gave it a whirl. Was it as good as dad’s? Not quite. I suspect his taste that little bit better because he makes if for me 🙂