Just got done testing/tasting a new sandwich, our Steak & Egg Sandwich which we created using our pasture-raised beef NY steak , a couple of fried pasture-raised eggs, and local arugula on an Acme sweet baguette slightly toasted with garlic butter. Wow!
I've been wanting to put the steak sandwich back on the menu ever since we started using the wonderful beef from Estancia Beef- very consistent, tender, delicious, & healthy. What to put in the sandwich along with the beef has been my dilemma. Then came the idea of a simple fried egg. The first time I was served a fried egg on top of a steak was in Rio de Janeiro, sitting on the patio of a restaurant in Leblon, after a fun day at the beach. The menu called it "Bif a cavalo"- think cowboy steak. It was years ago and I still remember it.
The resulting sandwich- the fried egg, once bitten into starts oozing yummy yolk all over the sandwich (and mouth and plate). It lends the tender, beefy steak a sexy umaminess that makes your eyes roll to the back of your head while chewing. The arugula lends the sandwich a crispy pepperiness that helps bring all the flavors and textures into a simple balance.
This sandwich is one of the most exciting things I've bitten into in years...