Saturday, April 5, 2008

Stroganoff Steak Sandwiches

1 crusty baguette
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 pounds, 1-inch thick sirloin or strip steak, very thinly sliced, no more than 1/4-inch thick
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups beef stock
1/3 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 to 3 tablespoons freshly chopped dill

Cut baguette into 4 pieces and split but do not separate.

Heat a large skillet over medium to medium high heat with 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil and butter. Pat sliced meat dry. Season the meat with salt and pepper and coat in flour. Shake off excess then add to very hot pan. Cook meat 5 to 6 minutes, turning occasionally. Add stock to pan and cook to thicken 1 minute, stir in sour cream, a tablespoon of lemon juice and dill. Season the sauce with pepper. Remove from heat.

Pile meat into cut baguette.

--Adapted from Rachel Ray

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