"The people who give you their food give you their heart" - Cesar Chavez

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Andy's Gourmet Open-Faced Steak Sandwiches

Here he is sporting his new hair cut and his tray of soon-to-be-devoured sandwiches! Every dish Andy has ever tried to make turns out absolutely delicious. He is fearless in the kitchen, mixing savory with sweet. Andy is a natural. He made these delicious open faced sandwiches for an impromptu dinner gathering. These were packed with flavor -wait till you see the ingredients. He used a secret sweet ingredient (pears!) that really tied the whole sandwich together. The fresh flavors of the pear were a perfect contrast to the rich flavors of the gorgonzola cheese. These sandwiches, with a bit of greens on the side, are delightful. All of them were finished and the last one had to be split so multiple people could each get a bite!

Andy's Gourmet Open-Faced Steak Sandwiches

1 loaf Italian bread
Garlic infused olive oil
Gorgonzola cheese
Yellow onions
1 pear (Yes, a pear!) cut into thin slices

Andy caramelized the onions with olive oil until they were brown and fragrant. He pre-toasted the bread slightly, and prepared the steak, letting it cool before cutting it into squares to prevent running. Then he placed the cheese on top of the toasted bread, followed by the pear slices and caramelized onions and finally the steak pieces. He then toasted the whole sandwich until the cheese melted, the pears turned a slight golden color and all the flavors were blended.

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