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PETER RUSSELL-CLARKE – Friday recipes
Friday 17th August, 2018
“Saddle up to have a bloody good steak”. If you were to saddle a cow you’d arrange the saddle over the eye fillet and porterhouse. This epistle concerns itself with the fillet and your cooking of this most tender cut of beef.
The eye fillet, as you know, is a tongue shape without sinew on the outside – that is if your butcher has done his job diligently. If any fat or sinew is, in fact, on the meat you must cut it off.
Now cut a 4 cm thick piece from the fillet, then with the palm of your hand, or knuckles, flatten that portion of fillet so it is 6 mm thin (or less).
Heat a lightly oil sprayed hot plate or non-stick pan to be very hot. Drop the flattened meat onto the hot pan or plate. After a half minute, turn it, sprinkle it with garlic salt, turn it and instantly remove it from the heat source.
It should be moist and succulent, not dry and flavourless. (I splash it with a little olive oil). It must be served IMMEDIATELY with little else on the plate other than a splash of lemon juice.
But DO NOT OVERCOOK!
I feel obliged to can the oft-held view that eye fillet steak has no flavour. Not so! It has a subtle flavour which must be nurtured. Eye fillet’s flavour needs no help as do inferior beef cuts. Admittedly, it must be cooked while you watch it. It doesn’t require added flavours other than a little oil, garlic and salt.
I must admit I serve it with fresh raw baby spinach leaves, a slice of orange and a smile.
Friday 10th August 2018
PETER’S POLISH SAUSAGE ROLL WITHOUT PASTRY.
A similar recipe originated in Poland I’m told. Anyway, if I’ve bastardised the Polish version, I apologise. But as there are said to be only four original jokes and all jokes are versions of those originals, I suppose it’s the same story with recipes.
For instance, I claim orange juice instead of milk in scrambled eggs. But the idea was muted to me long ago by the Drama Director of the ABC. And I didn’t invent scrambling eggs anyway. So there!! I think the recipe writer simply supplies an idea and the reader mucks around with that thought-starter – what’s in the fridge, what suits his or her palate or purse. So, having said all that, if this tickles your fancy (or palate), try it. And feel free to alter it to your heart’s (or fridge’s) content.
By the way, I serve it with beetroot – either from my oven or straight from the tin – sliced or the whole baby beetroot.
1 tablespoon butter; 115g mushrooms, finely chopped; 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs; 350g chicken breasts, finely chopped; 2 eggs, separated; 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg; 2 tablespoons plain flour; 3 tablespoons olive oil; salt; freshly ground black pepper.
Fry the mushrooms in the butter till they’re soft then let them cool before mixing them in a large bowl with the breadcrumbs, chicken, egg yolks, nutmeg, a sprinkle of salt and some ground black pepper. In a separate, clean, bowl whisk the egg whites till they’re stiff then stir half the egg whites into the chicken mixture before folding the rest of the egg whites gently into the mixture.
Shape the mixture into sausage-shaped rolls about 7 cm long and 2 cm wide.
Roll the ‘sausages’ in flour, heat the oil in a frying pan and fry them, turning them from time to time till they’re cooked through and are golden brown – about 10 minutes. Serve hot.
This recipe should make about 12 ‘sausages’.
SATURDAY MORNING SPORT – WITH PAT FERGUSON
Monday 9:45am: Gundagai South
Monday 10:30am: Tumut Public School
Monday 10:40am: Cabramurra (1st & 3rd Month)
Monday 11:15am: Brungle School (Fortnightly2nd & 4th)
Monday 2:15pm: St Josephs, Adelong
Tuesday 11:40am: Gundagai High School (Fortnightly 1st & 3rd)
Tuesday 1:45pm: St Mary’s Batlow
Tuesday 2:30pm: Gadara School (Last Tuesday each month)
Wednesday 9:30am: McAuley Catholic
Wednesday 10:45am Adelong Public (2nd and 4th Wednesday)
Wednesday 11:10am: Gundagai Public
Wednesday 2:15pam: St Patricks Gundagai
Wednesday 2:15pm: Talbingo (Fortnightly 2nd & 4th)
Thursday 10:30am: Franklin Public School
Thursday 11:15am Tumut High School
Thursday 11:15am: Little Possums (1st Thursday)
Thursday 11:15am: Tumut Preschool (2nd Thursday)
Thursday 11:15am: Adelong Preschool (4th Thursday)
Friday 11:15am: Nangus School (Fortnightly 1st & 3rd)
Friday 11:15am Bongongo School
Friday 1.15pm: Batlow Technology