Steak and Egg Sandwiches with Arugula Pesto

Ohhh man, this sandwich. IMG_0511

The ingredients are so simple, but the flavors are spot on. How could you go wrong with butter-basted steak, and a runny fried egg on top?

IMG_0515Today was a good day too, I had my last test for the term! Now I get to binge-watch House of Cards and a ton of movies for the next week or so. I've been dying to finish the new season of House of Cards because every one and their mom has been talking about it. And then spring term starts on the 30th, womp womp. Alright, now back to the sandwiches...

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That color!! This pesto is so bright and fresh tasting.

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The steak is seared and basted with butter, garlic and thyme.

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Butter and garlic makes everything better right?

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The hoagies are toasted under the broiler, then add the steak and cheese and broil again. Spread a hefty amount of pesto, and top with a fried egg. And inhale!

[recipe title= "Steak and Egg Sandwiches with Arugula Pesto" servings= "2" time= "45 Minutes"]

Adapted from I Am a Food Blog

Pesto:

  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Directions:

  1. Add the arugula, Parmesan, lemon juice and garlic to a food processor. Blend until smooth.
  2. While the food processor is running, slowly stream in the olive oil. Blend until smooth.
  3. Remove from the food processor and set aside.

Sandwiches:

  • About 1 lb steak  of choice (I used sirloin)
  • 2-3 tbsp butter
  • 4-5 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1/3 cup cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 french hoagie rolls

Directions:

  1. Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Quickly sear each side of the steak, about a minute for each side, and then add the butter, garlic, and thyme. Reduce the heat. Slightly tip the pan, and using a spoon continuously baste the butter and garlic over the steak. Continue cooking until the steak is to your liking. Keep in mind cooking time will vary depending on how thick your steak is.
  2. Remove the steak from the pan, and slice into about 1/4 thick pieces.
  3. In a non-stick pan over medium heat, fry two eggs to your liking. I suggest keeping the yolk runny.
  4. While the eggs are frying, turn the oven broiler on high, and toast the hoagie rolls until golden. Remove from the oven, add the steak and cheese to one side and return to the broiler until the cheese is golden and bubbling.
  5. To assemble, spread the pesto onto the hoagie, top with the fried egg, and smash 'em together.
  6. [/recipe]

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Everything is better when topped with a fried egg!