Fried Beefsteak

Preparation info

  • Difficulty


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Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

  • About


  • lb. frying beefsteak, 1 in. thick
  • salt and pepper
  • fat


Wipe the meat, remove and discard any skin, beat lightly and season to taste. Put in sufficient fat barely to cover the bottom of a frying-pan. When hot, fry the steak quickly on both sides to seal the surface. Then cook more slowly until cooked to taste.

For a good gravy to serve with the steak, drain any fat from the frying-pan, keeping back the sediment. Add salt and pepper and about 1½ gills of boiling water. Boil up, skim and strain.