This is one of the favourite ways of cooking meat in Holland.
For 1 lb. of beef steak, allow 2 ozs. of lard, 1 sliced onion, 1 bayleaf, salt, pepper and a generous flavouring of nutmeg. Flatten the steak, wash it and season it with salt and pepper. Melt the lard in a saucepan and brown the steak evenly on both sides. Add the sliced onion, bayleaf and the nutmeg. Cover the saucepan and simmer for 1½ hours, adding a little water occasionally.