Is there anything more comforting and familiar than a toastie? Whether it’s made in an old school Brevil, under the grill or in a frying pan, it’s the snack that will give you a big cheesy hug. This week I decided to up my toastie game with this indulgent steak melt.
Do you ever come across an ingredient that you just can’t get enough of? I’m going through a massive crush on pomegranate molasses right now, I cant stop adding it to dishes. It’s so versatile and has an amazing sweet and sour flavour to it and weirdly it was the basis of this steak melt recipe. While I was cooking another dish, I was frying off some red onions and decided to throw in some pomegranate molasses and the result was insane! I wanted to incorporate these onions into another recipe where they could really sing, and the steak melt was born.
The steak is thinly sliced and seasoned with plenty of salt and pepper and some paprika to give it an earthy quality and the sweetness of the red onions compliments this beautifully. I decided to go for a mixture of mozzarella and strong cheddar for the melty part of my steak melt. Cheddar to add another depth of flavour and the mozzarella to get those wonderful stringy melted cheese strings that no melt should be without.
My top tips for ANY awesome toastie:
Cook in a frying pan, this gives you ultimate control of your toastie
Butter both sides of the bread and all the way to the edge so that nothing sticks in the pan and helps you get that awesome colour and salty flavour.
Use cheap white bread. I’m all about using good ingredients in dishes, but you can not go wrong with cheap white bread for a toastie.
If you are after a different type of toastie, check out my Fried Bread English Breakfast Sandwich