A Suffolk Aga Saga
This is one of those recipes popular in the 1970s that deserves to be revived, not that it’s ever really gone out of fashion in our house. Nor have prawn cocktails, come to think of it, though I’ve yet to serve up Scampi In A Basket.
Beef Stroganoff has been thoroughly mongrelised over the years and I doubt if many 19th century Russians would recognise what’s usually put on the table today.
The original recipe, apparently, had no mushrooms and no onions, ingredients now considered integral. This is my version.
8 oz/225g fillet steak
150g/about 5 oz mushrooms, sliced
1 large onion, finely sliced into half moons
2 heaped tbsp creme fraiche
Heaped tbsp chopped parsley
A nut of butter and a little oil
A grating of nutmeg
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Cut the steak into thin strips, place them between two layers of grease-proof paper then bash them flat with a rolling pin or meat mallet.
Slice the onions and mushrooms.
Heat the butter and oil in a deep frying pan over a moderate heat and fry the mushrooms briefly. Remove and set aside.
Put the onions in the pan and fry gently until golden. Remove and set aside with the mushrooms.
Increase the heat and flash fry the steak strips quickly on each side – you’re aiming for some colour on them without over-cooking.
Reduce the heat, put the onions and mushrooms back into the pan, stir in the creme fraiche and heat through gently.
Add the parsley, a grating of nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste.
Traditionally served with rice.
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