Steak Sandwich on Toasted Garlic Bread with Tomato-Black Olive Relish with Skillet Fries

Total Time:
50 min
30 min
20 min

4 servings

  • Steak:
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 8 (1-inch) thick slices of Italian bread
  • 1 porterhouse steak, about 2 pounds
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Tomato-Black Olive Relish:
  • 2 vine-ripened tomatoes, diced
  • 3 tablespoons pitted and chopped Nicoise olives
  • 2 tablespoons finely sliced basil
  • 2 tablespoons finely diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Assemble:
  • Arugula
  • Toasted Italian bread
  • Sliced steak
  • Tomato-Olive Relish
  • Skillet Fries:
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 6 large Yukon Gold potatoes, skin on, parboiled and diced
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • For the Steak: Mix together 1/4 cup of olive oil and the garlic and let rest for 30 minutes. Preheat broiler. Brush both sides of the bread with the garlic oil, place on a baking sheet and broil for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, until lightly golden brown. Heat grill pan over high heat until smoking. Brush steak on both sides with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Grill for 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown on 1 side, turn over, reduce heat to medium and continue cooking to medium-rare doneness, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat, let rest 10 minutes and slice into 1/4-inch thick slices.

  • For the Tomato-Black Olive Relish: Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

  • To assemble: Place arugula on 4 slices of toast. Top with several slices of steak and a large spoonful of relish. Top with the remaining bread slices.

  • Skillet Fries: Heat olive oil in a medium cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft. Add peppers and garlic and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add potatoes and cook until golden brown, season with salt and pepper.

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