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Portuguese steak

Steak and egg is a classic in the repertoire of traditional Portuguese cooking. Sherry and a good slug of red wine add depth and complexity to the sauce, with chilli adding a good slug of heat.
Portuguese steak



1.Season the steaks with salt and pepper.
2.Heat the butter in a large frying pan over high heat, add the steak and cook for 30 seconds each side to seal. Remove from the pan.
3.Add garlic and sherry; deglaze the pan with the red wine. Add the beef stock and cook for 2-3 minutes, add the sour cream and cook for a further minute.
4.Return the steak to the pan, along with any of the juices and cook until done to your liking.
5.Place the ham into a medium frying pan and cook until crisp. Remove from the pan. Add oil and fry the egg, keeping the yolk soft.
6.To serve, place the steak in the centre and a fried egg on top. Place the crispy ham on the egg and pour the sauce over. Serve immediately with crisp green salad.

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