Recipe: Beefsteak and Onions

Prepare the steak in the usual way. Have ready in a frying pan a dozen onions cut in slices and fried brown in a little BEEF drippings or butter. Dish your steak, and lay the onions thickly over the top. Cover and let stand five minutes, then send to the table hot.

The Whitehouse Cookbook, by Mrs. F.L. Gillette (Year 1887)