Recipe: Steak Country Style

  • 1½ pounds flank steak 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 4 onions 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon flour ¼ cup boiling water

Pound the steak with a meat pounder or a wooden potato masher to break the tough fibers. Sear quickly on each side in a very hot frying pan; peel and chop onions, dredge with flour, and put in pan with the steak; add salt and pepper; cover closely, and cook slowly an hour and a half. Put steak on platter, add boiling water to onions, and pour around steak. Serve with hashed brown potatoes.

Better Meals for Less Money, by Mary Green (Year 1909)