Flank Steak Au Jus Sandwiches

“These make delicious sandwiches for quick suppers or lunch. Recipe source: Bon Appetit (October 1981)”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil or 2 tablespoons other vegetable oil
  • 2 (1 1/2 lb) flank steaks
  • 1 12 cups sake
  • 1 12 cups water
  • 14 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons brown gravy (like kitchen bouquet)
  • hard roll (homemade or store bought)
  • butter
  • parmesan cheese (for grating on sandwiches) or other cheese (for grating on sandwiches)


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add flank steaks and cook well on both sides until browned and crisp. Reduce heat to medium and cook to desired doneness (10-12 minutes for medium, 8-10 minutes for med rare). Transfer to heated platter and keep warm.
  2. Combine sake and water in same skillet and cook over medium high heat until reduced to 2 cups (10-15 minutes).
  3. In a small cup combine soy sauce with water and then add to sake/water mixture along with the Kitchen Bouquet (or brown gravy sacue) and any juice from steak. Blend well and remove from heat but keep warm.
  4. Slice rolls horontally and spread with butter and sprinkle with cheese. Toast in the broiler until golden brown.
  5. Slice steak thinly on the diagonal, against the grain and then arrange steak slices on roll halves. Transfer to a large serving platter and serve with warm sauce.

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