episode four -- beefsteak by ruth chatterton
It's almost four in the afternoon here. In a few hours, I will be making dinner. And as I thought about today's menu, I decided I had a hankering for a steak. I remembered this great recipe I had that was provided by actress Ruth Chatterton. Most know Ruth as the very undomestic wife in the hit motion picture DODSWORTH.
Usually I like to serve a porterhouse with a baked potato and a vinegar and oil coleslaw. As for a suitable beverage, I tend to drink coffee but I can think of several good wines that might also go well with this meal. Incidentally, I probably eat red meat about once every two weeks. So when I treat myself like this, it has to be very good. And let me assure you, Ruth's recipe is spectacular! Here it is:
I think the horseradish gives it just the right flavor. I understand that not everyone is a fan of horseradish, but it really works with this dish.
This recipe first appeared in Favorite Recipes of the Movie Stars, an out of print paperback cookbook published in 1931.