A mammoth sandwich of cold steak and mustard in a Vienna loaf, the Bookmaker’s Sandwich is so called because the Irish would take it to race meetings for a good satisfying lunch. If you like, chopped pickles or chutney may also be used.
1 long, fresh, crusty Vienna loaf
6 oz. butter
1 lb. fillet steak, cut
2 teaspoon salt
4 grindings black pepper
3 tablespoons prepared mustard or horseradish
Slice the loaf in half lengthways and butter it.
Preheat the grill to high.
Grill the steaks for 2 to 3 minutes or more on each side, according to whether you like your steaks rare, medium or well- done.
Place the hot steaks on one-half of the loaf. Sprinkle the salt and pepper over the meat and spread it with the mustard.
Put the top of the loaf on over the meat and press down.
Wrap the loaf in greaseproof paper or aluminium foil. When the meat is cold slice the sandwiched loaf into wedges and serve.