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Steak Tartare

After several years of absence, snack bars or ‘milk bars’ are returning in growing numbers to the streets of Polish cities. They are small bistros open 24/7 where you can enjoy a shot of vodka and a traditional snack ‘on the hop’, or try old-school staple bar foods like this steak tartare.

Instructions:

Clean the meat, cleans it under water and dry it. Chop it finely with a sharp knife. Season with mustard and freshly ground black pepper. Add oil. Cool the dish. Shape it into a form and place it on a plate. Put a yolk on the top. Dice the pickled cucumbers and the onion finely and serve on the side, together with a slice of wholemeal bread. You may also add capers and marinated mushrooms.

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Ingredients

  • 200g of beef fillet
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 pickled cucumbers
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • 1 yolk
  • oil
  • salt, black pepper
  • marinated mushrooms, capers

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