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Old 07-09-2011, 03:35 PM   #1
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Steak Tartare

Hello all, this is my first post. I am Martin from the UK and I love cooking. I am not a professional chef, I just love food.

I am a member of other forums on the web but this is the first time I have been on a cooking forum.

So, get yourself some nice fillet beef, a jar of gherkins, a jar of capers (Both in salt water/brine). Fresh coriander and sea salt, Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce if you have them and the freshest egg you can find (I get mine from a friend who has chickens so these egg yolks are a day or so old).

Chop (Do not mince) the beef, chop the gherkins and capers (You need roughly two part beef to one part gherkins and one part capers. A nice sprinkle of English mustard powder is good too. Make sure you mix the ingredients well.

Serve with sourdough bread with a drizzle of good olive oil, dressed with a few fresh chives

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Old 07-09-2011, 03:44 PM   #2
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Yumm. I could do without the raw egg, but Daddy would never skip it. Welcome to DC.
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Old 07-09-2011, 03:47 PM   #3
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The eggs are laid by a friends chickens, recently I have tried to make 50% of my diet raw and organic. I am feeling better for it. The egg gives a lovely coating to the beef once its broken, I would not want a tartare without one!! Fresh though! and free range and organic!!!!

Thank you for the welcome :D
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:07 PM   #4
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Yumm. I could do without the raw egg, but Daddy would never skip it. Welcome to DC.
Lol! Me too, that's the only reason I've never tried the dish! The thought of having the raw egg scares me a little and I eat many strange things :)
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:08 PM   #5
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Hi and welcome to DC! Recipe looks lovely, minus the raw egg!
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Why is everyone against raw eggs? I would not eat random raw egg but if its free range and organic and from well kept chickens then its a treat and extremely nutritious. There is quite a weight of evidence pointing towards the lack of raw food and various illnesses. I won't rant though, each to their own and thank you for the kind welcome folks :)
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Why is everyone against raw eggs? I would not eat random raw egg but if its free range and organic and from well kept chickens then its a treat and extremely nutritious. There is quite a weight of evidence pointing towards the lack of raw food and various illnesses. I won't rant though, each to their own and thank you for the kind welcome folks :)
I'll eat most things but I got a bit put off raw egg when my Gym teacher gave us raw egg in milk before a race once and I ended up getting egg all over my team mate..lol!
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Why is everyone against raw eggs? I would not eat random raw egg but if its free range and organic and from well kept chickens then its a treat and extremely nutritious...
Welcome to DC, Martin.


Here in the US, there is a threat of salmonella contaminated eggs and chickens. Thus, we are cautioned against eating either unless fully cooked.

Sadly, neither the freshness of the egg nor the habitat in which a chicken is kept ensures a salmonella-free result. The danger can exist if a chicken is raised free range on a small farm by caring people you've known for years, where it eats only the finest in organic foods and you consume the egg raw while it's still warm from the hen.

I wish it were not so.
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Thanks Andy. I suppose I have a cast iron stomach. It is recommended that a person should not drink more than a glass or two of wine, it never stopped me drinking 3 or 4 bottles in a night though!
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Welcome to DC, Martin. I recently purchased two laying hens--there is nothing better than FRESH eggs (you'll notice I tend to mention FRESH eggs whenever possible). When I lived in Germany, we used to eat Steak Tartare...loved it. And, yes, we put a fresh egg on top. I survived.

If your friend has a rooster, the eggs have to be collected daily. You do not want to eat a fertilized egg if it was not collected the day it was laid. I am still new enough to having laying hens to still be thrilled every morning when I collect their eggs--especially if they are still warm.

I drank raw milk when I lived in Germany--it also did not kill me.

Whereabouts do you live in the UK?
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