"Recipes are meant to be shared"...Ann Thibeault

Friday, January 22, 2010

Hot Beef Sandwiches with Homemade Fries

I love diner food.  If I were to ever have my own restaurant it would be "Moe's Diner". LOL! I'd serve, beef on a bun, Roast chicken and turkey, Hot sandwiches, Shepherds Pie,  Stews, Pot Pies , Pork roasts and ribs, Prime Rib and Yorkshire Puddings and desserts would be bread and butter pudding, rice pudding,  pies, etc.... Just like we eat at home.

First thing I did when I got up yesterday morning was to brown a small  round roast and get it in the oven. It came out of the oven just before I had to leave for work.   In just over three hours the roast was fall-apart-tender. 

I also hand-cut three large russet potatoes and left them in the fridge all day soaking in cold water.  This removes a little of the starch, which makes for a nice crisp french fry.

Dinner took hardly any time at all to prepare. Just had to warm up the meat and double fry the potatoes.

Served on store-bought buns, and topped with caramelized onions.

I usually just wing this type of roast.   In this case, the meat was well browned and then I sliced up  two large onions  and sauted to caramelize, added a whole head of garlic, fresh chopped rosemary, beef broth, a little red wine and a squirt (tablespoon) of tomato paste.  Covered and slow cooked in a 325°F over for approximately 3 hours. 


  1. I agree with you, Ann - diner food often equals comfort food for me. And your dinner looks awfully comforting!! From the delicious-looking sandwich to the homemade french fries... I would be a satisfied customer for sure!! :D

  2. I'm you with guys! There's nothing like diner food after a long day at work. Or at 12:30 in the morning. Or for lunch. Or anytime, really.

  3. mamma mia che spettacolo!!! complimenti!

  4. Oh my goodness! Your foods sound so scrumptious. Let me know when you open Moe's Diner!
    Ladybug Creek

  5. What can I say...this looks beyond belief good. I concur with your other commenters....yum!

  6. "If I were to ever have my own restaurant it would be "Moe's Diner". "

    And I would fly up to be the first in line. Truly.

    Oh my gosh this looks delicious, thank you for tips about how you prepared the roast... I'll do it your way next time.

    Double frying the fries produces the BEST fries, for sure!

    I hope you and Moe have a lovely weekend.

  7. if that is diner food Id have it everyday! your sandwich looks amazingly scrumptious and the fotos as always stellar! I love coming here togawk.

  8. Ann, if you had a diner i would eat there every night!

  9. I would be one of your most loyal customers. Your food is always fabulous!


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