This roll has it all: steak, lettuce, tomato and ham, finished off with a fried egg.






Skill level

Average: 5 (1 vote)


  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 60 ml (2 fl oz/¼ cup) white vinegar
  • 4 rump steaks (about 200 g/ 7 oz each and no thicker than 1.5 cm/½ in)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 100 g (3½ oz) thinly sliced provolone
  • 4 eggs
  • mayonnaise, to spread
  • 4 soft bread rolls, sliced in half
  • 8 soft lettuce leaves
  • 200 g (7 oz) thinly sliced leg ham
  • 2 large tomatoes, thinly sliced

Cook's notes

Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20˚C. | We use Australian tablespoons and cups: 1 teaspoon equals 5 ml; 1 tablespoon equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.


1. Combine the garlic, onion, parsley and vinegar in a bowl and set aside.

2. Place a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Brush the steaks with 1 tablespoon of the oil and cook for 4 minutes on each side for medium rare, or a little longer if you prefer your steak more well done. Top the steaks with the provolone, then remove from the pan and cover to keep warm.

3. Wipe the pan clean and add the remaining oil. Fry the eggs to your liking and transfer to a plate.

4. To assemble the sandwich, spread mayonnaise on the cut sides of the bread rolls. Arrange the lettuce, ham and tomato on the bottom half of each roll. Place the steaks on top followed by the fried eggs. Spoon over some of the onion mixture and serve immediately.


Recipe from The Food of Argentina by Ross Dobson and Rachel Tolosa Paz, Smith Street Books, RRP $44.99