Smothered Seven Steaks
PREP TIME: 3½ Hours
COMMENT: In honor of Black History Month, I have recreated a traditional African American recipe that I learned to cook from the best African American cook in Louisiana, Mary Ferchaud. The name "seven steaks" comes from the bone, which is shaped like a 7.
In a 12-inch cast iron skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add steaks and sear until golden brown. Remove and keep warm. Add onions, celery, bell pepper and garlic. Sauté 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are wilted. Return steaks to skillet and add stock and Worcestershire. Bring mixture to a rolling boil, reduce to simmer, cover and cook for approximately 2½ hours. Add green onions and parsley and season to taste using salt, pepper and Louisiana Gold. This dish is also excellent baked. Bake for 2-2½ hours at 375 degrees F. Serve over rice or mashed potatoes.