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French Onion Steak

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Yield: 24 servings

kikkoman products used:


3 cups Au Jus Sauce (recipe below) or beef broth
1 1/2 cups Kikkoman Less Sodium Soy Sauce
24 New York strip steaks (10 to 12 ounces each)
salt and black pepper, as needed
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
6 cups caramelized onions (recipe follows)
1 pound, 14 ounces Gruyère cheese, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cups chopped fresh chives


In small saucepan mix Au Jus Sauce or broth and soy sauce; heat and keep warm.

For each serving, to order: Season 1 steak with salt and pepper, and coat with 1 tablespoon oil. Grill or pan-fry to desired doneness, turning once. Top with 1/4 cup onions and cover with 1 1/4 ounces cheese. Place in salamander. Melt and brown cheese lightly. Plate steak. Ladle 3 tablespoons au jus mixture over steak. Garnish with 1 tablespoon chives.

To make Au Jus Sauce: Heat 1 quart beef stock, 2 cups roast beef pan juices, 1 cup water and 1 cup soy sauce. (Yield: 2 quart)

To make Caramelized Onions: Thinly slice 4 pounds Spanish onions. Melt 8 ounces butter in large sauté pan. Add onions, 2 ounces minced garlic and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until onions are browned and soft. Mix in 2/3 cup soy sauce. Keep hot. (Makes about 6 cups)


Even people who love soy sauce and use it all the time are often surprised to learn what it is and how it’s made. We make ours from just four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, wheat, and salt. Those ingredients are transformed through a traditional brewing process—much like making wine or beer—that has remained unchanged for centuries.

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