Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Usually made with veal (expensive) or chicken (cheap), this is a mid-priced variation using skirt steak. Adapted from a recipe by Nikki at allrecipes.com, modified to reduce the fat slightly and make the portions more appropriate for my own diet. (The recipe says "ham" to get a nutritional total, but you MUST use prosciutto to get the real flavor!)
- 2 lbs skirt steaks, trimmed of fat
- fresh ground black pepper
- 6 ounces aged provolone cheese, sliced
- 2 bunches fresh sage leaves
- 16 slices ham (prosciutto di Parma)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Cut the steak into approximately 4 ounce pieces, then pound each one to 1/4 inch thickness. Season with black pepper. On each piece of steak, lay one slice of provolone cheese, a few leaves of sage and 2 slices of prosciutto. Roll into pinwheels and secure with toothpicks.
- Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Quickly brown the pinwheels on the outside. Transfer to a baking dish if your skillet is not oven-safe.
- Bake 7 minutes for medium rare, or 10 for medium. Let rest for 5 minutes before carving into thin pinwheels. Place the skillet back over medium-high heat, and add any remaining sage leaves. Fry until crispy and use to garnish steaks.