When we lived in South Africa there were many things I missed. Frikandellen, herring and also Filet Americain. But that is over now, as I make my own Filet Americain. Even now that we live in Spain and it tastes exactly like the one I used to buy from de Keurslager (Quality butcher) in Hilversum.
apron, food processor, tablespoon, teaspoon, plastic container, spatula
200 g lean beef
3 T Japanese Kewpie mayonnaise (or 1 egg yolk and 1 t lemon juice or vinegar)
2 t Dijon mustard
1 t paprika powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 t freshly ground rainbow pepper (to make it with the rainbow nation touch)
1/2 t curry powder
pinch of cayenne pepper
10 drops of Worcestershire sauce
Add beef and all other ingredients in your food processor. Mix it well into a smooth paste. Taste it and see if you need to add some more spices or salt.
Use your spatula to put in your plastic container. Use it before the end of three days on your sandwiches or savoury crackers. You can keep it in the refrigerator for maximum 3 days.
TIP It is also lovely on celery sticks
DRINK with a glass of ice cold milk (I do love my Dutch heritage)
MUSIC De liefde van de man (of vrouw) gaat door de maag by Ria Valk
Romance of this recipe: my sister Shirley who lives in Italy tried this recipe too. I forgot to mention that you can keep it in the fridge for maximum 3 days. She thought she could only eat it after 3 days… No way, there was nothing left after 2 days. Hahahaha!