Twister – Steak and Eggs
In the summer of 1969 Jo Harding is rushed to her family’s storm shelter when the television announces a severe weather alert. As her father holds down the shelter door, a tornado sweeps over the top, ripping the door from its hinges and carries him to his death. From that day on, Jo vowed to hunt as many tornadoes as she could, and works on a team of professional storm chasers.
Bill Harding is a retired storm chaser who is now becoming a weatherman. He is also Jo’s husband. He seeks out his ex-teammates with his girlfriend Melissa, to have Jo sign the pending divorce papers. The team is analyzing a storm when Bill arrives, and Jo stalls for the papers. She is in denial about the separation and isn’t ready for the marriage to end. But with Bill’s girlfriend close by, changing his mind will be quite the challenge.
The team is testing out a tornado-analyzing device that was initially Bill’s idea. The device is called “Dorothy,” and Jo wants Bill out on the field for her first use. If Dorothy is a success, a more accurate warning system can be developed.
The team gets wind that there is a tornado approaching nearby. Jo and Bill go ahead of the group to see the tornado up close, with Jo’s truck being lifted off the ground by its force. Battling for their safety, they place Dorothy directly in the line of fire.
The storm chasers sit down for a hearty meal at Aunt Meg’s. While swapping stories from years of adventures the crew chows down on juicy steak and eggs. Don’t torture yourself by watching, cook some for yourself!
Steak and Eggs Recipe
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- One 1-pound sirloin steak (about 1 inch thick)
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 8 large eggs
- Preheat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat until hot, about 5 minutes. Raise the heat to high and add the oil. Season the steak generously with salt and pepper. Place the steak in the skillet and cook, turning once, until well-browned, about 4 minutes per side.
- Transfer the steak in the skillet to the oven and cook for 5 minutes more for medium-rare.
- Transfer the steak to a cutting board. Cover it loosely with foil and let rest for 10 minutes before carving.
- While the steak is resting, cook the eggs. Heat 2 skillets over medium-low. Melt a tablespoon of butter in each pan.
- Break 4 eggs into each skillet. Season the eggs lightly with salt and pepper, and cook until the whites are just set, about 3 1/2 minutes. (If you want the yolks to be cooked through, cover, and continue cooking for 1 to 2 minutes more.) Divide the eggs among 4 warmed plates.
- Cut the steak on the diagonal into thick slices. Fan the steak slices on the plates and serve immediately.
Cooking time: 30 minutes. – Servings: 4. – Back to Top