Chef Scott: Bringing Back “Steak Velie”

BETTENDORF, Iowa - There are some tastes you just can't forget.  That's especially true when you remember the menus of restaurants that have long-since closed.

Take Moline's W.L. Velie's for instance.  It had a weekend special known throughout the Quad Cities before the restaurant closed its doors in 1992.

1. Slice leftover prime rib into thin strips
2. In a frying pan, add 1/4 cup of chef's butter (a 50/50 mix of margarie and butter)
3. Stir into the butter 3 tbsp of flour to create a cream
4. Add 2 tbsp of blue cheese dressing
5. Add 1 tbsp garlic powder
6. Add 1 cup of heavy cream
7. Stir together the ingredients before adding the strips of beef
8. Bring to a "lazy bubble" boil
9. Add 1/4 cup of blue cheese crumbles
10. Serve on a plate of egg noodles

"How easy is that?" asks Chef Scott.

"Can you believe that a signature dish from W.L. Velies that the Quad Cities just loved is that easy to make in your home.  Enjoy."