This article is from the 20th Century Appetizer Recipes, with numerous contributions by famous and also anonymous cooks
4 Tender steaks (loin or rib)
2 tb Minced garlic
1 ts Bottled red chile flakes
1/2 ts Black pepper
1 French bread loaf
2 tb Butter or margarine
2 tb Chopped California ripe olives
1 tb Minced cilantro
Trim steaks well. Mix 1 tablespoon garlic with chile flakes and black pepper with back of spoon, making paste. Rub on both sides of steaks. Cut 4 thick (1") slices of bread on a sharp diagonal. Melt butter and mix in olives, cilantro and remaining 1 tablespoon garlic. Grill or broil bread just long enough toast both sides (if broiling, it may be easier to drop broiler rack down a notch before toasting bread). Spoon olive butter over bread. Place toast on plates and top with steaks.
Cooking time: 7-10 minutes. Total preparation time: 15 minutes.