Anyone who is old Austin will remember Night Hawk Frozen Dinners. They were a collection of chopped steak dinners, the best of which came with tater tops.
I don’t remember for sure if these were around before microwave ovens, but I always cooked mine in the regular oven. There was this little packet of butter sauce that you poured over them when they were done cooking.
They were fantastic. I worked at one of the Night Hawk restaurants (The Steakhouse at Highway 290 and I-35), and I would often eat one before going into work (they were cheaper than than the steaks at the restaurant, even with my employee discount).
You may not realize it, but these are still around. The wife picked up a couple last week, and I had one the other night (the wife was working an overnight at the hospital).
Unfortunately, I was very disappointed. There were instructions for cooking in either a regular or microwave oven. I went for the regular over, but the cooking time was much shorter than I remembered, and the steak was much tougher and didn’t taste as good. I suspect it was at least partially precooked.
Worst of all, the butter sauce pack gone. There was some sort of butter sauce poured on top, but it didn’t taste anywhere near as good.
Anyone know what happened to them?