Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Night Steak and Potatoes

Pan Seared Potato Cakes

Balsamic Marinated Rib Eye Steak

Meat & Potatoes with Purple Kale

A easy dinner tonight with the classic combination of meat and potatoes, just done a little differently. To start I boiled russet potatoes in the skin till tender then peeled and diced them, next I mixed with cooked chopped bacon (reserve fat) and herbs, the mixture was formed in ring molds, un molded and dusted with panko bread crumbs. Cook them in the bacon fat till golden, keep warm. The steak I eat is only beef rib eye, a good ratio of fat to meat which gives flavor and juiciness's. To season simple is better so just kosher salt and fresh pepper with a splash of balsamic vinegar then onto a very hot cast iron to sear, a few short minutes on each side and its ready. Charred and crusty on the outside and tender on the inside. To round out the meal and keep the doctors happy a little vegetable of wilted purple kale. Its all good and the meat craving is satisfied.

Note: Ring molds are like tall round cookie cutters, great for giving foods a neat appearance on the plate.

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