It’s a Meat and Potatoes Night

Thursday, 22 Jan 2009


Add a salad and what more do you need?  For tonight’s dinner we had nice little filets pan-seared in butter and finished under the broiler, Crash Hot Potatoes from Pioneer Woman (a recipe I discovered through the Cooking Stuff blog), and Spicy Red Pepper Caesar Salad with Homemade Garlic Croutons, posted separately.


The potatoes turned out flavorful and crispy just as Pioneer Woman promised.  I boiled them and then smashed them with the bottom of a glass because I didn’t have a potato masher.  Then on with the olive oil, freshly ground pepper, finely chopped fresh thyme, and the fleur de sel I picked up at World Market’s Minnesota going out of business sale.


I kept the steaks simple — I just seasoned them with salt and pepper, rubbed on a little roasted garlic left from the salad dressing I made and seared the steaks in butter.  I garnished the steaks and potatoes with a little fresh thyme.  Delicious.


Reader's Comments

  1. That looks wicked good! Man, I could go for a steak right now… 🙂

  2. Thanks, Bob! Good thing I found the potatoes on your blog… they are awesome. My husband loved them. And sometimes you just have to have a steak. BTW, had fun visiting your blog… especially like the “Crash Hot Potatoes are good… brownies are good… tofu is not good” vignette. At least you give people advance warning that your blog is a tofu-free zone.

  3. I make potatoes like these except that I microwave them first rather than boiling them. It’s one of my favorite go-to side dishes! They’re so easy and so tasty!

  4. That’s a great idea — faster, too! I’ll have to try that out.

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