Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Flat Iron Steak with Smashed Potato an Radicchio Salad

Okay, so I decided to make steak again and this time it worked out perfectly. After school today, Lucas and I walked over to the meat hook, our neighborhood butcher shop, and picked up a couple of flat iron steaks for dinner tonight. Honestly, I still have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to cooking meat but maybe I'm slowly getting the hang of it.

The steak was cooked pretty standardly - super hot pan, salt, pepper, then finished with thyme, butter and a rub of raw garlic. For the potato salad, first I cut up the potatoes and boiled them in salted water. For the last 10 minutes, I threw in 2 eggs to hard boil. I made a dressing with a ton of dijon mustard, sherry vinegar, raw garlic, anchovy paste, chives, tarragon, sautéed shallots, olive oil, salt and pepper. Once the potatoes and eggs were done cooking, I let the potatoes drain while I peeled the eggs. I gave the eggs a rough chop and tossed them with the potatoes, dressing and sliced radicchio (the radicchio should wilt a little from the heat of the potatoes). Finally, while the steak was resting, I made a little sauce in the pan with the leftover butter and some sherry vinegar and then poured that over the steak. That's it! Lucas rated this meal a 9.8 out f 10 - pretty good if you ask me.

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