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Recipe of the Month: Steak Frites
If you’re looking for something simple and satisfying for dinner, look no further than Steak Frites. Like, really, how much more delicious does it get than a perfectly grilled steak (thanks to Broil King’s The Perfect Steak marinade) paired with crispy, salty French fries? Here, it’s a dinner for two; but it’s also a great option for a crowd. Enjoy, mon ami!
2 steaks of your choice (don’t skimp out here, you’re literally using “The Perfect Steak” marinade – now is *not* the time to half-ass it)
1 bottle of The Perfect Steak marinade
4 large potatoes
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
A handful of fresh parsley
STEP 1: Assemble your ingredients.
STEP 2: Place the steaks in a deep dish or a Ziploc bag and cover with marinade. Let sit for about an hour (while you’re making the frites) at room temperature; if you’re using a dish, flip the steaks over every now and then.
STEP 3: Cut potatoes into 1cm thick fries and place in a large bowl full of ice water. Preheat oven to 350F and let the potatoes chill (ha!) in the water until the oven’s heated.
STEP 4: Have you flipped your steaks lately? If not, now’s the time. Maybe even spoon a little bit of that marinade over top of ‘em.
STEP 5: Oh, hey! The oven is preheated! Transfer those cold potatoes of yours to a paper towel-lined dish towel and dry them off. Dry out the bowl, then put the taters back in there. Drizzle a couple glugs of olive oil over top of the potatoes and sprinkle generously with salt. Place a metal cooling rack on a large, parchment-lined baking sheet, and then transfer the potatoes to the rack. Cook them in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.
STEP 6: After 20 minutes, flip or toss or scatter those fries. This is also the time to preheat that grill! Set it to medium-high. Cook the fries for another 15 minutes.
STEP 7: Increase the heat to 425F and continue to cook the fries for 20-25 more minutes. Now, clean the grill grate and grease it up with some oil on a paper towel.
STEP 8: It’s time, folks! Put those beautifully marinated steaks on the preheated grill. Take a minute to admire them. They really are beautiful. Oh, also sprinkle a bunch of salt and pepper over the steaks.
STEP 9: Check on your steak. Damn, what a beauty. Flip it over. Actually, you’re going to want to flip it over every few minutes; sure, it’s not the most common way of cooking a steak, but it’s actually a great way to ensure the steak cooks evenly. How do you like your steak? Of course, the cooking time will vary with thickness, but here are some general numbers for reference:
Rare: 6-8 minutes (125F)
Medium-rare: 7-10 minutes (135F)
Medium: 10-12 minutes (145F)
Well-done: 12-15 minutes
STEP 10: When the fries are done, transfer them back to that trusty big bowl of yours, add the parsley (but leave a little bit to sprinkle over everything later) and some more salt. Toss to combine.
STEP 11: When the steaks are done, transfer them to a plate and tent with foil; let them rest for a few minutes while you finish prepping the fries (and by prepping, I mean quality-control testing the fries. Yum.).
STEP 12: Slice up that steak! Sure, you could serve it whole, but then you wouldn’t get a sneak peek at how truly gorgeous it is.
STEP 13: Add the fries to the plate with the steak (do the same with the other steak as well), sprinkle with remaining parsley, and serve! Bon appétit!