Thursday, 29 May 2014


This is maybe my 10th Steak & Potatoes recipe, there's no prize for guessing that i love meat and potatoes! Well, no need for any fancy intro, lets just get into it...

5 Large Potatoes (Cut Into Halves or Quarters)
1/2 Cup of Olive Oil
1/2 Onion (Sliced)
1/2 Cup Button Mushrooms (Sliced)
250ml Alfredo Sauce
2 Lean Cut Flank Steaks
1/2 Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
Chopped Green Onions and Parsley
Garlic Powder 
Salt & Black Pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Season steak simply with salt and pepper and set aside.

Wash and cut potatoes and drain. In a bowl add half your portion of oil, salt, pepper and garlic and toss potatoes into it.

Arrange on the wire rack of your oven, cut side up, placed in the center. Placing it directly on the rack instead of on a pan allows for even distribution of heat to give you crisp potatoes all the way round. Allow to cook for 35 minutes.

Keep a pan under your potatoes to catch any oil drippings and don't forget that food shrinks as it cooks so don't cut your potatoes too small or they will fall right through the rack after a few minutes of cook time.

Carefully remove potatoes and transfer back into the bowl with whatever remaining oil may be in it. If you have no oil left, add maybe an additional teaspoon. Taste a little bit of your potatoes for seasoning. Pour in cheese and toss around.

Transfer back to the oven and allow to cook for an additional 10-15 minutes, the parmesan cheese flavour will permeate the potatoes and form a light brown crust over it.

While your potatoes finish up in the oven, pour your remaining oil in the pan and add your steak. Now i must state that for thin cut steaks like this, during the cooking process, it tends to balloon up. To avoid this, snip into the steak with a pair of kitchen scissors or a sharp knife maybe about 1/2 an inch deep around the circumference. Lol, obviously i was a bit overzealous and quite hungry and ended up butchering my meat... womp womp...

Cook on each side for 1 - 2 minutes on medium to high heat and transfer steak to plate.

Turn the heat down and add your onions and allow to cook down, add mushrooms and stir fry for 2 - 3 minutes.

Add Alfredo Sauce and taste for seasoning. If your sauce is too thick, you can add a little water or chicken broth to loosen it up a bit.

Serve with a light salad and garnish with chopped green (spring) onions and chopped parsley.

I had to tap out after this one, in a great way!

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