Steak and a Baked Potato

The Sunday night blues blow. Here’s how I took my mind off of going back to work tomorrow:

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A N.Y. Strip steak and a baked potato. Simple stuff!

It’s not revolutionary at all, but it does the trick:

POTATO: Wash your potato, dry it, and cover it in olive oil and salt, then throw it onto a baking rack on top of a cookie sheet and place into an oven at 350 degrees for an hour.

STEAK: About 35-40 minutes into cooking your potato, season your steak and throw it into a pan on high heat for a couple of minutes. Flip over, cook for a little less time, then place the pan into the oven with the potato. You could alternatively just place it onto a cookie sheet if your pan doesn’t do well in the oven. The searing took me about 5 minutes or so. After it’s in the oven, cook for another ~10 minutes. You want to match it up so that your steak is done either at the same time or slightly before your potato is done.

At the hour mark, remove both the potato and the steak and let the steak rest about 10 minutes. During that time, fill the potato with whatever you’d like, and it’s time to eat. I went with butter, black pepper, salted butter, sour cream, fresh chives and bacon bits.

The whole meal was ~$15. It would have been cheaper, but I was out of sour cream. Even if you have none of the ingredients, you’re looking at spending ~$20. The quality of the beef won’t be as good as it is at a steakhouse, of course, but spending $12-$20 for a N.Y. Strip and a baked potato is a steal.

The money shot:

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Have a good week!

P.S. I have a surprise for my Old Brogue friends coming later this week. Click the follow button on the right to get updates on when I post (not as often as I’d like, to be honest)!

 

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