Peppery Strip Steaks And Baked Potatoes

A sumptuous beef cut has always been a preferred choice for foodies. A special dinner in the west can’t just do without a meaty slab and that is what most chefs feel. In a majority of cases people shy away from steak recipes because they tend to squeeze away a considerable time from their daily schedule and wasting hours over cooking is just not a too good option especially for busy professionals. So, here it is an absolutely easy beef steak recipe that will sound difficult and time-consuming but is a cake walk for the foodie who loves to lay his/her hands on cuisines.

Cooking beef has never been easier than this; the pepper crust strip steaks in twice baked potatoes is a doable recipe; it has a special French influence and is absolutely delicious and that one thing that makes it all the more tasty is the quality of the strip steaks.

No wonder this delicious boneless strip steak recipe will lure taste-buds so much so that you will fall for it. Now, take a look because here is what you will need to cook the beefy delicacy:

  • Strip steaks (12-14oz each), 2
  • Coarsely grounded black peppercorns in whole, ½ cup
  • Canola oil
  • Unsalted butter, 2 tbsp garlic cloves (peeled and then smashed), 3
  • Chopped thyme leaves, 4 sprigs

For potatoes

  • Scrubbed and cleansed Idaho potatoes, 2
  • Kosher salt
  • Olive oil
  • Sour cream, 2 tbsp
  • Goat cheese, 3 oz
  • Ground pepper
  • Scallion greens (thinly sliced), ½ cup

Preparation

Firstly preheat the oven at 350°. Take a saute pan and heat over high flames. Meanwhile take the meat and salt it all over. Next, press either side of steaks with cracked peppercorns. Brush saucepan with oil and then heat it until the same turns smoking hot. Next, throw steaks inside the sauce pan with their peppercorn side directed downwards. Sear steaks for a medium rare until a crust forms (it will take 3 minutes for each side). Next, place the meat cuts into the oven and cook for 4-6 minutes. After this, remove the saucepan from the oven and add garlic, butter and thyme. The searing hot saucepan itself will melt the butter. Baste the steaks and let them stay on a warm plate.

The potatoes

Make a pair of kosher salt beds in a pan. Next, rub potatoes with oil and place them on salt mound. Bake the potatoes till they turn tender. Remove them from oven and let them rest in cool temperature. After this, peel a potato and chop it coarsely. Next, place the piece inside a bowl. Half another potato in a lengthwise manner; scoop out each half and add it inside a bowl. Now, mash potatoes with fork and mix in some cheese and sour cream. Next, season the mashed potato with pepper and salt. After this, fold in the scallions and scoop into the shells. Now, broil the potatoes for 6 minutes until they turn golden. And there you have it. This is definitely one of my favorite baked comfort foods recipes. I always remember how my father made this dish for me and my brother when we were kids, and now I enjoy making it for my kids.