I snagged this little marinade recipe from Chris over at Nibble Me This. I love his site, talk about being envious of someone elses cooking set up... WOW! I want a green egg!!! Anyway, other than over cooking my steak (don't you hate when you do that? What? I'm the only one that does it? I don't believe that at all! Fess up, you know you've done it at least once or twice...maybe even three times!), this meal was wonderful. The flavors that the marinade brings to this steak was amazing. No sauce of any kind is needed for this steak. Heck, we didn't even bring salt or pepper to the table when we sat down to eat this meal. You know that's a sign of something good!!
As for my attempt at potato latkes....I thought I did a pretty good job for my first try! I adapted the Food Floozie's and Ma What's for Dinner's recipes...and this is what I came up with. Only thing I would do differently next time....make them thinner! I had them a bit too thick so they had a bit of a mush texture in the middle....er, I mean creamy texture, yes, creamy!! lol Either way, I'll make these again for sure... YUM!
Pepper Sauce and Beer Marinated Steaks
Adapted from Nibble Me This
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
4 oz beer
1 Tablespoon Frank's hot sauce (or your favorite hot sauce)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 chipotle, seeded and diced
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon brown sugar
flank, skirt, or flat iron steak (1lb) - I believe I used sirloin
Mix together the first 4 ingredients, then slowly whisk in the olive oil. Add the remaining ingredients. Pour marinade over the steak and allow to marinate for 4 hours.
Preheat grill to 400 degrees. Place steak directly over the fire and grill about 4-6 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches your desired doneness. Enjoy!
Adapted from Food Floozie and Ma, What's for Dinner
2 cups shredded potatoes
1 Tablespoon finely diced sweet onion
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
3 Tablespoons flour
1 Tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
vegetable or peanut oil
In a medium size bowl, mix together all ingredients except for the oil. Form into 4 thin patties. Let rest on a plate for 10 minutes.
In a skillet, add oil (about 1/4 inch deep) and heat until just shimmering. Carefully, add the patties and fry until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes on each side. Drain on a paper towel. Enjoy!
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