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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Pepper Sauce and Beer Marinated Steaks with Potato Latkes

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, 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
Printable Recipe 
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!

Potato Latkes
Adapted from Food Floozie and Ma, What's for Dinner
Printable Recipe 
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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Big Dude said...

Looks like a great plate of food - it's hard to miss with a Chris recipe. I have yet to make latkes, but I'm sure I'd love them.

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Yum! The steak looks and sounds delightful! Love the chipolte and brown sugar - sweet spicy, love it!! The latkes look divine too, however I'm the worlds largest fan of fried potatoes. Even the creamy/mushy centers make me happy LOL :)

Yenta Mary said...

Your latkes are GORGEOUS!!! I'm so proud of you!!! And does it get any better than steak and potatoes??? What a perfect meal ... :)

Mary said...

The steak sounds wonderful and the latkes look delicious. I could really enjoy this meal. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Pam said...

What a delicious meal! My husband would LOVE this.

Cranberry Morning said...

Oh my goodness, that steak is just crying out to me!! I need to try this soon, and the potato latkes. I printed out both recipes and will put them in my 'Favorites' folder. I can tell by reading the recipes that we will love this!

StephenC said...

Mmmm, latkes. That's right up my alley. It's just like wider and flatter tater tots. Did you use store-bought shredded potato, and, if not, what kind of potato?

Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) said...

Ohhh my goodness, Jenn! This is mouthwatering! I love a good steak and love potato latkes just as much. Thanks for sharing! I hope you had a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. I can’t wait to see what’s next from you in the year ahead!

Anonymous said...

Your photos are giving me some serious cravings. Wow. The marinade sounds spectacular, and your latkes are good lookin'!

egbkid said...

I've always wanted to try latakes; i have many recipes for different varations. Yours look delicious! I think i might try to make some this weekend!

Linda said...

I also love the Nibble Me This blog. That man can grill anything! Great tip on the Potato Latkes.

Val said...

Wow, I love the combo.

Cheeseboy said...

Being half Jewish, I approve of the Potato Latkes, but those look way better than the ones I make. Are you sure you are not Jewish?

Design Wine and Dine said...

This has me drooling! A complete dinner for sure! Chris has a great blog!

Chris said...

Trevor loves latkes! I have to make some for him.

I need to break this one out again. In fact, I need to spend a month cooking ONLY recipes I have made before.

vickdn said...

MMM that marinade sounds so good! I usually need a sauce with my steaks, or SOMETHING to give it some flavor. This marinade sounds like a good alternative from making heavy sauce! Thanks for sharing :)