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If it's been a whole week of Mondays, consider celebrating the long-awaited appearance of Friday by making these garlic butter steak bites from The Recipe Critic. They have all the flavor and comfort of steak and potatoes, and you can eat them with just a fork, which makes them ideal for eating on the couch with a glass of red wine and that show you've been waiting all week to watch.
The recipe could not be simpler. Sliced Yukon Gold potatoes are sautéed in olive oil and butter with garlic, thyme, rosemary, and oregano. Once the potatoes are finished, they're removed from the pan and the steak is seared on high with a bit more butter until it's deliciously browned and crisp. The recipe calls for sirloin, but New York strip or tenderloin also behave beautifully with this treatment.
This is one of those rare recipes that works as well for one person as it does for a family meal or even a huge party. Serve it buffet- or family-style for a big group, or make it for one or two people and enjoy some extremely versatile leftovers for lunch or dinner. Or save them and enjoy some homemade steak and eggs for breakfast.
Steak bites are fun for kids, too. Children tend to love food that comes in little bite-sized pieces, and serving the steak this way spares any adults at the table the task of cutting someone else's steak into tiny squares while their own meal gets cold.
"My 10-year-old steak-loving son is always begging for steak every single week," the author writes. "He loves steak and potatoes, and I love easy meals, so it is a win-win situation."
Steak and potatoes are a classic, and when prepared this way they're easy to make — and even easier to serve and eat.
Get the Recipe: Garlic Butter Herb Steak Bites by The Recipe Critic