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When I was growing up, steak was a treat in my house, but it never turned out quite right. It was often overcooked and a bit chewy, which turned me off from it until after college when I finally figured out what good steak tastes like.
Good steak starts at the grocery store (sorry, but you need good meat to make good steak) and ends with a foolproof cooking method that involves lots of butter (and herbs, if I have anything to say about it).
I haven't made steak at home in quite some time, and this recipe for skillet garlic butter herb steak and potatoes from The Recipe Critic has me thinking I need to change that in the near future.
The entire recipe is made in a skillet. You need potatoes (duh) and two lean New York Steak strip steaks (double duh), but where things get interesting is in the garlicky herb butter. The recipe asks you to make a garlic butter compound ahead of time, which is just butter, garlic, thyme, rosemary, and oregano. Right before the steaks are done cooking in the skillet with the potatoes, you lather them up with this butter compound so things get melty. How good and easy does that sound?
I can see the leftovers from this meal making for a great steak lunch salad with some arugula, herbs, and Parmesan. Or, you could cut it into thin slices for a quick sandwich. Can't go wrong either way.
Get the recipe: Skillet Garlic Butter Herb Steak and Potatoes from Recipe Critic
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