Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Steak & Chip Night

Somehow Thursday has become Steak & Chip night at our place. I think it might have something to do with Brian's days in the Navy where one night a week was steak night. B loves his red meat.

The steak part doesn't vary much. In the summer we'll grill a couple steaks on the outdoor grill, in the winter we'll do them on the George Foreman Grill. Usually we'll have a couple nice thick top sirloin steaks but occasionally we'll splurge on some prime rib or ribeyes. Brian season's them with Montreal Steak Spice and puts them on the grill til they are a nice medium rare.

The chip part can vary depending upon how much I feel like splurging on calories. If we are trying to watch the calories B will do spicy oven fries, they have become his new favourite. Once in awhile I'll make cactus fries but when we really splurge I'll do crispy coated sweet potato fries with a curry mayo dip. So bad and yet so good.

Spicy Oven Fries

These are very spicy, you can adjust the amount of cayenne pepper til you find your level of tolerance.

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 2 medium potatoes washed, not peeled
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  1. Preheat oven 425 F/
  2. Mix spices together.
  3. Cut potatoes into half inch wedges.
  4. In a bowl coat potato wedges with olive oil then toss with spice mixture.
  5. Place on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  6. Bake 40 minutes or until golden brown, flipping them over half way through
Crispy Coated Sweet Potato Fries

We use a deep fat fryer but have done them in a heavy pan on the stove top. 

  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup soda or sparkling water
  • Oil for frying

  1. Heat oil to 350 F.
  2. Cut sweet potato to 1/4 inch sticks
  3. Mix together in a bowl the flour and soda water, this should be a thin consistency, just to lightly coat.
  4. Place sweet potato stick in batter to coat
  5. Using tongs, let excess batter drip off fries then carefully place in one at a time in hot oil
  6. Fry until a light golden brown.
  7. Serve with curry mayo

Curry Mayo

1/2 cup low calorie mayo or whipped dressing
1 teaspoon sriracha or hot pepper sauce
1 teaspoon curry powder

Mix all ingredients together about an hour before serving and chill.

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