Dinner Ideas: Steak and Mesquite Steak Fries - progress pics and ingredients below!
To kick off my first cooking post, I decided to showcase one of my previous one pan / cast iron recipes on the grill! Finished product shown below: Just to clear some things up: After my first introductory post I realized I should've clarified some things. As a minnow and a newbie I didn't realize the difference between "account name" and "display name." I'm formally known as usernamerelevantsoon on Imgur. Now that that’s out of the way, Let’s get to cooking! I’ve cut some large russets into 1/2 inch / 1cm strips. This is more or less a shake and bake style with the following items: a liberal amount of olive oil, a tablespoon of fresh cracked pepper, sea salt, garlic, onion powder, and paprika. To top it off I went with a 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese and shredded parsley for some extra flavor. Next, I’ve evenly layered the seasoned potatoes in the 12 inch cast iron for even cooking. No matter how hard I try , there’s always extra potatoes that don’t fit... I might try some golden potatoes next time. The fries/chips need to bake for about 20 minutes @ 350F ish / 177 Celsius opposite the coals. When you grill indirect heat opposite the hot coals, your grill essentially acts like an oven. Be sure sure to throw in a few chips of any wood top of the coals for extra flavor. Personally I like mesquite for steak fries. In terms of cooking you’re basically looking for a light golden brown coloring before getting the steaks on the coals. After the initial bake I throw the steaks directly on the hot coals. By the time the steaks cook the fries are done as well. like to let my steaks rest for a few minutes after cooking them, but the cast iron holds a lot of heat leftover form the grill. After a quick probe I found the Ribeye’s are at about 130 ish Fahrenheit/ 55 Celsius. I decided to pull them so they can rest and come up to medium rare. I have a few fries at the bottom so they do not continue to cook directly on the cast iron. Here's my obligatory dog tax, hope you all enjoy!