Such great memories! I have to practice major self-control when it comes to butter and sour cream also! That does sound like flirting at its best :). I’ve never had it happen! Steakhouse Baked Potatoes {How to make perfect baked potatoes. What a cute story! Bake the steak fries in the preheated 425ºF oven for about 35 minutes, or until they’re well browned and crispy. Success! Spread the potato wedges out onto a parchment lined baking sheet, making sure they’re in a single layer. I love all the tricks and tips about how to make it perfect and fluffy and crispy. Pierce the skin with a fork at least 6 to 8 times around the potato. Especially dropping it on the plate, that totally makes sense! It’s important to get the butter, salt, and pepper as close to the flesh as possible so that it will melt and run down inside the potatoes. Many nights my dinner was just 3 rolls of bread with whipped butter and an iced tea. Don’t forget to mention. For thinner cuts of steak, simply broil on one side only. Love the secret tips! I never knew about the oil and salt trick! … Turned out we were the same age…and I haven’t stopped talking to him since. I’ve made these twice since coming across them last week and they are seriously the BEST oven baked potato recipe ever. Place seasoned steaks onto the opposite side of the prepared baking sheet 6. Heat a griddle pan or non-stick frying … Dry steaks with a paper towel. Get new posts delivered straight to your inbox! baking potatoes, salt, paprika, grated Parmesan cheese, Crisco Pure Vegetable Oil … He’ll love it. Means the world : ). You want to trap the steam so it gets the inside of the potato nice and tender. Season the peeled and cut potatoes with the spices and distribute them into the tray with the steaks. I don’t think there is a single way you could serve me a potato that wouldn’t eat it: baked potatoes, boiled potatoes, fried potatoes, mashed potatoes, roasted potatoes, french fried potatoes, Potatoes Au Gratin, potato casserole… Yes, I could go on for days and I give a BIG FAT YES to it all of these fantastic potato dishes. I love potatoes! This baked potato looks AMAZING! The skins are nice and thick, which makes them easy to crisp up in the oven, which makes russet potatoes the perfect baking potato. “Is it a certain type of deep ocean fish?”, “Is it a word that only has the letter i in it once?”, “No! The aluminum foil conducts heat and traps it inside with the potato, which helps keep the potato hotter longer after they come out of the oven. I would stealthily slip it to him during a handshake. thank you tasteslovely for giving me wonderful information. Oh that is such a nice story. Place the potatoes directly on the rack with a small sheet pan under the potatoes. These potatoes look great! Simon. The idea is to dry the skin out as much as possible. If the insides are nice and soft and give under pressure, remove the potatoes from the oven. Hi! I’m not sure how they kept them warm. That is the sweetest story about you and Shawn. Whenever I would look at him, I swear he could feel my eyes on him and he would look my way within seconds and give me a wink. I also used to work as a hostess! Who would have thought NOT poking holes in the potato would result in such a creamy tender texture? When you slit them open, they are steaming and ready to melt butter, cheese and receive any topping your heart desires. As a food runner. If there is any resistance, leave the potato in the … . Thank you for this recipe and for stating-NOT to poke holes into the potatoes prior to baking! But, I’ll be honest, I have never been able to get a potato done in an hour at 350 degrees F. I have even checked my oven’s thermostat and the temperature is right on target. But then, I’m not sure I’ve ever baked a potato. Top baked potatoes with sour cream and chives and serve with the steak and asparagus. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet then bake until a sharp knife can easily be inserted (approximately 30-45 minutes.) I loved hearing about your younger dating days :) And these baked potatoes look perfect! I’m a little late to the party on this one, but oh my goodness, you and Shawn are seriously the cutest! Pinned girlfriend! My dad got russet potatoes to plant in the garden this year, so you can bet I’ll be making lots of baked potatoes with my share! I can’t wait to try these! I got my “fancy tops” at Le Chateau though ;) I am all about potatoes! Gorgeous photos too, Nat! As for my crush, I married him! Ahhhhh! Wash your potatoes well, because they grow under ground. I made these and they turned out terrific! You and Shawn are just the cutest. I was so sucked into the story I almost forgot I was reading a recipe! If there is any resistance, leave the potato in the oven for ten more minutes and recheck with the toothpick. I am so happy you liked this. I’m going to have to add them to the menu this week! I’m with you–I never met a potato I didn’t love! How to prepare baked potatoes for cooking. That does sound odd, but I guess I would fear the fact that there would be a larger volume of butter and sour cream on my baked potato than the potato itself. Recently my son baked potatoes for our dinner and didn’t poke them. We made these a couple years ago and they’re still memorable (as well as your story!) Cover the tray with aluminum foil and place in the preheated oven at 240 degrees. To get a crispy skin on your baked potatoes, they need to be exposed to the heat. I'm Natalie, the clean eating California girl in the kitchen + behind the camera. Memories are simply the best! Transform baked potatoes into a star meal! Split the baked potatoes in half and scoop out most of the fluffy flesh with a fork … https://www.eatwell101.com/garlic-butter-steak-and-potatoes-recipe Tag @tasteslovely on Instagram and hashtag it #tasteslovely. SO happy to have you here! Thank you for sharing :). Repeat the process as necessary until the toothpick goes in without resistance. Now finally, salt it like that, and maybe put some butter under the skin too. I figured it out on Mother’s Day weekend when David and I cooked her a steak dinner when I realized how small my mother’s wall oven was. Remove the eyes and trim away blemishes with a paring knife, if needed. :) Glad you enjoyed the recipe! Transform baked potatoes into a star meal! The same salt trick works with chicken/duck skin too! potatoes). Simple and perfect. I do rub olive oil and salt on the outside but I didn’t know the trick about dropping them! I’m totally trying this out the next time I make these for dinner, sounds delicious! Hope you are doing well! The truth is you won’t. December Mountain Moments 2020 {The Year End Review, 5-Minute Chickpea Avocado Salad {A Meatless Monday Recipe, Bacon Wrapped BBQ Chicken Lollipops | The Mountain Kitchen, Homemade Seasoned Salt | The Mountain Kitchen, Sweet Potato Casserole With Pecan Brown Sugar Topping, Smoked Beef Short Ribs {A Step-By-Step Guide | The Mountain Kitchen. Thank you leah! I would get dressed up in slacks and fancy Forever21 tops, and spend my days answering phones, taking reservations, mapping out the seating plan for the reservations that night, and hearing all the latest gossip from the waiters and cooks. If I want “steakhouse” potatoes, I will buy them at a restaurant. He shared the secret with me, and now I’m going to share the secret with you. Russet potatoes become tender and are usually ready to eat in about an hour. The oil helps the salt stick to the skin. How barbaric. Thanks for sharing the recipe. They look amazing! Have a great weekend! Hi, my name is Debbie, Author and Photographer at The Mountain Kitchen, a blog that shares delicious homemade recipes using clean food ingredients, and stories about mountain life. Shawn worked there too. There was an error submitting your subscription. Such a sweet story Natalie! Mix them well and make sure the potatoes are coated evenly. In a medium bowl, add the chopped potatoes, olive oil, cayenne pepper, Italian herbs, and salt. I adore steakhouse baked potatoes since I am such a potato eating gal. ;-) I too never met a potato that I didn’t like. Bake until tender, 50-75 minutes. Isn’t it funny to think of pre-iPhone times…life was so much simpler then, in my mind! Oh Natalie, I love your stories! Serve the potatoes with the toppings or your choice. Isn’t it amazing Chacha? Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Divide steak and potatoes between four 12x12 inch sheets of foil, then wrap the foil tightly around the contents to form your foil packs. Arrange potatoes cut-side down on one side of a large sheet pan. Sounds like you and Shawn had a great time working together! Forgot to ask that one. I’m going to try them your way without foil now! Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Using a fork, poke 6-10 holes, about a ½" deep, into each potato. Monthly Newsletters Only! Cook for 20 minutes, or until internal temperature of steak reaches at least 140F and potatoes are … Cut potatoes into cubes and split evenly into each of the These look amazinggggg!!! When it drops, it will jostle the inside of the potato and break it up so it is very light and fluffy inside when you cut into it. When he would take the trash out he would leave a nice note for me to find on my windshield when I would leave at the end of the night. Meanwhile, sprinkle steak with salt and pepper. Thanks for sharing. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP! I’ve always rubbed them with olive oil and salt, but didn’t know not to poke holes in them or to drop them – so cool! To bake the potatoes, place the potatoes directly on the rack with a small sheet pan under the potatoes. I like to bake potatoes at 400 degrees F for 60 to 75 minutes. If you don’t have a skillet that is completely oven-proof, you can use a regular metal or ceramic baking dish. Our favorite way to eat them is to top the potatoes with butter, salt and fresh cracked pepper, extra-sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, olives, sliced deli turkey and/or ham, bacon, chives or scallions, and parsley. Place back into the oven and broil until the steak is browned and charred at the edges, about 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare, or until desired doneness. Start with one pound of russet potatoes (this is two 1/2 lb. I LOVE baked potatoes and these are right up my comfort food alley! ★☆ Test for doneness, by piercing the potato with a toothpick. For free! Your reminiscent story was the best! I bet you were a great hostess :) Awesome baked potato too, I love all the tips! And your blog. Cooking steak and potatoes together doesn't necessarily equate to cooking them literally in the same pan. plus 2-4 inches of extra space. Return potatoes to the oven and cook for an additional 20 minutes. Bake the potatoes at 400 degrees F for 60 to 75 minutes. What an awesome memory! Required fields are marked *. I always did. Coat the potatoes with a generous bath of olive oil or your oil of choice, then rub them down with salt. Aaaw, what a sweet story!! Pingback: The ULTIMATE Baked Fry - The Recipe Rebel, Pingback: NY Steak with Cilantro Onion Dredge — Tastes Lovely. I’ll have to find out and let you know! I like this game.”. That story of you and Shawn was the cutest ever. These taters look amazing and so does your site! Place seasoned steak on a baking sheet and cook for at least 15 to 20 minutes. My name is Debbie Spivey and this is my husband David. What a great story!! The restaurant didn’t give it’s employees free meals, and if we ordered food we only got a 15% discount. You get the point. You know, that’s actually a really good question! :) And, I’m so glad you got brave and asked the chef for the secret – I’m a sucker for a good baked potato. Now here’s what makes the difference in the texture of your potato… Raise your hand if you wrap baking potatoes in aluminum foil to bake? Wonderful! Olives, something I’ve not tried to top a potato…green or black? Except I was the server and he was the host. So, how could she cook a baked potato so quickly at such a low temperature? Wash the potatoes with a small vegetable brush and dry with a paper towel. “Write me another riddle Nat. Use a fork and pinch the corners, Pingback: How to Bake Sweet Potatoes | Sweet Peas and Saffron. I have used Kalamata and ripened black, but they would all pair well. So adding this to the menu for next week. Try it! The reason you pierce holes in the potatoes is to allow the steam to escape and prevents them from exploding. Add some water, return to the oven to bake until the potatoes … I worked at many a restaurant in my day and I totally can relate to the restaurant life. You guys and your games are too adorable ;) These potatoes look bomb!! I’ve been doing it all wrong, but now my potatoes will be amazing! Leave the tray in the oven for about 20 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 150 degrees and bake from 1 … Definitely way better than how I prepare mine. Potatoes are Seth’s ALL TIME favorite food so I will definitely have to try this one out. There are some that say wrapping baked potatoes aluminum foil makes them cook faster, but that isn’t true. Whenever he would drop off food at a table, he would purposefully take the long way back to the kitchen and walk past the hostess station and give me a wink. Then let it dry out as much as you can by putting it in the fridge over night without covering the skin. Always prick your spud! Remove the steak and the potatoes when they are tender. Then rub the oil over the steaks and generously season with salt and … Lo and behold…one exploded. It’s an art, you know. Who would have thought there was a secret to a baked potato? For example, you can place russet or baking potatoes in a 400 degree F. oven and cook for 40 minutes. If you have ever ordered a baked potato from a steakhouse, you may have noticed that steakhouse baked potatoes have salted crispy, golden skin with a light and fluffy inside. Russet potatoes make the best baking potatoes. If … Put in a tray with foil and bake them until almost ready in a moderately heated oven. Remember the order in which you top your potatoes makes a difference. Pierce potatoes several times with a fork and bake for 30 minutes. Brush potato skin with butter or olive oil and broil for 2 minutes. I am so happy to share this! Awwww! Make sure to flip them once during baking, after … When it comes to baked potatoes, I have learned that your baked potatoes don’t have to be boring. That’s such a sweet story! Thank you for taking the time to let me know you liked my recipe. To test for doneness, I pierce the potato with a toothpick. Thank you!! You coat the outside of the baked potato with olive oil and a very generous amount of salt. If you said yes, you are not alone. We live on the side of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Virginia. When I was 20 years old, I worked at the nicest steakhouse in town as a hostess. It brought back wonderful memories of my hubby and I meeting (25yrs ago) while working in the restaurant business. When you roast it, roast it whole, don’t poke any holes in it. When you take the baked potato out of the oven, drop it onto a plate or cutting board from 10″ up. I’m so happy you liked them Meaghan! you and Shawn are the cutest!!!! I start cooking the roasted potato first. Hi Karen! When I was preparing these steakhouse potatoes for supper, her oven cooked the potatoes about 20 minutes faster than I would have in my own oven. And last, when you take it out of the oven, drop it onto a plate or cutting board from about 10″ up. Hey! They are delicious. Check for doneness by squeezing the potato with an oven mitt or paper towels. It will come out crispy as a dream. Rub the steak with the remaining oil and season both sides. Steak With Horseradish Cream, Baked Potato And Greens Healthy Food Guide NZ oil, sour cream, sliced almonds, horseradish sauce, extra-virgin olive oil and 8 more Pan-roasted Venison With Creamy Baked Potato & Celeriac Jamie Oliver Bake the potatoes at 400 degrees F for 60 to 75 minutes. Thank you, Julie. Russet potatoes have a high starch content and will offer the best light and mealy texture. Nick and I met at a restaurant too. Give this recipe a star rating, leave a comment below and share pictures of your food with us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter! I have got to try this! I am so glad you enjoyed my story that went along with the bake potato recipe Stephanie! Carefully scoop … These look perfect :) Pinned! Steakhouse baked potatoes have a salted crispy, golden skin with a light with a warm fluffy center. I’m so glad you liked it Liz! On verrrry lucky nights, if I was one of the last employees there, and the mean manager had already gone home, and there were baked potatoes left over that hadn’t been served to customers, the chef would give me one. Baked potatoes are so versatile and they don’t have to be a just a side dish either. It’s great. Place the steak/potatoes mixture in a 10-inch totally oven-proof skillet. It seems unlikely that they cook them when the customer orders, or the customer would have to wait about an hour for their food. https://www.yummly.com/recipes/oven-baked-steak-with-potatoes It’s sad that the restaurant wouldn’t give its employees a bigger discount. You are the best at telling stories Natalie! 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