Monday, October 26, 2009

Pan roasted Steaks

Sizzle, sizzle.

Can I have a show of hands of those who love the smell of onions browning in butter? Holy Flying Fig Newtons, I love that smell. Nothing makes my stomach growl more than that smell. Since it was cold and rainy, I didn't want to fire up the grill to cook steaks. I have seen the chefs on TV cook them on the stove top and then finish in the oven. All I can taste in my memory were those old cheap round steaks that grandma would fry in a skillet and that strange flavor I associated with the frying pan. I thought I would give it a go-round.

Pan Roasted Steaks

2 Rib eye steaks
1 onion, thinly sliced
2 TBSP butter
1 TBSP oil
steak seasoning
salt and pepper
1 bag refrigerated red potatoes

Heat cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Melt butter and place onions in the pans. Brown onions 6 to 7 minutes. Add the oil. Sprinkle the room temperature steaks with steak seasoning, a little salt and pepper. Place seasoned side down and season the top side. After a nice sear has formed on bottom of steak, flip over. Add bag of potatoes to pan. Cook about 6 to 8 minutes, getting some color on the potatoes. Flip the spuds and brown up other side for a few minutes. Have oven preheat to 400 degrees F. Place skillet in oven to finish cooking. Time will depend on how done you like your steaks. I left mine in about 12 minutes or so and they were just a little over medium. Still pink but not mooing.

Suffice it to say we scarfed these bad boys down quick!

Here is Tofu. She is like most cats and loves to get into things-bags, boxes, laundry baskets, lunch boxes. Here she is after I had gone grocery shopping. She climbed in the insulated bag and decided to take a little nap. Have I mentioned how weird she is?
Tomorrow is set for the double crusted layered apple pie that Cathy posted a few days ago. I don't know that I have ever had that many compliments on a treat ever. Be warned-my photography and presentation are nothing like Cathy's!


Bob said...

I love pan seared steaks, it's pretty much the only way I do them since I can't grill at my apartment. They look fantastic!

Heh, cats love that insulated stuff. The real Bob loves my girlfriends winter jacket, which is also nylon which they also love, even in the summer.

Heather said...

mmmmmmmmm. that looks amazing! i love the onions! i'll bet they were so tasty crispy after!

A Year on the Grill said...

love the steaks... And cooked perfect medium it sounds liek. Nicely done (too many folks cook them too long)... And the cat is cute as a button

Lea Ann said...

I've got to try this. Sounds absolutely wonderful. I'm not sure what the bag of refrigerated red potatoes are? I've never heard of it. Did you buy it at the grocery store? Make it yourself? Help

tamilyn said...

Lea Ann~ the potatoes are from the grocery store. The brand is "Simply Potatoes" and there are several different types of ready to use spuds. In my grocery store they are by the butter, eggs, and refrigerated pasta, like Butoni. They cook up quick and easy!

Wandering Coyote said...

My cat Juno LOVES grocery bags! She likes plastic ones, but she really loves my cloth ones!

Spryte said...

Mmmmm.... onions.....

Tofu is soooo frickin cute!!!