For our 4th of July party, my MIL said she would be bring steaks. (Yes, please.)
Steaks rarely fit into the $5 Dinners budget, so I was ecstatic that she would be bringing some to grill. I thought I’d grill some red potatoes to go with the steaks…but I was concerned with how long it would take to grill them. I poked around online and discovered a method that would work for me. And the timing was perfect too!
First, marinate the steaks with whatever marinade, rub or seasoning that you like. Let sit for at least 30 minutes.
Then, boil the red potatoes whole. This takes about 25-30 minutes…just the same amount of time that the steak needs to marinate.
See where I’m going with this.
After the potatoes have cooked through while boiling, set them out onto a kitchen towel and let them sit for 10-15 minutes.
Fire up the grill and let it get toasty warm. We want to hear a sizzle when we put down the steaks and the potatoes.
After the potatoes have cooled down some, take the kitchen towel and put it over the potato and gently press down, cracking the skin…but not so hard that the potato falls out! Place in a pyrex dish. Brush with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Grill the pressed red potatoes (alongside the steaks) for 5-6 minutes per side.
Serve with grilled steak!
Make 2-3 per person.
12 red potatoes ($1.99)
1-2 Tbsp olive oil ($.10)
Salt and pepper to taste
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