Nov 19, 2011

Flat Iron Steak and Sweet Potato Fries

For dinner tonight, I had steak and sweet potato fries. A rare treat, but yum! As an accompaniment, I purchased frozen sweet potato fries (Alexia is the brand) from Costco and whipped up a little fry sauce (see recipe below) to go with it. Add a small tossed salad (which I didn't ;-) ), and you are set!

2 flat iron steaks (the recipe I have called for flank steak, which I'm sure would be good, but the butcher recommended flat iron steak, which he said was less expensive and more tender)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated, or 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Lay steak in a glass casserole dish and poke the meat all over with a fork. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over the steak, cover, and marinate for several hours or overnight. Remove the steak from the marinade and broil or grill 4 to 5 minutes per side (meat should be slightly pink in the middle). Let the meat rest and then slice on the diagonal. Note: The original recipe I have says that you can heat the leftover marinade in the microwave until boiling and pour over the cooked meat, but I didn't do that this time.

To make fry sauce, which is practically a staple in Utah, mix about 2/3 cup mayonnaise with 1/3 cup ketchup and blend well. I also added a teaspoon of barbecue sauce and some garlic salt. People sometimes add a bit of mustard or dill pickle juice to the mixture. Experiment and find what you like best.

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