Irish Steaks & Crispy Smashed Potatoes



This recipe was definitely a 2-for-1 special for us this week, because 1) we needed to use the picture for a class project, and 2) well, we had dinner. And if you ask me, I’d say it was a great success.

 Normally, Sean and I are accustomed to cooking chicken and/or pasta recipes, but this time, we ventured out into the lovely world of steaks. And for further reference, let’s just say we now know that you get what you pay for when you pick up the cheapest steaks on the shelf. But hey, we’re inexperienced steak shoppers on a college budget, what else would you expect? We’re trying different things, experimenting with new recipes, and learning along the way. So every time we put something new together, it’s giving us more confidence in the meals we put together. But for what it is, and the level of our cooking knowledge, I’d say we did a great job! 

As for the smashed potatoes, we were very pleased with this lovely Pinterest find. I’ve had it pinned for nearly forever now, and it was nice to finally give these a go. They will definitely be added to our staple side dish recipes that we cook in the future. (NOTE: Instead of baking them for the first time in the oven, we put them into a glass dish with a small amount of water and microwaved them until they were soft. I’m sure either way will work fine, but we just wanted to cut the cook time down a bit, and we were only cooking for 2.)

The green beans in this dish can really be swapped out for any other side of your choosing. We just chose green beans because they were quick and easy to prepare and looked quite nice next to the other items on the plate. (Let’s just remember, we used this picture for a class project. And we needed a pop of color.)

We found both recipes separately:

Irish Steaks

Crispy Smashed Potatoes

Overall, my thoughts on the recipe can only be left up to buying the right piece of steak. But I quite enjoyed the taste of the onion/butter/whisky sauce surrounding it. And the potatoes, AMAZING. A nice beer on the side really did complete the meal. Perhaps in the future we will give this recipe another go.


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