Grilled Rib-Eye of Beef With Warm Potatoes, Bacon, and Leeks
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- 6 ounces thick slab bacon, finely diced
- 1 cup diced leek, white parts only
- 1⁄2 cup finely diced shallot
- 3⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup sherry wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 lbs yukon gold potatoes
- coarse salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- 1⁄4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley
- 6 rib eye steaks, trimmed of excess fat, one inch thick
- Place the bacon in a large sauté pan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes or until the fat is rendered out and the bacon bits are very crisp. If necessary, lower the heat to keep the bacon from burning.
- Add the leeks and shallots and sauté for 3 minutes or just until the vegetables are soft. Remove from the heat.
- Whisk together the oil, vinegar, and mustard.
- Place the potatoes in a large saucepan with cold, salted water to cover by 1 inch, over high heat. Bring to a boil; lower the heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender when pierced with the point of a small, sharp knife. Remove from the heat and drain well.
- Working quickly, push the peels off the potatoes in a mixing bowl and add the warm bacon mixture, tossing to combine (see Note).
- Pour the mustard mixture over the top and season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss to combine. Sprinkle the top with the parsley. Cover lightly and keep warm.
- Preheat and oil the grill.
- Season the steaks with salt and pepper to taste. Place them on the hot grill and cook, turning once, for 8 to 10 minutes for medium-rare.
- Spoon equal portions of the warm potato mixture onto each of six plates. Place a steak on top.
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I basically liked these potatoes, which I think would work well with pork chops or pretty much any kind of meat. However, the recipes turned out a little greasy for my taste. Mind, it did not stop me from eating it. I did not use all the vinaigrette, but next time I would use only half and then add more only if I thought the potatoes needed it. Next time I'll also drain the bacon/leek/shallot mix better. Also, I did not think the potatoes were meant to be left whole, but there is no instruction on it - I sliced the potatoes. I have a warm potato salad recipe that is similar to this, but I think this will be better, once it's tweaked a bit.