Nutritionists say to cook and eat like your grandmother did. Well, we've got a grandmother. And here's her simple tip to make steaks taste delicious.
That's Ann, great grandmother to my children, sitting at the table. She's the main resource to our cookbook publishing business.
Grandmother's tip to make steak delicious is to add a butter topping. That's it. No big deal. Right?
Two great pan-fried steaks.
Grandmother, who we call Gumma, immediately adds two very large pads of butter on top of the steaks as the rest. The butter melts and provides an a simple, yet amazing, taste to the steak. It also provides for a bit of gravy-juice for dipping pieces of steak as you eat. We believe the best butter comes from your local organic farmer. We use unsalted, organic farm butter that comes from cows that we visit every year in the farmer's field or barn.
Mashed potatoes is my favorite side dish to grilled steaks. After testing many different types of side dishes with steak plates, mashed potatoes is one of our best recommendations. It makes for a healthy, hearty meal for a family. Great recipe for paleo mashed potatoes (cauliflower).
We tested several different wines with the steak, with farm butter topping, and mashed potato dinner. Grandmother Gumma picked the Septima Malbec to pair with the steak and potato dinner. It's richly red with sweet tannins and tastes of strawberries that linger into a smoky oak finish.
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