Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Porcini Salt Minute Steaks with Rosti

As shared from the kitchen of Once Upon a Plate by Mari
Adapted from Donna Hay

2 Servings

For the Meat:
About 1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms (15 grams)
1 Tablespoon sea salt flakes
4 thin-cut sirloin steaks, or beef filet (about 3 ounces each)
olive oil (for brushing)
For the Rosti:
I large potato (Russet; starchy baking potato), about 13 to 14 ounces, peeled and grated
1 Tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves
Scant 2 ounces butter, melted
Sea Salt
Vegetable Oil for frying
In the bowl of a spice mill, small food processor or blender, combine porcini and sea salt flakes and pulverize until powdered. Set aside.
To make the Rosti:
Mix the grated potato, rosemary, butter and salt in a bowl, toss to combine.
Heat frying pan over medium-high heat, add a little oil and one-quarter of the potato mixture, spreading out to make a thin even pancake. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes each side or until crispy and browned. Repeat with remaining potato mixture, and hold on a rack placed over a baking pan in a warm oven.
To cook the meat:
Brush the steaks with oil and sprinkle with porcini salt. Heat a frying pan over high
heat; when hot, add steaks and cook for about 1 minute, or so, each side. Serve with the rosti and extra porcini salt on the side.


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