Hanger Steak

So simple, so delicious. I love hanger steak and always pick one up when I visit the Ferry Building in SF.

1 lb hanger steak, sliced in half if needed to fit in pan
Olive oil

Rub steak with olive oil and season with pepper.

In a large pot or skillet heat over high heat. When hot, add steak and cook on all sides until nicely seared and cooked though about 2 – 3 minutes per side depending on thickness.

Remove from heat and rest for 5 minutes. Slice and serve.

Serves 4.


Smashed Potatoes

Taking a little break from Ottolenghi and returning to bistro for today, with an amazing and easy recipe from Patricia Wells! These smashed taters are amazing and will be my go to from now on! Crispy on the outside creamy in the inside – what’s not to love?

2 lbs Yukon gold potatoes
Olive oil

Preheat oven to 375.

Place potatoes in a large pot, cover with water, add 1 TBSP of salt and being to a boil over high heat. Cook for 20 minutes until tender. Drain and cool.

Prepare a baking sheet by spraying with olive oil.

Place a piece of parchment on a cutting board, place a potato on the parchment, top with another piece of parchment, place a cast iron or headin skillet on top and press down until about 1/4 inch a thick. Use a spatula to transfer to the prepared pan. Repeat. Spray with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.

Bake 20 minutes then flip with a spatula and cook 20 minutes longer until golden brown.

Serves 6 – 8.