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Oct 21, 2012 07:28 AM

Steak Sides

What are your favorite sides to enjoy with a steak?

I love the classic baked potato with plenty of sour cream, butter, salt and pepper.

Also love mushrooms. I've had portabella strips broiled in a burgundy sauce. I also love plain button mushrooms sauteed in butter, garlic, white wine and Italian parsley.

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  1. Twice-baked potatoes and creamed spinach. Go big or go home. =)

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    1. re: Njchicaa

      +1 on the creamed spinach, but add a side of broiled asparagus to my plate please!

      1. re: Crockett67

        +2, creamed spinach, asparagus AND mushrooms and onions.

    2. Try pommes anna, pommes a la Landes. The landes method is similar to Anna but potatoes are in medium size chunks, quickly browned in butter and duck fat, then panned and roasted till squshed cake like and in France called a galette (cake), oh my.

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      1. re: Delucacheesemonger

        maybe it's me (it usually is!), but I'm trying to find a recipe for pommes a la Landes..any hints?

        1. re: FriedClamFanatic

          Not you, when you find the recipe, please forward to me. Have tried about 10 variations and never even close to the one at L'Amis Louis in Paris

            1. re: EM23

              Asa Saveur subscriber, l tried that one, and it was certainly good,but Louis was better, will try again when back to civilization.
              Thanks for the idea

              1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                I reckon that it’s going to taste better when had in Paris, no matter the recipe ;-) A few more, but none that sound as good as the one linked by JoanN…
                From ‘Bistro Cooking’ by Patricia Wells
                A collection of pommes galette recipes
                Potato cake of Louis Friend

            2. re: Delucacheesemonger

              Never been to L'Amis Louis but I've been told that the gallette at Strip House is based on the L'Amis Louis recipe. Does this look anything like what you're looking for?


              1. re: JoanN

                Maybe!.never had it.........but both recipes seem like a lot of work!

                Really worth it? I've done Pommes Anna many a time.......lovely and a lot less work

        2. I love mushrooms sauteed in butter, a dash of garlic and marsala wine.

          I also love a shrimp salad instead of a baked potato on occasion. Oh, and don't forget some toasty garlic bread!

          Baked potatoes with butter, sour cream, s&p, chives and BACON.

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          1. re: boyzoma

            I feel like I should love the loaded baked pertata, but I always return to butter, sour cream, S&P.

          2. Mushrooms are good. I actually love a green salad-preferably arugula or another strong green, but anything besides iceburg will do (I like iceburg for some things, but not here). Balsamic dressing, or if I am at home balsamic vinaigrette with bleu cheese. I am not a huge potato person so wont actively choose those, but other roasted veg as a side with steak is unbelievable to me-Brussels sprouts, parsnips, cauliflower. I will if needed (i.e. at mom's) take and love roasted red potatoes with an herb (they seem to go well with everything-rosemary, thyme, oregano, marjoram (my FAVORITE), chives, even scallion greens will do). But I do not love mashed potatoes with a steak.

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            1. re: ErnieD

              The wife does an excellent roast of carrots and scallions, although I've not had it with steak. I'm sure it would go great, though.

            2. One of my favorites is to saute onions and mushrooms in the same grill pan after the steak is done and resting. Add a little butter to the pan, let it melt, toss in the onions and mushrooms, saute a minute or two, add a little water to help delgaze the pan and saute until water is evaporated and onions and mushrooms are done to your liking. Delicious.

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              1. re: ttoommyy

                I do this too, adding a pinch of thyme. Also good with baby bella mushrooms.