G worked meticulously all day in the yard as he does keeping it beautiful for us to enjoy which worked up a meat & potatoes kind of appetite.
He was craving new york steak so he had picked some up earlier in the day.
He found a recipe for Cowboy Coffee- Rubbed Steak with Jalapeno Cheddar Fried potatoes in our Cuisine At Home Grilling cookbook/magazine. He also grilled some corn to complete his menu. This was a meal he was excited to make.
First he created the
Cowboy Coffee rub for the steak:
1 T. ground coffee
1 T. sea salt
2 t. black pepper
1 t. each ancho chili powder, garlic powder, dried thyme and sugar
He let rub sit awhile while he prepared his potatoes. Yes, we do seem to be on a jalapeno kick lately don't we? Does anyone love jalapenos as much as we do out there?
Jalapeno Cheddar fried potatoes
1 lb. potatoes cut into 1 1/2 " pieces
2 T. peanut oil
1/4 cup chopped scallions
1 jalapeno, sliced
salt & pepper to taste
1/2 cup Mexican style shredded cheese
First, cook potatoes in sauce pan with salted water for 10 minutes; drain. Heat oil in cast iron skillet (this was key in our opinion). Add scallions and jalapeno; saute 1 minute, then season with salt & pepper. Off heat sprinkle with cheese.
Pretty much my only contribution to this meal was opening a bottle of Spanish Monastrell wine called Wrongo Dongo made my favorite wine region of Spain Jumilla.
G grilled our steaks and I set the table. The steaks looked spectacular.
We pulled the corn from the grill
and we were set to eat.
The rub on the steak was very flavorful. Not being a coffee fan I was slightly leery of what the rub might taste like. Not coffee at all. But a wonderful rounded spice flavor. The potatoes were amazing. Spicy: YES! But also amazing. We'll surely be making this meal again this summer I'm sure.