Marinated Pork Steaks, Parmesan Potato Slices, Steamed Veggies

I’ve been forgetting to take pictures of food as I make it lately but I finally remembered this evening! Obviously we are a HUGE fan of potatoes in our house. Just about every recipe or meal has them somewhere. Why? Well because they are one of THE most versatile foods EVER!!! Cheese, buttermilk, gravy, bacon, sour cream, butter, chives, onion, basil, paprika- I bet you probably couldn’t tell me something that doesn’t work on potatoes. The first recipe is Parmesan Potato Slices

Ingredients: The amount of all ingredients is dependant upon how many/how big the potatoes you’re using are.
potatoes (any kind will do. We had goldens in the cupboard)
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Basil
Parsley
Minced onion
Butter
EVOO (extra virgin olive oil)
Salt/Pepper

1. Rinse and Dirty peel the potatoes. Cut potatoes into thin slices. Make sure to use a sharp knife or a mandoline. (I had 5 medium-small potatoes)
2. Put slices in a bowl. Combine enough olive oil, parmesan cheese, basil, parsley, salt and pepper to give a good general coating on the slices. I only used a sprinkle of minced onion so as to not take away from the rest of the flavors.
3. Drizzle the bottom of a baking dish with olive oil, layer potato slices in. It can be pretty or just throw them in. Top with a sprinkling of parmesan and a few thin pads of butter. They should look something like this.
taters
Cover with foil and bake at 325 for 20-30 min or until potatoes are soft. Uncover and let bake another 5 minutes to brown the top. You finished product should be beautiful parmesan crusted baked potato slices!
finish potato

The main event of this meal!? The marinated pork steaks!
Ingredients:
Bone in pork steaks (I had 3 HUGE ones)
1/3 cup EVOO
1/4 cup vinegar
2 cups water
1 tbs sugar
3 tbs dried tomato powder
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1/4 tsp garlic
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/3 tsp paprika
1 tsp basil/parsley

1. Whisk evoo, vinegar, water, tomato powder, crushed red pepper, garlic, onion, paprika, basil and parsley until well blended in a med-large container. It should have a great red/orange color seen in the pic below.

2. Add in pork. It can be thawed or frozen. Let sit for at least 2 hours, shake around every so often to redistribute marinade- it will look a lot like this
pork

3. Heat grill to med-high heat or between 300 and 400 degrees if your grill has a thermometer

4. Cook each pork steak for approximately 10 minutes on each side. Again this depends on how thick the cut is and how your grill cooks. After the 10 min on each side I flipped them again for another 3 minutes on each side to get the good grill marks and finish browning the outside. Hot off the grill they should look a lot like this-
finished pork The marinade is clearly visible along with the beautiful browning from the grill! There is nothing like a good moist pork steak!

Steam up some fresh green beans, plate your delicious parmesan potatoes and top it off with your pork steak.
plate

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