On Board: Blackened Steak & Waffle Potatoes
Serves: 4
 
There are a lot of moving parts to this recipe but it really is about keeping busy while things are cooking. I suggest reading through the recipe once to get a feel for the timing of things and all of the ingredients. Utilize your oven timer and/or phone timer to ensure proper cooking of steak and eggs.
Ingredients
  • 2 bone in, prime rib steaks
Steak Rub
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dutch processed cocoa
  • 1 tablespoon fine ground espresso
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Potatoes
  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 2 small to medium yams
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallions (for garnish)
Salad
  • 2 small red/butter leaf lettuce heads
  • 1 handful tomatoes (about 4 to 6 small ones), cut into wedges
  • 1 lemon (see dressing)
  • 2 radishes, thinly sliced
Salad Dressing
  • ¼ cup cream
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • juice of half a lemon
  • pinch of salt
Accompaniments
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 dinner buns, cut crosswise and then into sticks
Instructions
  1. Prep: Boil a kettle. Preheat oven to 350℉. Heat a heavy cast iron pan over high heat. Plug in and warm up waffle maker. Set toaster oven to broil (or pull out toaster).
  2. While everything is pre-heating, mix the spices together in a small bowl. Rub steaks with olive oil and then generously apply spice mixture to both sides. When cast iron pan is smoking, add steaks. Cook 3 minutes on one side, flip and add butter. Baste with the butter and leave another 3 to 5 minutes. Then place pan in oven to finish until desired doneness is reached, about 5 to 10 minutes.
  3. When kettle boils, pour water into small saucepan. Gently lower eggs and set timer for 6 minutes. Remove eggs and place into cold water ice bath.
  4. Grate potatoes/yams. Give the grated potatoes a hard squeeze to release any water. This makes for a crispier outer crusts. Lightly butter waffle maker and add shredded potatoes (overfilling is okay) and press down hard. Compressing will help them stick together. If using a waffle maker that only makes one small one, you may have to do this step twice. My waffle maker makes two at a time and that's enough for us.
  5. To make salad dressing, combine cream, sour cream, garlic, lemon and salt in a squeeze bottle. Shake and set aside.
  6. Brush bread with butter or oil and toast or broil in toaster oven or oven.
  7. To assemble board: Rinse and cut small heads of lettuce in half and lay on board. Lay both steaks down. If desired, cut steak into strips or do this table side. Put eggs in egg cups, cut tops off and place tops and bottoms (bottoms are in egg cups) on the board. If making two potato waffles, cut each one in half, place on board and add dollop of sour cream. Garnish with scallions. Scatter tomatoes and radishes to fill holes. Squeeze dressing over lettuce. Garnish with pea shoots or fresh parsley.
Recipe by Food Bloggers of Canada at https://www.foodbloggersofcanada.com/on-board-in-20-blackened-steak-waffle-potatoes/