atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#2889: STEAK, damn it! STEAK!

All this talk of meat has made me hungrier than usual, and as I had to go to the store for Pepsi anyway, I decided I'd buck the trend and have me a freakin' steak for dinner. With a big baked potato and corn on the cob!

I would have bought sirloin if I could have found any; what I ended up with is a pound of top round. It's a bit stringy and hard to cut but it tastes good and has good "mouth feel".

No, let me rephrase that: it tastes GOOD! I only put on salt and pepper before cooking it; this thing needs no A-1 or anything else. I cooked it on the grill and it came out perfect, too, which only makes it better.

When was the last time I had a freakin' steak? Of any kind? I don't even know.

The potato was the largest spud I could find in the produce section. The microwave has a dedicated "baked potato" button and it watches it with a sensor as it cooks; so after scrubbing it and poking it with a fork, I put the potato in the nuker and hit the switch. The potato came out with one overcooked node in it (where the potato has turned into an impenetrable mass) but is otherwise completely edible and also done perfectly.

In general, I like round steak. I like sirloin better, but I'll gleefully cook a round steak and eat it and be perfectly happy, even though it's not the perfect steak.

...and all told this meal might have cost almost as much as a bacon mofo meal does. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Ronald McDonald!

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