Last night was one of those pure Fall, rainy, blowy nights - a picture perfect night for french onion soup or fondue. But we had flank steak, brussels, and fingerlings, for which it was also a perfect night!
Preheat oven to 400º
Coat potatoes with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, herbes de provence
On a cookie sheet, roast potatoes for 35-40 minutes, stirring occasionally
The Joy of Cooking brief description on London Broil is simple preparation, simple cooking, and quick.
2 lbs flank steak, seasoned with salt and pepper, rubbed with garlic (The Joy of Cooking's recommendation)
Let set covered for 20 minutes.
Julia's cooking method: 4-5 minutes in a hot pan, then flip for 3-4 minutes, rest for 5. Perfect outcome.
Luckily these take the exact same amount of time as the steak. Perfect timing means having a pot boiling, ready for the sprouts when the steak hits the pan. Boil 7-8 minutes. Drain, season with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Really, this is the cleanest purest dish I have made in awhile. olive oil, salt, pepper, repeat. Can you say Julia meets Joy?
Oh and Apple Pie
Preheat oven to 425º
1 frozen pie crust (clearly I have accepted that it does help occasionally to use pre-made)
3 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced and tossed in the mix below. Let it sit for 20 minutes, stir occasionally to incorporate.
3/4 cup sugar
2-3 TBS flour
1/2 lemon, squeezed
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp kosher salt
Spoon the apple mixture into the pie pan, dab with a little bit of butter across the top.
Bake for 30 minutes, let stand for 10 minutes before serving.