Such annoyances occur quite often in every season in Georgia. (except for the summers, which are pretty much just painstakingly hot). But the thing I love about these little weather hiccups is being able to barbecue in February. SO AWESOME!
Which is how I came to eat a magnificently charcoal grilled steak on a crisp, February night alongside Alton Brown's perfectly crisp oven baked potatoes LOADED WITH CHEESE! Can you say, Yum?
Burt's juicy steak and baked potato
- Good cut of Angus beef steak
- baked potatoes
Let steaks come to room temperature. Season well with salt and pepper on both sides.
For the potatoes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Scrub your potatoes with a brush. Dry completely. Take a fork and make 8-12 slits in each potato. Rub oil and salt over each potato. Place potatoes directly on top rack in the center of the oven. Cook for one hour or until skin is crispy and inside is soft. note: Time increases by 10-15 minutes with more than 4 potatoes. When potatoes are done make a slit down the center and push both ends inward to open potato. Add butter and sharp cheddar cheese in the center. Place back in oven on broil until cheese is melted, roughly 1 minute. Eat with a smile!