Tuesday night was steak and potato night at our house. But what kind of potatoes to cook? Baked with all the fixings, or smashed with garlic, or roasted with a couple of different cheeses? Or should I try something new? Then I remember I had a rice cooker. Wait, isn’t a rice cooker just for rice? Well, if it was it would be a waste of counter space.
I decided to make smothered potatoes. I would prefer to do them in cast iron skillet, but that would require me to actually have a cast iron skillet. One day, I’ll have one, just not this past Tuesday. I cut the potatoes into small pieces and diced half an onion. I put the potatoes and about half the onions in the rice cooker pot. I seasoned them with salt, pepper, and a little cayenne. I put enough water in the pot to almost cover the potatoes. I then set the rice cooker to cook.
I then went watch TV for a little while. Well, I watched TV for about forty minutes. The SyFy version of Being Human is starting to get interesting. I then got up and started to fry some bacon in my grill pan. Once the bacon was done, I dried them off and crumbled them placing most, but not all, in the rice cooker. I poured out most of the bacon grease and then cooked my steaks in the same pan.
As soon as the steaks were done, I put them on the plates to let them rest. I then took the onions and sauteed them in the pan. When they were done, I threw them into the rice cooker. I then grated some fresh Parmesan (none of that pre-packaged stuff) on top of them and gave them a final stir. By this point, they were ready to serve. I put the reserve bacon on top to finish the dish off.
I know we will be eating this again…soon.