For a taste of: ArgentinaTry this cookbook: Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine WayChef Francis Mallman delves into grilling methods like a la plancha—on a griddle—in his book.Plus: Argentina's Best Wine ValuesMore Great Steaks

Francis Mallmann
January 2009

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Credit: © Tina Rupp

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active:
30 mins
total:
1 hr
Yield:
2
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Rub the steaks with 2 tablespoons of the oil and the oregano and let stand for 30 minutes. In a medium saucepan, combine the pepper, potatoes, onions, bay leaves, stock, water and 2 tablespoons of the oil. Season with salt and bring to a boil. Cook over moderately high heat for 30 minutes. Drain, discard the bay leaves and return the vegetables to the saucepan. Coarsely mash the potatoes with a fork. Fold in the beet greens and season with salt, black pepper and crushed red pepper.

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  • Heat a cast-iron skillet and add the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil. Add the potato hash and press into a round. Cook over moderately high heat until crusty on the bottom, 5 minutes. Carefully flip the hash (in parts if necessary) and cook until browned on the other side. Transfer to a plate.

  • Preheat a griddle. Add the steaks, season with salt and pepper and cook over high heat until well-browned, 3 minutes. Flip the steaks and cook for 2 minutes. Serve the steaks right away with the hash.

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