- NY strip steaks with whiskey onions
- tiny red potatoes, parboiled and then chuffed up in a hot pan with butter
The whiskey onions were dead easy. Ideally I would have made them in the same pan in which I cooked the steaks, to take advantage of the fond and whatnot, but I did the steaks on the grill pan and it doesn't lend itself well to anything saucy. SO. Instead I cut a large sweet yellow onion into wedges, stuck it in a high-sided skillet with a couple tablespoons of butter and let things caramelize a bit. I added a little bit of white sugar for good measure, then poured in about a quarter cup of Maker's Mark and let it get nice and saucy. Season with salt and pepper and serve with the meat. YUM!