Monday, November 23, 2009

Steak with Caramelized Onions and Potato Gratin

I think that my main motivation to write a blog is the need of varying a bit the way things are. Now everyday I want to make something new, just to take a picture and post it here for you to read. A while ago I was the 'queen of the same'. Strogonoff, plain steak, roasted chicken.. Now I can no longer be like this, or else how would I be able to update my recipes daily? Anyways, I went to the market today and bought some potatoes. I got home with the idea of making potato gratin. I ended up by replacing most of the ingredientes, but it turned out amazing! Sometimes the easiest things are the tastiest!

Steak with Caramelized Onions and Potato Gratin


8 steaks
3 cloves of garlic
4 purple onions, sliced
6 medium-sized potatoes
300g cheese (I used a brazilian cheese called Minas, but Mozzarela woud do great)
1 tbsp cream cheese
Grated Parmesan Cheese
Olive Oil


Steak: Finely slice the garlic and mix with 1/2 tsp of salt. Season the steak and fry them with 2 tbsp of olive oil.

Onions: Place the onions in a frying pan with 1 tbsp of butter. Fry them in low heat, until they wilter and get a light brown color.

Potatoes: Peel the potatoes and cut them in thin slices. Put them in boiling and salted water for 3 minutes or until they get soft. Take off the heat, drain and put together, in a baking tray, the layers of potato and cheese. Finish with the cream cheese and the grated Parmesan. Bake it for 20 minutes or until the Parmesan gets light brown. Take off the oven and serve it with the steak and some steamed broccoli.

PS: We all love the Beatles here in my house. From our little boy to my husband, it is something that has become a trademark in here. Now, to top it off, even the picture has a Beatlemaniac detail..


  1. oh I am exactly the same with my blog it does really make you want to cook different foods and its such a joy to share with others

  2. I am the same - now I am always looking for new recipes.

  3. Looks delish! Yes, blogging certainly gets one cooking and baking.

  4. Look! A gratin!

    Yes - Ina calls for fresh cauliflower, but I had a bag of frozen to use up, and it worked PERFECTLY. So I felt okay recommending it!