You are going to go nuts for this recipe. I first had a similar appetizer at a pub near my work. Every so often my office would go out for drinks, and we would savor every bite. So when I craved this dish a couple of weeks ago, I thought, why not make up my own recipe? My husband was skeptical at first, never having tasted this delicious appetizer. He thought the chips would get soggy – but alas, the broiler came to the rescue. He is now a convert, and a very full convert at that!
This recipe seems simple enough, but the flavor is all in the steak. Wait until you taste my (completely original) steak marinade. It is finger-licking good. I know that because I was actually licking the marinade off my fingers. And because I proceeded to use the same marinade on a filet of steak that my husband ate for dinner tonight.
1/4 C soy sauce
1/4 C water
1 tsp garlic powder
1 T sugar
3 T BBQ sauce
1 tsp honey
1/2 lb london broil, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 bag of kettle cooked potato chips
2/3 C cheddar cheese
1/3 C gruyere cheese
1/4 C green onion
1. Combine marinade ingredients. Add steak and allow to marinade, in refrigerator, for 2 hours.
2. Turn oven to high broil. Scatter potato chips on a baking sheet and broil for 5-7 minutes, until they are golden brown (we want them to even crispier so they withstand the juices from the steak and avoid soggy doom).
3. While chips are crisping, heat a wok or frying pan until a drop of water evaporates within a couple of seconds. Add a bit of oil to grease the pan, and then add the steak. Cook about one minute, then briefly brown the other sides of the steak tips. After approximately 2 minutes, remove the steak tips from heat.
4. Layer chips, steak and cheese on an oven safe dish. I like to make two layers so that all the chips get some cheese. Broil in the oven for 2-3 minutes, and when the cheese is just starting to melt, sprinkle the green onion on top. Cook a minute or so more until the cheese is completely melted and has covered the chips.
This is hands down one of my favorite recipes on this blog. I am so excited to eat it again, I may have to pretend to like hockey or NBA basketball, just so I can throw a party and make this dish. Here’s hoping you already have an excuse!
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