Charcoal-Grilled Strip Steaks and Potatoes with Blue Cheese Butter
Why This Recipe Works
We wanted our grilled steak and potatoes recipe to have a perfect balance of flavors and textures, with the slightly bitter charred crust of the steak balancing the rich, juicy interior, and the sweet, tender potatoes soaking up the meat's juice. We chose beefy, tender strip steaks and found that hot coals were essential for a good crust, but cooler coals were necessary to heat the interior through. As for the potato part of our steak-and-potatoes recipe, we realized that precooking slices in simmering water was the only way to wind up with well-cooked grilled potatoes.