30-Minute Steak and Potato Salad
Why This Recipe Works
To develop a steak and potato salad recipe with freshly seared steak to match crisp-fried potatoes and succulent romaine lettuce tossed in a mustard-based vinaigrette, we precooked the potatoes in the microwave as the steaks seared, and then finished them in the pan to capitalize on the flavorful fond, or browned bits, left behind. For the dressing for our steak and potato salad, we wanted a robust vinaigrette based on whole-grain mustard. Crisp-textured romaine lettuce best stood up to the steak and potatoes and thin-sliced red onion and Parmesan shavings provided a welcome accent.