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Steak Frites on Sticks from SippitySup:

2 tablespoon unsalted butter (divided)
4 small shallots (peeled and thinly sliced)
kosher salt and cracked black pepper (as needed)
2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
½ cup dry red wine
2 pound large russet potatoes
1 ½ pound steak (Portehouse or Rib Eye, preferably) cut into 1 ¼-inch cubes
oil (for frying)
4 bamboo skewers (soaked in water at least 20 minutes)
1 tablespoon minced mixed herbs (optional as garnish)


Make the sauce: Place a medium saucepan over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon butter and the shallots. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the shallots are softened, but not yet colored, about 3 minutes. Add the vinegar and cook, stirring occasionally, until it evaporates, then add the wine. Let the wine come to a boil then lower the heat and let the sauce reduce by about half. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the remaining butter; set aside.
Prep the potatoes: Scrub the potatoes, peel them if you like, then slice them lengthwise into slabs, 3/8 inch thick. Cut the slabs lengthwise into 3/8-inch batons. Place the cut potatoes in a bowl filled with cold water to rinse off some of the excess starch and prevent discoloration. Potatoes may be cut up to a day in advance if they are left in water and stored in the refrigerator.
Prep the steak sticks: Place the steak cubes in a medium bowl; toss with a big pinch or two each salt and pepper. Thread the cubes divided evenly onto the 4 prepared skewers. Don’t squeeze them together too tightly. Leave room for the edges to char. Set aside.
Give the potatoes their first fry: Preheat the oil in a deep fryer (or tall, deep sided stock pot) to 325 degrees. Line a sheet pan with paper towels to absorb the oil from the cooked potatoes. Pour the potatoes from their water filled bowl into a colander then pat them completely dry with paper towels. Fry the potatoes in several batches to avoid crowding the oil, stirring them to distribute evenly in the oil until they just begin to turn golden, about 4 to 5 minutes. Move the par-cooked potatoes to the paper towel lined sheet pan and let them come to room temperature, at least 10 minutes and up to an hour before serving time. Raise the temperature of the oil to 365 degrees.
Grill the steak sticks: Heat grill to high. Grill the meat on the skewers for 2 to 3 minutes per side until charred on the outside and cooked to medium-rare on the inside (or to your desired doneness). Move to a platter, cover loosely with foil and let the meat rest while you finish the frites.
Give the potatoes their second fry: Working with about half the potatoes at a time, fry in the 365 degree oil until golden brown and crisp, about 4 minutes. Drain them on a paper-towel lined baking sheet; toss with kosher salt.
Gently reheat the sauce and place into a serving vessel. Serve the frites and steak together; garnish with minced herbs (optional). Serve the sauce on the side for drizzling.

"Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen."

Leonardo DaVinci. 

5 steps to help you find your focus

(via fastcompany)

…duly noted

10 Things Your Dog Would Tell You..
My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful: remember that before you get me.
Give me time to understand what you want of me.
Place your trust in me- it is crucial to my well being.
Do not be angry at me for long, and do not lock me up as punishment.
You have your work, your entertainment,and your friends. I only have you.
Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don’t understands your words, I understand your voice when it is speaking to me.
Be aware that how ever you treat me, I will never forget.
Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily hurt you, but I choose not to bite you because I love you.
Before you scold me for being uncooperative, obstinate, or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I might not be getting the right food, or I have been out too long, or my heart is getting too old and weak.
Take care of me when I get old; you too will grow old. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: “I cannot bear to watch” or “Let it happen in my absence.” Everything is easier for me if you are there, even my death.

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