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Simply Great Steak with Grilled Fries

Photo: Karry Hosford
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 3 ounces beef and 8 fries)
A superior steak for grilling needs to be an inch or more thick to provide the right combination of seared surface and juicy interior. Keep the smaller, more tender tip of the steak angled away from the hottest part of the fire to prevent it from cooking too quickly. To test for doneness, cut into the steak with the tip of a knife and peek, or insert an instant-read thermometer into the side of the steak--medium rare will register 145°. If you have a large enough grill, start grilling the potatoes with the steak so everything will be done at the same time. Otherwise, tent the beef with foil to keep it warm.


  • Steak:
  • 1 (2-pound) porterhouse steak (about 1 1/2 inches thick)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter, softened
  • Fries:
  • 1 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 medium baking potatoes, each cut into 12 wedges (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, each cut into 12 wedges (about 1 1/2 pounds)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 446
  • caloriesfromfat 29 %
  • fat 14.6 g
  • satfat 5.1 g
  • monofat 6.6 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 33.1 g
  • carbohydrate 45 g
  • fiber 5.5 g
  • cholesterol 79 mg
  • iron 6.6 mg
  • sodium 898 mg
  • calcium 47 mg

How to Make It

  1. To prepare steak, coat porterhouse steak with Worcestershire. Cover and marinate steak in refrigerator 30 minutes, turning occasionally.

  2. Prepare grill with one side on medium heat and one side on high heat.

  3. Remove steak from Worcestershire; discard Worcestershire. Sprinkle steak with 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon pepper; let stand at room temperature 15 minutes. Place steak on grill rack coated with cooking spray over high heat; grill 3 minutes on each side. Turn steak and place over medium heat; grill 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Place steak on a platter. Rub butter over top of steak; let stand 10 minutes.

  4. To prepare fries, combine 1 teaspoon salt, paprika, 1 teaspoon pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and chili powder. Combine oil and potatoes in a large bowl, tossing to coat. Sprinkle potatoes with paprika mixture; toss gently to coat.

  5. Place potatoes on grill rack coated with cooking spray over medium heat; grill 18 minutes or until sweet potatoes are tender, turning occasionally. Remove sweet potatoes; keep warm. Grill baking potatoes an additional 6 minutes or until tender.