Please bear with me for this post. I’ve had a significant amount of red wine, and my head is tip-top full of things that are not bloggable. This is making actually blogging rather problematic.
This evening, I tried something I’ve never had before. I know. I KNOW. This is from the girl who has eaten snake, scorpion and tarantula, amongst other things. (Point of interest: never eating any of those things again. They were gross. Crickets, on the other hand…)
Yes, I had never had steak before this evening.
This is for 3 reasons:
- I am not a big meat eater and a large slab of cow on my plate doesn’t exactly scream “TASTY” at me.
- People who get excited about rare steak scare me. I mean, if they’re saying “I like my steak rare enough to walk off the plate”, they’ll probably be the first to fall in the zombie apocalypse, and then what’re you going to do, eh? I’m just pointing that out.
- I can’t cook it.
|Kat and a plate of raw meat.|
- She put the steak on a plate.
- Then she poured a wee bit of olive oil onto the meat, and seasoned with salt and pepper. She asked if I had rock salt, but I am a student and so don’t. We moved on.
- She then put the oily seasoned steak in our heavy based frying pan. (She asked if we had something with a griddle bottom, but again, no.)
- For medium rare steaks, she cooked them for 2 minutes on each side on a high heat.
- Then we ate them.
|Potatoes. On a kitchen table. So exciting.|
Caitlin’s Super duper Chips
- Pre-heat your oven HIGH. High as you can.
- Peel your potatoes, or at least scrub ’em.
- Slice them into roughly 1cm thick slices, then slice them into roughly 1cm thick sticks.
- Get a large pan of salted boiling water on the go. Then blanch your tattie sticks (why aren’t chips called this in real life?) for about 2 minutes.
- Take them out and put them into a roasting tin. Slosh a bit of olive oil over and season well.
- Into the oven they go, for as long as it takes. Check them regularly, and give them a bit of a shake now and then.
|CHIPS. And red wine and veggies.|
I look a bit like a serial killer but, hey, at least no one will mess with me.
That’s Jamie with Kat in the above picture. (He’s Kat’s acomplice.)
You know those people that you meet when you’re young and you know, you just know, that they’re going to set the world on fire? Ladies and gents, Kat and Jamie.
Kat is currently doing a Masters in Psychology at Glasgow, and Jamie is doing Something in Economics at Oxford. Jamie has just got his dream job working with economists in developing countries, so they’re moving abroad, probably to Southern Africa, in September. I shall miss them more than some pixelated characters on a screen could ever convey.