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Discover the Secret: Spanish Butcher’s Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pork Steak Recipe

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Prepare to elevate your dinner game with a recipe straight from the kitchens of Spain. With a little-known trick passed down from a Spanish butcher, you’ll learn how to turn ordinary pork into a melt-in-your-mouth masterpiece. Each tender steak, seasoned to perfection with smoked paprika, salt, and pepper, will leave you craving more. Paired with a savory potato and cheese gratin, this dish is sure to become a favorite at your dinner table. Join us as we unlock the secrets to creating this unforgettable Spanish-inspired meal.

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Ingredients:

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For the Pork Steaks:

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  • 800-1000 g pork, cut into even steaks
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Smoked paprika powder
  • Vegetable oil

For the Potato and Cheese Gratin:

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  • 1.2-1.5 kg potatoes, thinly sliced
  • Black pepper
  • Basil
  • Betrushka (optional)
  • Paprika
  • Dry garlic
  • Olive oil
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 150 g cheese (mozzarella), grated
  • 1 teaspoon sweet mustard
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons yogurt or sour cream

For the Salad:

  • 2 medium cucumbers, diced
  • 1/2 cup olives
  • 1 cup canned corn
  • Bunch of spring onions and parsley, chopped
  • 3-4 boiled eggs, diced
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon sour cream or yogurt
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Pork Steaks:
    • Using a meat mallet, gently beat the pork steaks to tenderize them.
    • Season each steak with salt, pepper, and smoked paprika powder.
    • Lightly score each piece of meat and rub with a little vegetable oil to prevent drying out.
  2. Prepare the Potato and Cheese Gratin:
    • Preheat your oven to 200°C (392°F).
    • In a bowl, mix together the thinly sliced potatoes, black pepper, basil, Betrushka (if using), paprika, dry garlic, and olive oil.
    • Layer the seasoned potatoes in a baking dish, alternating with thinly sliced onions and grated cheese.
    • In a separate bowl, mix together the sweet mustard, mayonnaise, and yogurt or sour cream. Spread this mixture evenly over the top of the potato layers.
    • Cover the baking dish with damp parchment paper and foil to seal in moisture.
  3. Bake the Gratin:
    • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven and bake for about 40 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.
    • Remove the foil and parchment paper and continue baking until the top of the gratin is golden brown and crispy.
  4. Prepare the Salad:
    • In a large bowl, combine the diced cucumbers, olives, canned corn, chopped spring onions, parsley, and diced boiled eggs.
    • In a small bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, sour cream or yogurt, salt, and pepper. Drizzle this dressing over the salad and toss to coat evenly.
  5. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Once the pork steaks are cooked to perfection and the potato gratin is golden brown, serve hot alongside the refreshing salad.

Cook Notes and Variations:

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  • Spanish Twist: For an authentic Spanish flavor, sprinkle some Spanish paprika or add a splash of sherry vinegar to the potato gratin.
  • Cheesy Variation: Experiment with different types of cheese for the gratin, such as cheddar, Gruyère, or Parmesan, for a unique flavor profile.
  • Herb Infusion: Add fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme to the potato gratin for an aromatic twist.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions):

Q: Can I use other cuts of pork for this recipe? A: While pork steaks work best for this recipe, you can also use pork loin chops or tenderloin if desired.

Q: Can I prepare the potato gratin ahead of time? A: Yes, you can assemble the potato gratin in advance and refrigerate it until ready to bake. Simply adjust the baking time accordingly.

Q: Can I make the salad ahead of time? A: Yes, you can prepare the salad ingredients in advance and toss them with the dressing just before serving to keep them fresh and crisp.

Keto and Low-Carb Versions:

For a keto-friendly or low-carb version of this recipe, omit the potatoes from the gratin and substitute them with thinly sliced zucchini or cauliflower. You can also skip the corn in the salad and add extra vegetables like bell peppers or avocado for added flavor and nutrition.

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With its tender, flavorful pork steaks and creamy potato and cheese gratin, this Spanish-inspired meal is sure to impress even the most discerning palates. Plus, with the addition of a refreshing salad, it’s a complete and satisfying dinner that’s perfect for any occasion. So why wait? Try this mouthwatering recipe today and experience the magic of Spanish cuisine right in your own home!