Flank Steak with Smashed Potatoes

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 1/2 pounds baby red-skinned potatoes

Kosher salt

1 cup fresh parsley

1 scallion, roughly chopped

1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and roughly chopped

1 clove garlic, smashed

Finely grated zest and juice of 1/2 lemon

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds flank steak

Freshly ground pepper


  1. Put the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch; season with salt. Bring to a boil and cook until fork-tender, 15 to 20 minutes; drain.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the parsley, scallion, jalapeno, garlic, lemon zest and juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a mini food processor; pulse until finely chopped. Transfer to a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Heat a large skillet over high heat and add 1 tablespoon olive oil. Season the steak with salt and pepper. Add to the skillet and cook until browned, 5 to 6 minutes per side for medium rare. Transfer to a cutting board and let rest 5 minutes.
  4. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and the potatoes to the same skillet; gently smash the potatoes with the back of a wooden spoon. Cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown and slightly crisp, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Thinly slice the steak against the grain. Top with the parsley sauce and serve with the potatoes.