You finally did it. You made the decision to spend your hard-earned cash on a beautiful hunk of prime steak. But now what? What does one get to go with steak that’s more interesting than just potatoes and broccoli? Well, if there’s one thing I know, it’s that if you’re spending a chunk of money on a steak dinner, you want it to be nice, so here are some nice, sophisticated things that could solve the conundrum of what to eat with steak.
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- La Brea Bakery Take & Bake French Dinner Rolls
Few things are better than a fresh-out-of-the-oven roll, but there is one thing that comes to mind: a fresh-out-of-the-oven roll, plus steak. If you are feeling lost and wondering what to eat with steak, look no further than these Take & Bake Rolls from La Brea Bakery. Sporked contributor Danny Palumbo called these a “restaurant quality, chewy, savory, yeasty French roll.” These are soft and squishy with a fantastic crust, and if that’s not sophisticated enough for steak, I don’t know what is.
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- Great Value Savory Steak Sauce
Say what you will about Walmart (and I’m aware there’s a LOT to say), but they make a damn fine steak sauce. Dare I say, the best steak sauce (at least that the Sporked team tried during their steak sauce taste test). Senior writer Jordan Myrick noted its tongue-watering tang, and Danny added that it has “notes like tomato puree, vinegar, spices, raisin puree, and orange puree, but it’s just so damn savory.” Plus, it’s one dollar. Yes, for a whole bottle! Mr. Mart (first name Wal, who I assume runs Walmart) is practically paying you to buy it.
- Green Giant Simply Steam Creamed Spinach Sauced
This stuff is an everyday staple in my humble li’l freezer but that doesn’t mean it tastes “everyday” or “humble.” Nah, this stuff is downright decadent. Sporked editor-in-chief Justine Sterling described this one as “creamy” and “savory,” saying, “There’s actual spinach in there—real leaves with real bite to them. It even has that touch of bitter astringency that spinach has, which helps balance out the richness.” In other words, this stuff gets close to the platonic ideal of creamed spinach. And while I think it would be absolutely fabulous alongside (or even on top of) a nice steak, it’s also good on its own and you should definitely try this.
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- Vermont Creamery Cultured Butter with Sea Salt
I’m sure you’ve seen people in online videos relentlessly dousing their steaks in butter (often a compound butter, which is butter with things such as garlic and herbs mixed into it), both in the pan and on the plate. If you are going to flavor your steak this way, why not use the most savory, complex butter possible? This Vermont Creamery butter has great depth of flavor, and Sporked managing editor Gwynedd Stuart noted that “this butter takes you on a journey to butter town.” If that’s true, I’d like a ticket for one, please!
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- Honey Dijon Kettle Chips
Wondering what to eat with steaks? Thinking of maybe finding something ~fancy~? That’s all well and good, but sometimes you just want chips with your steak. Maybe it’s been a long day, maybe you want all the foods you love at once, heck, maybe you just like your steak fries eeeeeextra crispy. Well, we can honestly and conclusively say that Honey Dijon is the best flavor of Kettle brand chips. Danny pointed out that these chips are “so sweet, tangy, and mustardy,” and that the flavor is, “almost caramelized—it’s powerfully rich and deliciously savory.” These chips really do bring the salt, fat, acid, and heat. So call up your best friend and legendary food writer Samin Nosrat, grab a steak and some of these chips, and have a partay!
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- Lamb Weston Grown in Idaho Hand Cut Style Fries
Looking for what to eat steak with? There’s a reason steak fries exist as a concept (at least I think they are called that because they go with steak and not because they are so big they are practically li’l steaks themselves). Hearty fries simply go well with steak. That being said, these fries are not steak fries. Am I fazed by this? Nah, dawg. Who cares what type of fries you have with your steak as long as they are crispy, greasy, and salty, and, boy, do these fries tick those boxes. And not only are these fries “well-seasoned, crispy, and fatty,” they are simply fantastic – “creamy on the inside, crispy on the outside.” A symphony of textures, if you will. And I will.
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Thoughts? Questions? Complete disagreement? Leave a comment!