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Joe Wick’s Peppered Steak with Sweet Potato Chips


Steak and chips is such a classic post-workout meal and it never gets old. This peppered one with sweet potato fries is just what you need to get your body building lean muscle.

1 large sweet potato
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp pink peppercorns
1 x 250g sirloin steak, trimmed of visible fat
2 tbsp dried breadcrumbs
juice of 1 lemon, to serve

Serves 1

Prick the potato in a few places with a fork and plonk it into your microwave. Zap at 900w for 4 minutes, let it rest for 1 minute then zap for a further 4 minutes.

While the sweet potato is rotating in the microwave, smash up the peppercorns in a pestle and mortar until they are still reasonably big, but there are no whole peppercorns left. Melt half of the coconut oil in a frying pan over a high heat. Tip the peppercorns onto a plate and coat the steak – they should stick to the meat. Turn the steak until it is fully covered in the peppercorns. Season the steak with a little salt and lay gently into the hot oil.

Fry the steak for 3½ minutes on each side before removing to a plate and leaving to rest. Turn the heat off from under the empty steak pan, and add the dried breadcrumbs. Stir for 1 minute, or until they are crisp. Tip the now delicious crumbs on top of the resting steak.

Take the sweet potato and slice it in half length-ways, then slice each half into 3 wedges to make 6 chunky chips. Heat the remaining oil in the same frying pan over a high heat and, when melted and hot, carefully slide the sweet potato wedges in and fry for 2–3 minutes, turning a couple of times to brown them evenly. Drain the fried chips on a piece of clean kitchen roll.

Serve up the pretty steak topped with breadcrumbs alongside the sweet potato chips and a side salad of watercress dressed with lemon juice. Perfection.

Recipe taken from:

Lean in 15 - The Shape Plan


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