Steak with Garlic Chips and Cannellini Beans


3-4 tablespoons Butter Olive Oil, divided


Freshly ground black pepper

6 cloves garlic, very thinly sliced

1 15-oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

Minced parsley or basil (optional but good)

Rub the steaks with 1-2 tablespoons of the oil.  Salt and pepper the steak well.  Pan fry the steaks on medium in a dry pan 3 minutes per side for small steaks; 4 minutes per side for larger ones, or to desired doneness.  Remove the pan from the heat and set aside the steaks; cover with foil to keep warm.

Return the pan to the heat and add 2 tablespoons of Butter olive oil.  Quickly saute the garlic slices until light golden brown.  Spoon out the garlic onto a paper towel to cool, leaving the oil in the pan.

Return the pan to the heat and add the beans.  Saute until the beans start to take on a bit of color, about 3-4 minutes.  Place on the pan next to the steaks.  Top the dish with the garlic chips and herbs.  Serve.

* Be sure not to overcook the garlic slices because they'll become bitter.  This dish is also great with garlic mashed potatoes or roasted root vegetablesa