Roast Eye of Round and Purple Potatoes

Eye of Round

For the most part when you buy roast beef, you are eating a cut of meat from an unknown part of the steer. While most people happily think their roast beef, turkey sandwich, or chicken nuggets come from the parts of the animal you recognize it just does not make any economic sense to do that.

If you have the choice piece of an animal going into a product, you’re going to want to advertise that. So that’s why when you see steak, its usually a cut that you would never see in the store.

If you get roast beef, its probably from one of these lesser or sub-prime cuts of meat.

Making roasts are a newly acquired skill for me. If I ever had my culinary skills showcased on Top Chef or by a food critic they would probably categorize it as peasant cuisine. Despite the fact that they are right I would still punch them in the mouth. This is also due to the fact that I think that I could take everyone whose been on those shows in a fight. I wouldn’t stand much of a chance fighting against a random assortment of people from ESPN, but I’d bash skulls on the food network.

The most difficult thing about making this was timing it so that I could also do work. Making a roast is probably easy if you’re Matha Stewart and after you put it into the oven you just sit in the living room bedazzling a fruit basket. I made this roast while in processing at Splinter Village, which is like a mixture of the Minotaur cave from Jason and the Argonauts and the DMV.

I added this and some small peeled potatoes to a pan and seasoned them with salt, rosemary, and thyme. I than put them into an oven pre-heated to 500 degrees. As soon as I placed them in the oven I lowered the temperature to 475 degrees and let it cook for 21 minutes. After the 21 minutes, I turned the heat off and let it sit in the oven for an additional 2.5 hours.

During this 2.5 hours I fought the Minotaurs of MEDPROs and SGLI records.

I ate the potatoes instantly with a few of the thinly sliced pieces of beef. It tasted a lot better than regular roast beef and was a lot cheaper than getting it at the grocery store.

Roast Beef and Potatoes