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Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Truck Driver Special And Steak With Hash Browns



The Truck Driver Special... every Diner, Drive-in, and Dive has a version of this, and there are many! Some kind of pork or beef, sliced thin, in an appropriate gravy, over mashed potatoes or noodles, or rice, or toast!
Thursday night, I used sliced pork, gravy, and toast..it's a filling, satisfying meal that takes little thought or prep time! I peppered it pretty heavily, but wife loved it!
Last night, a couple of broiled steaks with hash browns made a good meal too.. Montreal Steak Seasoning is getting to be my "go to" seasoning for a simple steak broiled! Crispy hash browns are a perfect match to this- none left over! I do have some steak left and am thinking a steak and potato soup tonight- but who knows!
Enjoy your Memorial Week-end, but think of the fallen who preserved our freedoms, and be grateful...

35 comments:

Jeff B said...

That first pic made me think of the road trips the family took when I was a kid. We'd stop for a late breakfast along the way, and when we did, dad would look for a truck stop somewhere. He'd always say if you saw a bunch of big rigs outside the place would have good food, lots of it and at a reasonable price.

This dish was on every menu I remember. Ordered it numerous times.

Lea Ann said...

Never had a Truck Driver's Special. Looks pretty tasty. Wonder if I can come up with a girlie version. ;-)

buffalodick said...

Jeff- Wife loves this stuff! Over taters is her favorite!
Lea- If anybody could...

Mona said...

Truck Driver's meal sounds nice :)

You have a long weekend I heard, because of the memorial day!

sheri... said...

you won't be offended if i scrape the yummy looking meat and gravy off of the toast, will you??? something about wet bread grosses me out but, hey, as long as you're cooking, you'll find me sitting around the table with the rest of 'em!
are you cooking anything special for memorial day, hint hint?

Brian Miller said...

steak and potato soup? do tell me more...

carma said...

I'll be your wife loves that you take such an interest in cooking :-)

now off to read your macaroni salad recipe - which I will then adapt to make it all girly ;-)

John McElveen said...

OMG--like our local Band Hootie and The Blowfish named one of their albums-

Scattered, Smothered and Covered.

You can't get much better taters than Crisp Hash Browns!

I am a purist and only want Ketchup- LOL!

John

Tracie said...

Everything you make looks good to me! I'm trying to get my boys interested in cooking. The oldest watches The Food Network but just likes to talk about food - not actually cook it.

Chef E said...

I think the truck driver ran through my house first, hit me and then headed straight in your direction for dinner :0) I started with my trainer and my arms hurt to type, oh guitar too...so now I wish I could reach in and grab this plate of food, I swear I can smell the goodness- too tired to cook...

Gloria said...

Buffalo this look really yummy! well, here all look so tasty and yummy!! huggs,gloria

sage said...

I just realized I'm hungry...

Chris said...

Diner food=comfort food. Works for me!

Pam said...

You know those huge spice containers that you get from Sams? Montreal Steak Seasoning has been the only one I have ever used up completely.

John McElveen said...

Oh Buffalo--Thanks for mentioning the Fallen One's! Great call my friend!

John

buffalodick said...

Mona- wife had to work Sunday, kind of screwed up the long week-end..
sheri- Noodles, or rice work quite well too!
Brian- Next post will cover the soup..
carma- I suspect you will!
John- Crisp hash browns are a treat!
Tracie- One of my sons loves to cook, the other one could care less!
Chef- One of those simple, hearty meals we all like, but don't admit!
Gloria- Thank you!
sage- It does sneak up on you!
Chris- We have the original Rosies Diner just north of where I live..they moved it here, and refurbished it!
Pam- I have about15 of those containers-one of which is Montreal Seasoning!
John- A lot of VFW and American Legion halls in this area..

JihadGene said...

With a title like "Truck Driver's Special" I felt like I was on the road between Flagstaff, Az and Gallup, NM. Thanks. Looks great!

BamaTrav said...

same thing at thanksgiving, thinly sliced turkey over stuffing with gravy. I had it a few weeks ago at some cateteria type place that all the old folks rape and clog the entire parking lot up and then take an hour to walk the 100 feet to the front door.

buffalodick said...

Gene- They are everywhere!
Bama- Forgot turkey! That works too..My peeve with the elderly is they have all day to eat, but still go at noon and 6pm...

All Our Fingers in the Pie said...

Love Montreal Steak Seasoning. Just had a little piece of steak last done that way, with a baked potato. Love it.

buffalodick said...

Fingers- With coarse salt, coarse black pepper, garlic, onion- that is the basis for a good seasoning for steak!

otin said...

Steak with hashbrowns would be about my favorite breakfast!

buffalodick said...

otin- Hearty breakfast, for sure!

G-Man said...

Extra Gravy Please.......

Sook said...

Mmmmm steak and hashbrowns... That sounds yummy! :)

buffalodick said...

G-man- The old Truck driver..!
Sook- It was good and simple!

Ruth said...

You're so making me crave meat!! So unusual for a fish freak like me but it all does sound so very tempting!!

buffalodick said...

Ruth- It's OK, meat is good!

Heff said...

I thought the Truck Driver Special was "Lot Lizard".

I could be wrong....

urban vegan said...

Guess this explains why I always turn off that show....LOL

Barbara said...

Never knew that's what it was called, but I sure had it often enough years ago.
I love hash browns...extra brown and crispy.
Imagine you're cooking today, I'm to be a guest tonight, no cooking!
Happy Memorial Day!

jolie-jordan said...

Buff,
Yes thank God for the veterans. Those that are dead and those that are alive. I am very grateful for all of them.

I am also grateful for comfort foods. I so love the hot sandwiches with mashed potatoes and LOTS of gravy.

The only thing I would add to your steak and hash brown plate is 2 over-easy fried eggs and some gravy for the browns.

As usual I am now craving them. (smile)

JjB...

buffalodick said...

Heff- It's what we've always called it!
UrbanV- Same old food ,different diner..
Barb- Nothing big, probably a toasted sandwich..
J.J.- Lot of different ways to have this..

Vickie said...

This looks a lot like what my dad called S.O.S. . . . yummy stuff!

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