LC Wish Bone Note
We know that traditionally the wish bone is found on poultry, although we can’t help but think that the bone from a hefty rib eye of mammoth proportions is sort of a wish bone as well–though in this case it seems our wish has already come true.
- Quick Glance
- Quick Glance
- 10 M
- 1 H, 30 M
- Serves 6 to 8
- For the sweet potato puree
- For the tomahawk chops
Preheat the oven to 425°F (218°C).
Pierce the sweet potatoes with a fork in several places and roast until tender, 50 to 60 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
Slice open the potatoes, scoop out the cooked flesh, and place in a bowl. Add the butter, honey, and brown sugar and, using an electric mixer, beat until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside and keep warm.
Preheat grill to high for indirect-heat grilling or place a heavy grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat and preheat the oven to 350°F (176°C).
Just before cooking, brush both sides of the tomahawk chops with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
If grilling: Arrange the steaks directly over the heat and grill for 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the steaks to the indirect heat side of the grill. Cover the grill and finish cooking the steaks until a meat thermometer registers the desired doneness, 120°F (49°C) for rare or 130°F (54°C) for medium-rare. Transfer the steaks to a platter and tent with aluminum foil. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
If cooking on the stove top: Sear the steaks for 2 minutes on each side, then transfer to the oven and cook to the desired doneness. Transfer the steaks to a platter and tent with aluminum foil. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
To serve, slice the tomahawk chops, keeping the meat from each steak separate. Sort of recreate the steak by stacking the slices back against the bone. Pass the sweet potato purée separately.
Recipe Testers' Tips
This recipe is fairly simple; almost foolproof, and the tomahawk chop itself makes for a very impressive display at the dinner table. To get the perfect steak, start here and then follow with the "Steak Grilling 101" video by David Leite and Jamie Purviance. I really like the sweet potato puree because it doesn't have a lot of spices commonly added to preparations similar to this. Its rich smoothness is a great match to this and other grilled meats. The puree was a bit soft, so if you're concerned about that, and the fat content, you could probably get away with one less stick of butter and improve the consistency at the same time.