Give me a steak on a pitchfork, cooked in a vat of hot oil and I’ll tell you there is nothing more divine. Enjoying it in the Badlands of western North Dakota makes the steak even better. It’s a family tradition for us to attend the Medora Pitchfork Steak Fondue.
It’s an event. It’s a spectacle.
With a soaking wet July, harvest will begin very late this year. My farmer dad planned a rare late July road trip to Medora for any of our family that could attend.
|Miss A, who was lacking a nap and Grandpa Fred waited for the pitchfork steak fondue|
Our cowgirls with along with my parents, my sister/ Auntie Kirsti and me trekked to Medora together for a night.
|Auntie K and Miss E with the Badlands of North Dakota as backdrop|
As you can see Miss A wasn’t having a great day but we survived along with enjoying fantastic steak.
The Medora Pitchfork Steak Fondue starts with 12 oz. ribeye steaks on pitchforks. A brave cowboy cooks them.
The hot oil sizzles and the steaks are in the vats for just a few minutes.
The cowboy brings the steaks over as patrons are moving through the salad, potato and bread line.
The steaks are sizzling when they fall off the pitchforks. I asked for medium rare steak and wasn’t let down with what I received.
There isn’t a meal with the ambience that can second the Medora Pitchfork Steak Fondue, even when you have a tired two year old crawling all over you. Thanks to my parents for making this a very special trip for our girls and for a fantastic steak dinner, my favorite in Dakota.
It’s Hunk of Meat Monday. And miraculously, I am going to be home now for a long while to cook big family meals. While I had a 3+ weeks solid home in early July, the last 10 days brought some short increment work travel in between a hectic baseball schedule for our son. That resulted in numerous meals at the concession stand.
I have now another nice long home stretch with an added bonus, my daycare provider takes vacation in early August…and so do I. This is going to plenty of cooking and canning going on around our house with plenty of “help” from two little girls.
Despite the heat, what are you enjoying for meals these summer days?
Have you ever traveled to Medora, ND and enjoyed the Pitchfork Steak Fondue?
oh, that looks like a yummy tradition! just like your turkey one!
OMG! I wish we lived closer. I would NOT miss that steak fry for anything! YUM!!!!! I will have to show the hubby this post!
Glad you are home for a while. I am sure it gives you a special sense of calm. I’m ln the other end of the stick, and would love a break from everyone for just a day or two to calm the nerves and refresh my life page. Oh well….. school starts in 16 days 😉 I will be a bit sad to see them go, but I am also looking for a bit of me time to get things done without all the “time outs.”
Lisa @ Two Bears Farm says
I’m not huge on steak but wow, those look incredible!!
Medora brings back memories… of last weekend. 🙂
We also love Medora and the Fondue! Great place to be, even if you just stand there looking at the scenery!
Great family tradition! And I love the pics. My family also enjoys visiting the Badlands and Medora. And I’m glad your dad was able to be there. Family time off the farm is important. It’s the same in my family. My farmer dad seems to always be working on the farm and rarely gets away.
That looks awesome! My man would love that!
Prairie Mother says
That looks fabulous! Love your pink cowgirl hats 🙂
Yum! Looks like a great time!!