The origins of Murphy Style Steak seem to be a little confusing, with some variations on a theme.
I’ve googled for the origins of the term, but I don’t find this in wide use in the US or Ireland.
I’ve also posted this also in the NJ thowback thread, but I’m curious if this is used anywhere else other than in New Jersey. At various places around here it seems that a 24oz delmonico (rib eye) and fried potatoes are involved.
In some places it comes with peppers and onions. At others there are just a couple of pickled cherry peppers on the plate and the potatoes are sauteed with paprika and onion.
Finally, another place around here has a Steak Murphy on the menu which involves tomato sauce in addition to onions, peppers, and potatoes:
Online recipes for Steak Murphy, on the other hand, seems to involve lots of garlic and not much else:
Looking, however, for the closest Murphy’s Steak House only turns up places in New Hampshire & Oklahoma:
Finally, as far as I can tell, it seems “Murphy Style” is not related to “Murphy’s Law” in any discernible way:
All of the foregoing raises a number of perplexing questions, which I am going to throw open to the HO brain trust:
Who was the original effing Murphy, and where the farouck did they live?
Is it possible “Murphy Style” is a Jersey original? (No jokes please about doggy style).
Anybody seen this on a menu anywhere else in the country?
If there was an original Murphy’s Steak House, did they go out of business?
Why is this usually a 24oz Delmonico with fried potatoes? Is the cut part of the “Murphy”?
I get the steak and potatoes (Irish), but how did the peppers get into it?
Also, what kind of peppers, if any, are genuine to a Murphy style steak?