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Steak Frites Recipe

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Contributor:  
Bon Appetit
Added: Tuesday, April 1, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 (12 oz.) russet potatoes, peeled & cut into sticks
Vegetable oil for frying
2 (8 oz) beef tenderloins
2 t. coarsely cracked white pepper
1 1/2 t. butter
1 1/2 t. olive oil
2 T Cognac
6 T. whipping cream
1/4 c. beef broth
kosher salt or fleur de sel

Directions:
Directions:
1. Rinse and pat potatoes dry. Fry potatoes until tender but not brown.(3-4 minutes per batch) Drain on paper towel. Reserve pot of oil. Cool potatoes completely. DO AHEAD Can be made up to 4 hrs. ahead
2. Sprinkle steaks with salt. Press 1/2 t. pepper into each. Melt butter with oil in iron skillet over high heat. Add steaks and cook over high heat until brown and crust and cooked to desired doneness. Transfer steaks to plates. Add Cognac to skillet and cook until liquid evaporated about 1 minutes. Add cream and beef broth. Boil until mixture is thickened and reduced to 1/3 c., scraping browned bits. Season sauce to taste with salt. Spoon over steaks.
3. Meanwhile, reheat oil in pot. Add precooked potatoes and cook until browned and crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Divide fries between plates and serve.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2

 

 

 

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