Steak, chips & quick pepper sauce

Steak, chips & quick pepper sauce

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 40 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 1

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Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
801
protein
44g
carbs
37g
fat
54g
saturates
23g
fibre
3g
sugar
3g
salt
0.58g

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large potato, cut into chunky chips, skin left on
  • 1 fillet steak
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 125ml beef stock
  • 2 heaped tbsp extra thick double cream

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put 1 tbsp oil in a small roasting tin and heat up in the oven. Boil the potatoes in salted water for 3 mins before draining and letting steam-dry for a few mins. Season, carefully toss in the hot oil and cook for 30-35 mins until crisp and golden.
  2. When the chips are nearly done, heat the rest of the oil in a frying pan. Season the steak with lots of freshly ground pepper and a little salt, then fry for 2-3 mins on each side, depending on how rare you like it. Rest for 5 mins while you make the sauce.
  3. Pour excess oil from the pan and add the vinegar. Bubble, then add the stock and boil until reduced by half. Stir through the cream, bubbling to thicken a little, then add as much extra pepper as you like. Serve with steak, chips and peas.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2010

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dinewithme's picture

Great recipe. Just made it but used low fat creme fraiche (not sure about the spelling sorry) tp
save some calories for the pepper sauce. Works well.

jeanieh's picture

Great recipe. I use it for the peppercorn sauce alone as it's so easy and quick.

HungryMan93's picture

This recipe tastes great! As I am a fan of a more creamy flavours in the pepper sauce I left the vinegar out and it still tasted brilliant.

kapurauhanen's picture
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Simple, yet functional recipe. Positively delicious with good fresh ingredients.

Cheers!

samanne1's picture

absolutely delicious!

britbrit100's picture

Really easy delicious recipe chips were really nice the sauce wAs so yummy I added chopped mushrooms to the pan With the steak then added the mushrooms to the sauce This is a recipe I will make again and my boyfriend loved it so yummy : )

chriswhitts's picture
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Excellent sauce! It tasted quite vinegary so I added more cream until the taste was perfect. Ended up using 4tbsp of double cream instead o the 2 advised.

icklemia's picture
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Brilliant quick recipe for pepper sauce! I also fry the steak with some sliced onions! Have done more than once an will cook again!

lindabubbajam's picture

Nice easy recipe,but I would reduce the vinegar by half next time.

donciakas's picture

So easy and so delicious. Wonderful

jbeilby's picture
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Wow just so easy, the sauce is delicious. I griddled some mushrooms and red pepper instead of peas.

filomena_bianco's picture
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My husband and I love this recipe. we always do chips this way now!

irv075's picture
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Really easy recipe and very impressed with the sauce. I fried the steaks with butter and a small chopped onion for some extra flavour.

joanneedavies's picture

I found this sauce very vinegary.

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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Very quick sauce to make and all the family enjoyed it with the steak.

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