Steak, chips & quick pepper sauce

Steak, chips & quick pepper sauce

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 1
Home alone? This no-fuss version of a classic creates a special solo supper

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal801
  • fat54g
  • saturates23g
  • carbs37g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein44g
  • salt0.58g
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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 large potato, cut into chunky chips, skin left on



    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 1 fillet steak



    Steak is essentially a boneless thick or thin slice of red meat, cut across the grain of a large…

  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 125ml beef stock
  • 2 heaped tbsp extra thick double cream


  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.

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31st Oct, 2015
Wonderful sauce and great chips to accompany your steak. Suggest adding a seasoned halved tomato in with the chips to the roasting tin. Absolutely delicious!
17th Jan, 2015
Sauce worked perfectly just like a restaurant sauce - delicious!
23rd May, 2014
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.
10th Mar, 2014
Great recipe. I use it for the peppercorn sauce alone as it's so easy and quick.
31st Jul, 2013
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.
15th Jan, 2013
Simple, yet functional recipe. Positively delicious with good fresh ingredients. Cheers!
31st Jul, 2012
absolutely delicious!
2nd Jul, 2012
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 : )
24th May, 2012
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.
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18th Mar, 2012
Brilliant quick recipe for pepper sauce! I also fry the steak with some sliced onions! Have done more than once an will cook again!


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