Steak Frites

Total Time:
35 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
Directions

Heat 1 1/2 to 2 inches oil in a deep frying pan over medium heat to 325 F degrees. Cut potatoes into thin slices lengthwise. Cut each slice into thin shoestring strips. Place cut potatoes on paper towels. Place 2 generous handfuls of potatoes at a time into hot oil, in 2 batches. Par cook the potatoes 2 minutes and transfer to a towel lined plate. Raise heat to medium high up to 375 degrees F. Allow oil to rise to a higher temperature, 3 to 5 minutes. Return potatoes to oil in 2 batches to crisp them, cooking them to a deep, golden brown color, another 2 to 3 minutes per batch. Remove potatoes from oil to clean towels to drain. Season with fine salt and serve.

For steaks, heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add a little oil to the pan, 1 turn. Season steaks with salt and pepper. Place steaks in skillet and sear 2 minutes on each side. Reduce heat to medium and cook steaks 6 minutes longer for medium rare, 8 for medium to medium well. Remove steaks to a warm plate to rest. Add 2 tablespoons butter and the shallots to the pan. Cook shallots 2 or 3 minutes, add flour to the pan and cook a minute longer. Whisk wine into pan and lift pan drippings up. Add the last tablespoon of butter and remove the pan from the heat. Spoon wine and shallot sauce over the steaks and serve with hot, shoestring potatoes.


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    Thanks again for the quick easy meal. I don't have an oven or a stove right now so I am alway looking for easy stove top meals. I made this in about twenty minutes start to finish and that is with a twenty month old and a three year old on my legs! Both my girls and husband cleaned their plates!
    This was a truly yummy meal. My kids had seconds and asked if i'd make it again real soon!
    fries from a bag would have been better.
     
    For a real Frites recipe check out Anthony Bourdain.
    It's steak and fries. It's pretty simple, delicious, but still just steak and fries
    Very Easy....
    Even though the steaks were flavorful with the wine sauce, it was very messy to make with the grease splatter. In the future, I would grill the steaks and make the sauce from butter and olive oil rather than steak grease.
    Was delicious. Steak was resturant quality.
    The steaks were tender and juicey and seasoned just right. The fries were the favorite of the family, though. Quick and easy and more tastier than store bought.
    I'm not a big steak eater - but when the craving strikes this is what I make. It's delicious and simple to make. Rachel's the best!
    This is a bistro standard, and it's delicious. The name is French, but is used in restaurants all over the US. It's not a name Rachael made up.
    This meal is such a nice treat! It's easy and a nice substitute for steak grilled on a bbq outside when it's cold, wet and snowy.
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