|Our very yummy dinner!!|
After eating leftover ham since Easter, it was really wonderful to eat such a scrumptious steak dinner last night. However, I shy away from fried foods, so there was no way I was making french fries. I decided instead to serve a "Buttered Fan Potato". These potatoes are really delicious. My potatoes were on the small side so I made four. First you peel them and make crossways cuts about 3/8 inch apart. Heat 1 inch salted water to boiling, add potatoes, cover and boil 10 minutes. Drain and cool slightly. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with salt, panko crumbs and paprika. Place in a 350° degree oven and bake till tender and golden, about 1 hour. I timed these so that they were just finishing up when I started my steaks. I went a little lighter on the cracked pepper then Dorie suggested. My husband is not a fan of spicy. As soon as the pan was sizzling I put the steaks in and timed them for 3 minutes. Such a great steak should be eaten rare! When the second side finished cooking, things were moving quite well, until I forgot to let the pan cool and I evaporated a 1/4 cup of brandy instantly! Then I remembered….Oh yea.."Let the pan cool before you add the brandy." To flame or not to flame that was the question? I decided to flame…this was a first time for me. I was a bit apprehensive but I really wanted to give it a try. And flame it did…wooo!! Good thing Dorie wrote, "light the brandy and step back"! I could have easily singed my eyebrows. After adding the cream, the sauce came together quite well. This was a pretty easy meal to prepare and was absolutely delectable!! I know I will make this again but I will wait till my grocery store has fillet mignon on sale!! As I say each friday…this recipe can be found in Dorie Greenspans cookbook "Around My French Table". I just bought this book for my son's birthday and he loves it!!
|Buttered Fan Potatoes|
|Beautiful fillet mignon with cracked pepper|
|1/2 cup cream, 1/4 cup brandy ready to make sauce|
|Steaks in fry pan, ready to be plated.|
|The Brandy Flambéed!!|