|Steak with Mustard Butter and French Fries ~ My Paris Kitchen|
Today, I'm posting my second recipe for CooktheBookFridays. Our group is cooking it's way through David Lebovitz' new cookbook, "My Paris Kitchen". This week our pick was for Steak with mustard butter and French Fries.
I don't cook steak very often. I try to stay away from too much red meat. My husband however, would eat steak seven days a week if I cooked it. He was quite happy with our pick! Did anyone notice how expensive beef is? Is that only in my neck of the woods? When did this happen? I haven't bought a steak since last summer. I can't believe it went up that much! My husband called me from the grocery and asked, "Do you know how much a Rib Eye steak is?" He continued to tell me $15.99 a pound! That's when I said, "Then it's good we only need one pound". And it was! Although, it was on sale, I don't consider $14.99 a sale price. That said it was delicious!
|An absolutely fabulous Valentine's Day dinner!|
David's recipe is really a non-recipe! Early in the day, I cut up the potatoes. I used one sweet and several white potatoes, placed them in a bowl of cold, salted water, and refrigerated them until it was time to put them in the oven. I then patted them dry with a towel, gave them a good sprinkle of olive oil, some fresh herbs, salt and pepper, and popped them into a 400° oven, for about 45 minutes.
The Mustard butter added an abundance of flavor to the steak. I loved it! This is something I will use again and again. For the butter, I mixed two tablespoons of butter, some dry mustard, and a good teaspoon of Dijon. I then formed the butter into two balls, and refrigerated them until the steak was done. The steak was seasoned with salt, pepper, a touch of chili powder, and placed in the fridge until ready to cook. The steak only takes about 5-8 minutes to finish, if you want it rare. When everything else was ready to serve, I gave the steak a good sear on both sides, in my cast iron skillet. A word of warning, it triggered my smoke alarm!
This was a wonderfully delicious, Valentines Day meal! It certainly rated quite high with my Valentine! Happy Friday everyone!
This recipe can be found in David Lebovitz' cookbook, "My Paris Kitchen", or here where it has been previously posted. It participates with CookTheBookFridays. If you don't have a copy, do yourself a favor and get one! And maybe you'd like to join our group and cook along! Check out all our posts on CookTheBookFridays!
|Ready for the oven|
|The fries were perfect...I love roasting potatoes|