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Steak Au Poivre

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Ingredients
  Fillet steaks/Club / rib steaks 4
  Whole black peppercorns 2 Tablespoon
  Unsalted butter 4 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Brandy 2 Tablespoon
  Heavy cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Use a mortar and crush peppercorn coarsely.
2) Press the crushed peppercorn on the side of the meat.

MAKING
3) Take a skillet, heat butter, and saute the steaks over high heat for 2 minutes ensuring to turn them once during the course of cooking.
4) Lower heat and cook the steak for 5 minutes for rare steaks, 8-10 minutes for medium-rare, and 12 minutes for well-done.
5) When done, remove steaks from pan and add brandy to the pan.
6) Shake the pan until the flame die down and the stir in cream into the pan juices.
7) Sprinkle salt and pepper in the sauce and pour over the steak.

SERVING
8) Serve with freshly cooked broccoli, potato croquettes , or a green salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Saute
Ingredient: 
Beef

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