Lazy Day Steak Frites || Le Gourmet TV Recipes


Steak Frites, or Steak and Chips, or Steak and French Fries, is a great easy quick weeknight meal that makes you feel like you’re dining in Parisian Café. This Steak Frites Recipe is especially easy and foolproof in the way we make the fries, and deep fry the steak… Did he really just deep fry that steak?!? Yup! Deep frying the steak is a foolproof method for getting an even crust on the outside and even edge to edge cooking through the middle.

2 Potatoes
1 Ny strip steak
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp baking soda
2L vegetable, or peanut oil for frying

Slice the potatoes into batons of equal size and place in a bowl of cold water seasoned with salt and baking soda.
Allow the potatoes to soak for an hour – if you can.
Pull the potatoes out and dry them with a tea towel, and place in a heavy bottomed pot.
Pour cold oil over the potatoes, just enough to cover and about 2 inches above.
Turn on the stove to medium, medium high and allow the oil to reach a temp of 320ºF – 350ºF.
While the heat is rising, stir the potatoes occasionally so they don’t stick together.
While the potatoes are cooking – prep the steak with salt and pepper, cut off some of the exterior fat if you wish, and slice through the cartilage on the fat side of the steak.

The chips are done when they are golden brown and start to float.
Remove them to a sheet pan with a wire rack and salt them.
Place in a 200ºF oven to keep warm while the steak cooks.

Dab any moisture off the surface of the steak.
Carefully place the steak in the hot oil.
After about 1 minute use an instant read thermometer to check the temperature.
Re-check often and pull the steak when it reaches around 120ºF internal temp.
Place the steak on a wire rack and cover to let rest for 5-10 minutes.

Serve with our Beurre a la Béarnaise Recipe (Compound Butter):

– Use a high starch, low water potato for your chips, such as a Russet or Idaho.

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