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    50 mins

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    40 mins

    Deantini's Note:

    This recipe originally called for sweet potato frites, but we are not fans of sweet potatoes, so alas the change. Make sure to time the cooking of the steak to when the potato frites will be done.

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    Units: US | Metric

    • 4 slice vienna bread
    • 1 garlic clove, halved
    • 19.71 ml olive oil
    • 453.59 g rib eye grilling steak (or 2 x 8 oz striploin grilling steak)
    • 29.58 ml green peppercorns, cracked (or 2 tbsp cracked black peppercorns)
    • 59.14 ml red wine
    • 59.14 ml beef stock
    • 59.14 ml sweet red pepper, finely diced
    • 1 shallot, finely diced (or 1 green onion, finely diced)
    • 9.85 ml butter

    Potato Frites

    • 4 potatoes, peeled and cut into long strips like french fries, but thinner
    • 14.79 ml vegetable oil
    • 4.92 ml dried thyme
    • 1.23 ml salt
    • 1.23 ml pepper


    1. 1
      Potato Frites:.
    2. 2
      Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
    3. 3
      In bowl, toss potatoes with oil, thyme, salt and pepper.
    4. 4
      Arrange on foil-lined rimmed baking sheet.
    5. 5
      Bake, turning once, for 40 minutes or until tender inside and crisp outside.
    6. 6
      While potatoes cook, start the Bistro Steak.
    7. 7
      Bistro Steak On Garlic Croutes:.
    8. 8
      Rub bread all over with cut side of garlic; brush with 2 teaspoons (10 mL) of the oil. Toast on baking sheet for 10 minutes or until golden.
    9. 9
      Meanwhile, trim off all but 1/8 inch (3 mm) fat from steak, if needed.
    10. 10
      Roll edges in peppercorns to coat.
    11. 11
      In skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat; cook steaks for 4 to 6 minutes per side or until medium-rare inside and browned. Transfer to plate; cover and keep warm.
    12. 12
      Add wine and stock to skillet; bring to boil, scraping up any brown bits. Boil for about 1 minute or until reduced by half. Remove from heat.
    13. 13
      Stir in red pepper, shallot, butter and any juices accumulated on plate.
    14. 14
      Cut steaks in half; place on croûtes.
    15. 15
      Pour sauce over top.
    16. 16
      Serve with Potato Frites.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 29, 2012


      Really did enjoy these for dinner tonight - I'm not a 'sauce' on my steak kinda girl, but I followed this recipe, except for splitting the steak. The fries were lovely and crispy with a great flavor. The steaks were great on the bread with the reduction drizzled over top. I will file this away for the next time DH deserves a special dinner! Thanks for sharing, Deantini!

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    • on July 23, 2012


      What a lovely meal this was! My oven must be running hot because the frites were ready in 30 minutes which caused a bit of a scramble at the end but the results were well worth it. Delicious! Made as written for the Bistro Babes - ZWT 8

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    • on February 13, 2011


      Delicious! We celebrated Valentine's Day a day early and we enjoyed this for dinner. My husband thought it was outstanding. We did grill the steaks instead of pan frying because it was in the 60's today after being covered in snow the past 2 weeks. I used a French baguette because Vienna bread is not readily available where I currently live. I did cheat and used garlic powder on the croutes. Wonderful. Made for PRMR.

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    Nutritional Facts for French Bistro Steak on Garlic Croutes and Potato Frites

    Serving Size: 1 (482 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 764.3
    Calories from Fat 167
    Total Fat 18.5 g
    Saturated Fat 5.3 g
    Cholesterol 94.7 mg
    Sodium 814.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 96.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.4 g
    Sugars 4.7 g
    Protein 49.9 g

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    green peppercorns

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