French Pepper Steak (Steak Au Poivre)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

Adapted from an old cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Press pepper into both sides of steaks. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over high heat; add steak and sear on both sides. Reduce heat to medium high and cook an additional 6 to 7 minutes on each side, more for well done.
  2. Remove steak to serving platter and keep warm. Season lightly with salt to taste.
  3. Add brandy to pan with drippings and heat until bubbly; add a small amount of cream. Pour sauce over steaks; garnish with parsley.
Most Helpful

Delish and so easy. Did add some fresh mushrooms saute in butter. Used NY strip steaks, some sauce over potatoes, very good. Will keep this one. Thank you, Kitty

dolores in paradise August 14, 2009

It was wonderful! Thanks so much for the recipe!

Microcell June 04, 2009

Outstanding sauce. Really easy to do. My wife rated it "the best she's ever had!" The only sauce for steak you'll ever need.

Strawb3 April 01, 2009