Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe was adopted from an old cookbook called Cooking for Two by Sue Russell. I love the flavour of this very quick and simple to prepare steak. I highly recommend that you use whole peppercorns that you crack yourself.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place peppercorns in a ziplock bag and crush coarsely with a rolling. Alternatively, you may use a mortar and pestle but you may have the pepper escaping as it's crushed.
  2. Press cracked pepper into both sides of steaks.
  3. In a heavy-based frying pan, heat butter and oil and cook steaks to desired doneness, turning once. (Medium-rare takes about 8 to 11 minutes, Medium takes about 12 to 14 minutes).
  4. Remove from pan and keep hot.
  5. Stir brandy into the pan juices and bring to a boil, scraping the sediment from pan.
  6. Remove from heat and add extra butter.
  7. Pour this sauce over the steaks and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

5 5

Delicious! Used my old cast iron skillet for this and the meat was very tender and moist. Loved the yummy sauce. Thanks for sharing! Made for ZWT8.

5 5

Pepper lovers unite! If you love pepper, then this recipe is for you. So quick and easy to make. I loved the bite of pepper in this steak. The sauce is subtle and also delicious. I used a 1-inch thick strip steak, and it turned out tender, juicy and a perfect medium-rare. This is going straight into my keeper file. Thanks for another terrific recipe, Dreamer. :) Made for Fall 2009 Photo Tag.