I have mentioned on this site that my Mother was a French Pastry chef at one of the few 5 star restaurants in the Chicago area in the 70's. I learned a lot from her. Especially my love for wonderful cookbooks, like Vincent and Mary Prices "A Treasury of Great Recipes". If you are a collector of fine cookbooks, this vintage book is a must have for the true connoisseur. This wonderful dish, Steak Diane is from the Famous Whitehall Club in Chicago. This dish is done table-side in the club, but not at my house! I have been making this recipe for years and years. It is always a home run and a sure fire way to impress even the fussiest.
- Heat in small sauce pan 2 tablespoons of butter over medium-high heat.
- Add 4 tablespoons finely chopped Shallots and cook until lightly browned.
- Add 2 tablespoons Worcestershire and heat to bubbling, keeping the sauce hot.
- Heat 12 in skillet 6 tablespoons butter, when it begins to brown, add pounded steaks and cook for 3 minutes.
- Turn and cook 2 to 3 more minutes longer, or until done to taste.
- Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with salt and a generous amount of fresh ground pepper.
- Spread the shallot sauce over the steaks and sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.
Great, simple recipe. We loved it. I have this book but never made the recipe until I saw it in breezermom's best of 2009 book. Thanks, kiwidutch!
I never cook steak indoors...but tried this recipe, and it was delicious! And it was ready in no time. My only concern is the tremendous amount of butter...and can the recipe be made as tastey without quite so much? I'll be testing this out! I plan on making this recipe again...so quick and easy!
Delish! What a great and simple steak. Thanks kiwidutch!