Steak Frites With Shallot Pan Reduction

Recipe by IngridH
READY IN: 50mins




  • Preheat oven to 450°F.
  • Arrange potatoes on a baking sheet (or two if necessary) in a single layer. Coat with cooking spray and sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • Bake at 450F for 40 minutes or until golden brown, stirring potatoes halfway through.
  • Remove from oven when done, and toss with 1 teaspoon of thyme.
  • Heat a heavy skillet over medium high heat.
  • Coat with cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle steak with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  • Add steak to the hot pan, saute 3 minutes on each side, or until desired degree of doneness.
  • Remove from pan and keep warm.
  • Add shallots to the pan, and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add the brandy, and bring to a boil, loosening any brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
  • Add the broth, mustard, and remaining thyme.
  • Bring to a boil, then cook until reduced to 2/3 cup.
  • Add remaining salt and pepper, then whisk in the butter.
  • Slice the steak across the grain. Place on a serving plate, and top with the pan sauce.