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Classic steak au poivre (French pepper steak) with mashed potatoes and green bean bundles

Based on 56 ratings

Christian Ruß

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef at Kitchen Stories

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Difficulty

Medium 👍
80
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-2+
500 g filet mignon
20 g black peppercorns
500 g potatoes
shallot
150 g green beans
300 ml heavy cream
80 g unsalted butter
6 strips bacon
100 ml Cognac
salt
ground nutmeg
vegetable oil (for frying)
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • peeler
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • 2 pots
  • 2 sieves
  • potato ricer
  • cooking spoon
  • mortar and pestle
  • frying pan
  • tongs

Nutrition per serving

Cal
833
Protein
48 g
Fat
53 g
Carb
29 g
  • Step 1/5

    Peel and dice potatoes, chop shallot, and trim green beans. Add potatoes to a pot with cold water. Add salt and cook over medium heat for approx. 15 – 20 min. or until soft.
    • 500 g potatoes
    • shallot
    • 150 g green beans
    • salt
    • peeler
    • knife
    • cutting board
    • pot

    Peel and dice potatoes, chop shallot, and trim green beans. Add potatoes to a pot with cold water. Add salt and cook over medium heat for approx. 15 – 20 min. or until soft.

  • Step 2/5

    Add cream and butter to a pot over low heat and season with salt and nutmeg. Keep it warm. Once potatoes are done, drain and use a potato ricer to purée. Add cream-butter mixture to the potatoes and mix to combine.
    • 100 ml heavy cream
    • 50 g unsalted butter
    • ground nutmeg
    • salt
    • pot
    • sieve
    • potato ricer
    • cooking spoon

    Add cream and butter to a pot over low heat and season with salt and nutmeg. Keep it warm. Once potatoes are done, drain and use a potato ricer to purée. Add cream-butter mixture to the potatoes and mix to combine.

  • Step 3/5

    Blanch green beans for 5 min. in boiling water, then drain and rinse under cold water until cool to the touch. Wrap bacon around a bundle of green beans. Repeat the process until all green beans have been used.
    • 6 strips bacon
    • sieve

    Blanch green beans for 5 min. in boiling water, then drain and rinse under cold water until cool to the touch. Wrap bacon around a bundle of green beans. Repeat the process until all green beans have been used.

  • Step 4/5

    Crush peppercorns with a mortar and pestle and season filet mignon steaks with pepper on both sides. Add wrapped green beans to a frying pan over medium-high heat and fry for approx. 5 min. or until brown on all sides, then remove from pan. Add oil to the same pan, add steaks, and fry for approx. 3 min. on each side, then remove from pan. Add more oil and fry shallot for approx. 3 min.
    • 20 g black peppercorns
    • 500 g filet mignon
    • vegetable oil (for frying)
    • mortar and pestle
    • frying pan
    • tongs

    Crush peppercorns with a mortar and pestle and season filet mignon steaks with pepper on both sides. Add wrapped green beans to a frying pan over medium-high heat and fry for approx. 5 min. or until brown on all sides, then remove from pan. Add oil to the same pan, add steaks, and fry for approx. 3 min. on each side, then remove from pan. Add more oil and fry shallot for approx. 3 min.

  • Step 5/5

    Deglaze pan with Cognac, add remaining cream and butter, and let cook until creamy, approx. 8 – 10 min. Transfer steaks back to the pan and cook briefly. Serve steaks with mashed potatoes and bacon-wrapped green beans and drizzle with more sauce before serving. Enjoy!
    • 100 ml Cognac
    • 200 ml heavy cream
    • 30 g unsalted butter

    Deglaze pan with Cognac, add remaining cream and butter, and let cook until creamy, approx. 8 – 10 min. Transfer steaks back to the pan and cook briefly. Serve steaks with mashed potatoes and bacon-wrapped green beans and drizzle with more sauce before serving. Enjoy!