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Steak Au Poivre Flambe

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"Sometimes I double the sauce so I can drown my mashed potatoes in it! Be sure to get a very lean, high-quality cut of meat for best results. Serve over mashed potatoes."
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30 m servings 581 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Grind peppercorns coarsely using a coffee grinder or mortar and pestle.
  2. Season steaks on both sides with peppercorns and salt.
  3. Heat butter and oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook steaks until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer steaks to a plate and tent with aluminum foil.
  4. Remove skillet from heat and drain grease. Pour in 1/3 cup brandy. Light brandy carefully using a long match. Shake skillet back and forth until flames die down, about 30 seconds.
  5. Return skillet to medium heat. Whisk in cream; bring to a simmer. Cook, whisking occasionally, until sauce coats the back of a spoon, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in 1 teaspoon brandy. Return steaks to the skillet; cook until heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.


  • Editor's Note:
  • Use extreme caution when igniting the brandy in step 4. Use a long match such as a fireplace match or long barbeque lighter. Ignite the fumes at the edge of the pan, not the liquid itself. Do not lean over the skillet as you ignite the fumes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 581 calories; 48.4 g fat; 3.3 g carbohydrates; 18.5 g protein; 154 mg cholesterol; 1267 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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