Steak haché et frites


Steak frites - Serving suggestion

Steak frites – Serving suggestion

Anglo-Saxons call it burger, but we call steak haché! It is in fact a steak made out of mince beef.

 Steak and chips for 1

Ingredients:

Accomp. ingredients

Accomp. ingredients

100 grs of pure mince beef

1 small red onion – very finely minced

4 garlic cloves – minced

Salt & Pepper.

Half a sweet red pepper – Chopped

1 small tomato – chopped

1 tinny red chilli pepper – finely chopped

Olive oil

Method:

Season the mince beef with a pinch of salt and pepper, half of the chopped onion and half of the garlic. Mix well and form a nice round burger (no eggs or bread crumbs needed).

In a frying pan, heat up 1tbsp of olive oil. Place the steak in the pan and fry each side on high heat for 3 minutes.

Once the steak is cooked. Remove it from the pan, add another spoon of olive oil, then throw in, the chopped sweet red pepper, the chilli, tomato, rest of garlic and chopped onions. Add salt and pepper. Not too much salt as it might reduce the sweetness of the tomato and sweet peppers. Stir-fry the mix for 3-4 minutes and remove from heat.

DSC02366Place the steak on top of the stir-fry and cover while you are getting the French fries ready. This will keep the meat and accompaniment moist and warm until you are ready to serve.

You know how to cook fries right? If you are reading this, you know how you like your potato fries.

My steak was served with a mix of French fries and potato wedges…AND MAYONAISE.

You may have noticed by now, I love Mayonnaise and Garlic!!! What do you want? I am French. Deal with it.

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yummy! and fattening

The little stir-fry will bring all the moisture needed in this dish. I recommend that you make your own steak haché as you will know exactly with is in it. Mince steak doesn’t need bread crumbs and eggs. It just need handling carefully.

See you next week!

Rough potato mash & spinash


Heart attack in a plate... so tasty!

Heart attack in a plate… so tasty!

Dinner for 2 – oozing with herbs & garlic butter 

Ingredients: 200grs mince beef – 1 small onion – 4 garlic kernels – Salt & white peppers – 6 medium unpeeled potatoes – 10 cubes of frozen spinach leaves – Hand full of chopped parsley. 

Prepare the mince beef steaks: Peel and finely chop ½ the onion & 4 garlic cloves. Add both to the mince eat with a pinch of white grounded pepper & Salt. Mix well using your hand and then, form two steak s from the mix. I do not use egg to keep the mince together as I believe the meat has it own binding agent.

Into a hot frying pan, put a knob of butter. Once melted, place your two steaks and cook each side for about 3 minutes depending of how well cooked you like your meat. I like mine well dead!

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It is burning! I got distracted… Doh!

DSC01749Once you turn the steaks to cook the other side, make some space in the pan and add the unfrozen spinach. This way, the spinach will cook while absorbing the flavours from the meat. Remember to salt and pepper the spinach and stir with a folk from top to bottom. By this time the steak should be cooked on both sides.  Remove the pan from the fire and cover. This way, the spinach will finish cooking with the steam.

For the mash: Wash, cut and place the unpeeled potatoes in a pan with some salty water. Let it cook for about 10-15 minutes until really soft (the cooking time will depend on the thickness of the potatoes cuts).

Remove from fire and mash with a knob of garlic butter. This is a rough mash and doesn’t need to be smooth. Feel free to add some tangy cheese too if you’ve go some.

This dish is full of butter and fatty stuff. So, for the next few days, stay away from overly sweet and creamy stuff. This makes for a balanced diet and maintaining a regular weight.

Bon Appetit! 🙂