Steak and Oven Chips (Fries)

We mentioned earlier in the week that there was a shopping mix up and we ended up with more steak than intended, so we used it up today with this simple meal. The steak was fried in butter with a little salt and pepper and a bit of sauce was made by deglazing the pan with (cheapo) brandy. 

But the star of the show tonight were the chips (or fries, for our American readers). These were healthy though – no deep fat fryers for us. We sliced the potatoes and par-boiled them. Then after draining they were rolled in olive oil, sprinkled with salt and pepper and roasted in the oven. The important thing is turning them every 5 or 10 minutes to make sure they crisp up.

In the end, I didn’t do a brilliant job of cooking the steak – it was a bit in the chewy side – but the fries made up for it.