Juicy tender steaks that are cooked to perfection in under 5 minutes that get paired with crispy and crunchy on the outside, but soft on the inside french fries, plus a glass of vino to top it off. It does not get any better than that, oh this meal is such a treat!
If you didn’t already know, “steak frites” comes from the French. This is their version of steak and potatoes and that literally is what “steak frites” means: steak and potatoes. Frankly, if I am being honest, I like their version of steak and potatoes better than ours, mostly because I am french fry obsessed. So, if you are anything like me and you are also french fry obsessed you will not only love this meal as a whole, but you would specifically love these herb and garlic air fryer french fries.
I absolutely love this meal because this is a meal where I feel casual and classy at the same time. I almost feel like I could be in a little Paris cafe with the steak, the french fries, the bottle of wine and to top it off I like to throw on some dinner music. It is pure bliss for that moment in time. Especially when gathered around the dinner table sharing this meal with the ones I love, it really just gives you all the feels and good vibes!
Now, let’s talk steak. When it comes to the steak, I am typically a filet mignon girl all the way. I just love the tenderness and flavor of the steak. But, that type of protein is not always budget friendly. So, if you are looking for something comparable in texture and taste, but more budget friendly, NY strip steak is the way to go! It is just as good and doesn’t break the bank.
With this recipe I am also showing you another way to easily cook steaks in under 5 minutes! Can you believe that... in just under 5 minutes you can have the most perfect juicest meal. My filet mignon recipe is fantastic, but it is a different type of steak that also gets cooked differently. Spoiler alert: those get grilled.
So, with this 5 minute method, they simply get seared on both sides in a pan on the stove. I like to keep the steaks simple by seasoning them with just salt and pepper and then searing them in olive oil on both sides for 4 minutes per side. This will cook them to a medium rare. If you like your steaks a little more cooked, then I suggest keeping them on a bit longer (1-2 minutes). I keep the steaks simple because I like to really taste the flavor of them. I paired this dish with a black peppercorn sauce and let me tell ya, it tastes great with not only the steaks, but the fries too! So, you can put the ketchup and barbecue sauce down.
With all of that being said, doesn’t this look like a meal you and your loved ones deserve right now, I think so!
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I hope you don’t have set dinner plans yet, because this needs to be your next meal whether it be for the holidays, a week night meal or weekend meal. This is where casual meets classy and I am here. for. it!
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