Steak au Poivre

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French Classics Made Easy

French Classics Made Easy

By Richard Grausman

Published 2011

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A STEAK AU POIVRE is a thick slice of beef coated with cracked or crushed pepper, pan-fried, and flamed with Cognac. It is classically served rare to medium-rare, with a cream sauce, fried potatoes, and watercress. Although there are many variations on this classic preparation, most of which include the use of a brown sauce and various other ingredients, none equal the flavor created by the combination of just steak, pepper, Cognac, and cream.

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