- 1 good sirloin steak (28 days mature best)
- 6 mushrooms (sliced)
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 measure of cognac (I used Courvoisier Cognac) Brandy will do too
- 2 potatoes
- 60grs grated cheese
- 50mls fresh cream + 100mls fresh cream
- 50mls fresh milk "whole"
- salt and pepper to taste
- and a glug of olive oil
On the griddle once extremely hot, place the steak on the one side for about 2 minutes then on the other for another 2 minutes, then turn around again to another diagonal position 2 minutes and again turn to the other side 2 more minutes (all in all 8-10 minutes should suffice for a medium rare steak). While that is doing place a glug of olive oil in the frying pan and the garlic (minced) as soon as start to sizzle add the mushrooms tossing them regularly, once fully covered in oil pour the cognac (brandy) and tip forward the pan (thus flambéing the mushrooms) and the flame will go out by it self, continue to toss the mushrooms until cooked add then the 100mls cream and in a glass mix a tea spoon of plain flour and water, then add a little at he time to the cream until it gets to the consistency you want. And that's the sauce done, which should finish around the same time as the steak.
The potatoes, these you prepare as the steak marinades as they will take about 20 minutes to grattin. Prior to that peal them and slice them, parboil them till virtually cooked, than you place one layer of potato, mill a little pepper over them and a little salt, pour a little milk and cream over them and half of the grated cheese, another layer repeat the same...and to the oven it goes 200c 20 minutes more or less ...you know when they are ready as to the golden colour on top see picture.
A classic recipe made easy!!! Hope you like it.
This recipe was just for me ...so just to feed one.. multiply to feed more. :)