Brandy Peppered Steaks Recipe

Brandy Peppered Steaks Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

60 ml/4 tbsp green peppercorns, crushed
900 g/2 lb fillet steak, cut into four slices

25 g/1 oz/2 tbsp butter or margarine

15 ml/1 tbsp oil
25 g/1 oz/0.25 cup plain (all-purpose) flour

250 ml/8 fl oz/1 cup Beef Stock
30 ml/2 tbsp brandy
30 ml/2 tbsp single (light) cream

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method :

Press the peppercorns into both sides of the steaks. Melt the butter or margarine and oil and fry (saute) the steaks for about 4 minutes until browned on both sides and cooked to your liking. Transfer the steaks to a warm serving plate and keep warm. Stir the flour into the pan and cook for 1 minute, then stir in the stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring, until the sauce thickens. Stir in the brandy and cream, season to taste and cook until heated through. Pour the sauce over the steaks and serve.

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