Steak Frites are a classic bistro recipe that you can easily make yourself
Fire up your grill or grill pan and you are halfway through this recipe. Simply season and grill. So are you ready to learn how to make steak frites? Join me in the bistro kitchen!
This is the easiest steak or entrecote you will ever make in your life. Just because there is no fancy seasoning or marinating required.
The best recipes are usually the simplest and this is one of them. That is why I like it so much. It is simple and quick.
Steak frites means, steak and fries in French and that is all there is to it. There is even a debate that this recipe originates in Belgium and is their national recipe.
Either way, it is a great invention in all its simplicity.
You can make this recipe using:
- Flank steak
- Rump steak
I used an entrecote for today’s bistro menu.
Steak Frites ingredients
To make this easy dinner recipe you need a handful of ingredients. Put the following ingredients on your shopping grocery list:
- Steak like entrecote
- Sea salt
- Olive oil
How to make steak fries
It is important that when you make the steak that you do not grill or cook it when the meat is too cold. So let the meat get to room temperature.
You want relaxed meat and grilling or cooking stresses meat. If you have a barbecue or electric you can heat it up.
You can, of course, use a grill pan on the stove. Heat the skillet or grill pan to smoking hot. Then brush the steak with olive oil on both sides.
Never just splash oil in the pan as it will be all over when you put the meat in the pan. You can brush the pan with a bit of oil (less than a tablespoon).
The easiest way is to just brush the meat on both sides. Season the meat with some salt and pepper to taste.
Then put it on the grill for 2-3 minutes and let the meat release. Turn the meat and grill the other side as well for 2-3 minutes.
Take the steak off the grill and wrap it in foil to let it rest and get the juices to flow for about 5-7 minutes. Cut the steak in small strips.
Serve your steak
As you are making steak frites is obvious to serve it with fries. You can deep fry them in oil or make crispy oven fries.
I like my steak plain but you can also serve your steak with:
- Hollandaise sauce – also known as Dutch sauce that is a combination of egg yolks, melted butter, dry white wine or lemon juice, salt, and white pepper
- Béarnaise sauce – a variation to Hollandaise sauce made with clarified butter, egg yolks, white wine vinegar, French parsley, tarragon, and salt
Other grill recipes
If you love to cook with the barbecue or grill take a look at these recipes as well I’m certain you will love them as well:
- Grilled hamburger – the best beef burger recipe
- Bacon burger – dress up your beef burger and turn it into a bacon burger
Have fun making this great barbecued steak!
- 2 entrecote
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Pinch sea salt
- Pinch pepper
- Heat the barbecue or a grill pan smoking hot
- Brush the steak with olive oil on both sides
- Put the meat on the grill for 2-3 minutes and let the meat release from the grill grate
- Turn and grill the other side as well for 2-3 minutes
- Let the meat rest in foil for 5 minutes
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g