Steak? Good. Heavy cream? Great. The chance to set a pan of cognac on fire? Fantastic. Here’s how to make a delicious steak au poivre, a surprisingly easy (but extremely fancy-looking) French dish.
What You Need:
- 2 steaks, 1 to 1½ inches thick
- 2 tablespoons cracked peppercorns
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1/3 cup cognac
- 1 cup heavy cream
Step 1: Coat boat sides of each steak with peppercorns and set aside.
Step 2: Add the olive oil and butter to a large frying pan over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, place the steaks in the pan.