Pepper Steak with Fries
Beef provides many high-quality proteins that serve the body as a building material, for example for muscle building, connective tissue, skin or blood cells. In addition, red meat offers various B vitamins and easily digestible iron. This trace element is essential for blood formation and thus for oxygen transport.
As a side dish, not only french fries are suitable, but also a large mixed salad and fresh wholemeal baguette. If you don't want to do without French fries, you can easily prepare them yourself in the oven. For this, cut about 800 g waxy potatoes into sticks, mix with 2 tablespoons of oil and a little salt and bake in a preheated oven at 240 °C (fan oven: 220 °C; gas: highest setting) until they have taken on colour and are cooked from the inside.
Additionally, a fresh salad of the season with onion rings goes well with the steak.
For the steaks, preheat the oven to 120°C / 250°F. Rinse the beef, pat dry, and cut into 4 equal pieces. Press slightly flat. Crush the peppercorns in a mortar and rub over the meat. Sear in a hot pan with the oil and bake in a preheated oven for 30-40 minutes until finished.
For the fries, heat the vegetable oil to 165°C / 325°F. It is hot enough when a wooden spoon placed in the oil bubbles.
Peel the potatoes, cut into uniformly thick wedges and pat dry. Cook in portions in the hot oil and cook for about 5 minutes until soft but with no color. Remove from the fat and drain. Increase the temperature of the oven to 190°C / 375°F. Cook for 2 minutes until the potatoes are crisp and golden brown. Remove and drain well. Season with salt.
Remove the steak from the oven, season with salt. Serve with the fries on a warm plate.