For the last few days I’ve been helping out my dad with a big job in his firm and it’s the longest time in a while that I stayed out of a kitchen. I also didn’t have time to stop by my blog and share this recipe that I’ve been keeping as a draft for some time. This is one of those recipes you get an idea to make an hour before dinner, with the ingredients you have in the fridge. Sliced or not, steak is always a delicious option when in combination with rich mushroom sauce. I’ve posted similar recipes before, but always with a different combination of spices. It’s when you make a dish for more than 10 times that you start using different spices, experiment in a way.
I’ve always liked to experiment in the kitchen. As a kid the first thing I prepared, that’s actually worth mentioning was a chocolate cake. After that I started picking up on new recipes and ideas. Now it’s like when I see an ingredient and I just know what to make of it, you know that feeling? Well I hope you’ll like this flavorful dish and give it a try, I certainly recommend it! Share what you think, any feedback is appreciated!
A few interesting facts about French fries:
- French fries come from Belgium where by some historians locals used to fry potatoes when they couldn’t fry fish during winter when the river was frozen
- French fries were introduced in the US during Thomas Jefferson’s term
- There are kukoamines in French fries which can lower the blood pressure
- British chips are thicker than American fries
- 7% of potatoes grown in US go to McDonald’s for their fries
A few interesting facts about mushrooms:
- 100 g of mushrooms contain more dietary fibre than 100 g of celery or a slice of bread
- Ancient Egyptians believed mushrooms grow by magic since they could appear overnight
- Mushrooms are natural sources of vitamin D, essential for healthy bones and teeth
- Mushrooms contain more potassium than most of the other fruit and vegetables
- Mushroom contain virtually no salt
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Preparation: 30 min
Cook time: 45 min
- 400 g beef, sliced
- 1/2 nutmeg
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp smoked red paprika
- 200 g mushrooms, sliced
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/2 tsp celery
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 200 ml heavy cream
- 50 ml white wine
- 600 g potatoes, sliced for french fries
- Vegetable oil for french fries
- Extra virgin olive oil for sauce
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Season the sliced beef with salt, ground pepper, nutmeg, onion powder and smoked red paprika. Set aside to season.
- After slicing potatoes place them in ice-cold water for about an hour. Heat vegetable oil in the fryer. Dry off sliced potatoes and fry them until golden and crispy.
- Heat a splash of olive oil in a large sauce pan. Add finely chopped onion and pressed garlic, reduce the heat and let it simmer. Stir in sliced mushrooms and cook for about 10 min. Pour in white wine and cook until the alcohol evaporates, then stir in heavy cream, some salt, ground pepper, thyme, fresh parsley, celery and garlic powder. Cook the sauce until it reduces and all the ingredients are combined.
- Heat a splash of vegetable oil in a medium non-stick pan. Grill sliced beef for about 10 min until cooked all the way through. Serve beef topped with mushroom sauce and with a side of french fries.