Fillet of beef with potato cake and herby butter

  • Preparation Time15 mins
  • Cooking Time25 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyMedium

For the potato cake

500g potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 to 3 tbsp mixture of milk and cream
Knob of butter, plus extra for frying
2 tbsp chopped spring onion
Salt and black pepper

For the beef

4 fillet steaks
Salt and black pepper
Olive oil
125ml home-made beef stock
Dash of whisky
Knob of butter
Salt and black pepper

For the herby butter

50g softened butter
1/2 tsp hopped chives
1/2 tsp chopped parsley
1 small clove of garlic, crushed
Few drops of lemon juice
1) For the potato cakes place the potatoes in a large pot. Cover with water. Season, bring to the boil, then simmer until potatoes are cooked. Drain well, then mash really well with the milk, cream and butter. Whip in the spring onions and season well. Divide the mixture into four and shape into four potato cakes. Dust each one with a little flour and fry in hot butter until golden brown on each side. Keep warm.

2) Season the steaks with salt, black pepper and olive oil. Heat the pan and cook the steaks to your liking. Remove from the pan and keep warm. To the juices in the pan, add some beef stock, dash of whiskey, knob of butter and season to taste.

3) For the herby butter, mix all the ingredients together well and form into four pats of butter.

4) To serve, place the warm potato cake on the plate with the steak on top. Add a pat of herby butter and drizzle the sauce fro the steaks around the plate.

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