Bistro Steak Frites

with shallot pan sauce, bleu cheese, and arugula salad

$9.95 per serving

Prep & Cook Time: 40-50 min.

Cook Within: 6 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Mild

Contains: Milk

A note about serious food allergies

When you're dining in but still feel like you're out at your corner bistro, steak frites (pronounced "freets") is the perfect dish. It's simple to make, but looks elegant enough to seem like you paid beaucoup bucks. Our oven fries deliver on crispiness and save you calories and a pot of hot oil to deal with afterwards. Go ahead and pour yourself a glass of house red and put on some Edith Piaf because if anyone deserves to be wined and dined, it's you.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • 2 Russet Potatoes
  • 2 Parsley Sprigs
  • 1 Roma Tomato
  • 1 Shallot
  • 2 Flat Iron Steaks
  • 4 Tbsp. Bonewerks Classic Veal Demi-Glace
  • Info
    ⅗ oz. Butter
  • 1½ fl. oz. Gluten-Free Fat-Free Raspberry Vinaigrette
  • 2 oz. Baby Arugula
  • Info
    ¾ oz. Blue Cheese
  • Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
    658
  • Carbohydrates
    53g
  • Fat
    32g
  • Protein
    46g
  • Sodium
    673mg

Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 Baking Sheet
  • 1 Medium Pan
  • 1 Mixing Bowl

Before You Cook

  • Step 1 - Cook the Frites
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    Cook the Frites

    Cut potatoes into ¼" sticks. Place on prepared baking sheet and toss with 2 Tbsp. olive oil. Arrange in a single layer and bake 15 minutes. Remove from oven and flip fries to ensure even cooking. Rotate pan 180 degrees, return to oven, and bake 15-20 more minutes, or until browned and tender. Remove from oven, season with ½ tsp. salt, and set aside on baking sheet to cool.

  • Step 2 - Prepare the Remaining Ingredients
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    Prepare the Remaining Ingredients

    While potatoes are baking, stem and mince parsley. Core Roma tomato and cut lengthwise into six wedges. Peel and mince shallot. Rinse steaks, pat dry, and season both sides with ½ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper.

  • Step 3 - Cook the Steaks
    3

    Cook the Steaks

    Heat a medium pan over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil and steaks to hot pan and cook 4-5 minutes per side, or until well-browned and steaks reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees. Remove steaks to a plate, loosely cover with foil, and return pan to medium heat. No need to wipe pan clean because residual fat and caramelized meat in pan help make sauce.

  • Step 4 - Make the Sauce
    4

    Make the Sauce

    Add half the shallot to pan and cook 30-45 seconds, or until aromatic. Add ¼ cup water, increase heat to medium-high, and cook 1 minute to deglaze pan. Add demi-glace and cook 1-2 minutes, or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and swirl in butter to thicken sauce further. Sauce should be just thick enough to coat back of a spoon, but be careful not to over-reduce the rich demi-glace. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  • Step 5 - Make Salad and Slice Steaks
    5

    Make Salad and Slice Steaks

    Place dressing, tomatoes, and arugula in a mixing bowl and gently toss to combine. Season to taste with a ¼ tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper. After steaks have rested at least 5 minutes, slice into ⅓" slices against the grain (see "From the Chef" on the side of this card).

  • Step 6 - Plate the Dish
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    Plate the Dish

    Arrange salad and frites on a plate. Garnish salad with bleu cheese. Garnish frites with remaining shallot (to taste) and parsley. Pour sauce on plate and arrange sliced steak over sauce.