Steak with Mustard Butter & Frites



On one of our trips to Paris we stayed in the area of Saint Germain des Pres. (6th arr.)  where there  were a number are excellent Bistros.  Each one had a few varied items on their menu, but they all had steak and frites. Some were excellent and others had cuts of meat that were not the best quality. However, each and every one had delicious french fries.

One of our favorite bistros was called Le Nemrod on Rue de Cherche-Midi.

We always enjoyed a decent meal there,  the wine was good, the atmosphere was quite interesting, and it was  within walking distance of the hotel.

This week’s recipe brought back lots of nice memories.

I purchased a rib-eye steak, seasoned it well with the spices that were recommended and chilled it for a few hours.

The mustard butter was easy to prepare and so delicious on the steak.

But to me, the best part were the potatoes.  Roasting them in the oven at such a high temperature really made them crispy but still tender on the inside.

17 thoughts on “Steak with Mustard Butter & Frites

  1. Nana, your dish looks so delicious, and I’m so happy that it brought back such great memories. Loved this steak, especially with the mustard butter. I skipped the fries (I didn’t look at the recipe, so didn’t realize that they weren’t actually *fried*). But I’m convinced!!

    So happy to be cooking with you again. Your blog looks terrific!!


  2. Okay, I guess I _must_ make the fries. Not that I need much convincing, but people are generally in agreement that they’re fabulous. Yours both turned out beautifully. Ro, every time I visit your blog I love seeing that header image and I linger on it for just a second–great choice (I know I mentioned it last time, but it’s really great)


  3. The potatoes were something special. I was so excited when I figured out that they weren’t fried. The steak was pretty good too. Your meal looks delicious, and I’m glad that it brought back memories too.


  4. Your blog just keeps looking better and better. The photo at the top of the page is a perfect nod to My Paris Kitchen. I suspect that many of David’s recipes are going to bring back some happy Paris memories for you. I’m impressed that you can pull up the names of restaurants from the past. Nice job with the steak and frites. Like you, this meal reminded me of many pleasant French bistro experiences. What I liked best is that the baked french fries tasted every bit as good (to me, at least) as the fried.


  5. Nana, I love that you have ventured out bravely on your own in the blogging sphere, and doing a great job at it too! The header picture of your blog is very suited to FFs. Your steak and fries are looking delish and I am happy that you are enjoying some pleasant memories of Paris/France. Looking forward to March!


  6. Loved the fries and the steak was incredibly tender and flavorful! When we went to Paris I don’t remember having steak frites, but I did have it at Les Halles in DC which was after we got back. Such a revelation!


  7. I always roast my potatoes, but have never tried cutting them into fries! They were delectable! Loved your story of Paris…sitting in a French Bistro eating Steak and Frites sounds so lovely!
    Yours looks like perfection, Nana!


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