Steak, chips & quick pepper sauce

Home alone? This no-fuss version of a classic creates a special solo supper

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:40 mins
  • Serves 1
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 801
  • fat 54g
  • saturates 23g
  • carbs 37g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 44g
  • salt 0.58g


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large potato, cut into chunky chips, skin left on
  • 1 fillet steak
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 125ml beef stock
  • 2 heaped tbsp extra thick double cream


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Put 1 tbsp oil in a small roasting tin and heat up in the oven. Boil the potatoes in salted water for 3 mins before draining and letting steam-dry for a few mins. Season, carefully toss in the hot oil and cook for 30-35 mins until crisp and golden.

  2. When the chips are nearly done, heat the rest of the oil in a frying pan. Season the steak with lots of freshly ground pepper and a little salt, then fry for 2-3 mins on each side, depending on how rare you like it. Rest for 5 mins while you make the sauce.

  3. Pour excess oil from the pan and add the vinegar. Bubble, then add the stock and boil until reduced by half. Stir through the cream, bubbling to thicken a little, then add as much extra pepper as you like. Serve with steak, chips and peas.

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