Filet Bearnaise with Matchstick Frites

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The March issue of Gourmet had a little recipe for steak bĂ©arnaise, with fried matchstick potatoes. It was kinda tucked in the middle, among all the other interesting French rustic meals hither and yon. How classic can you get? Meat and bĂ©arnaise, with fried potatoes. Steak frites with a twist. Since March, I've probably made this recipe four times. I've made it more than any other idea … [Read more...]

Feta Shallot Strip Steak

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It's been warm lately. Unseasonably so. From Christmas Eve to now, it's been pretty much low-80s in the day (mid-to-high 20s C). That'll end tonight when it'll dip near freezing, and tomorrow night when there's a hard freeze warning for Central Florida. Since we're right next to the ocean, I doubt we'll see freezing, probably a couple degrees above (a couple degrees above in C). But, for … [Read more...]