Tonight, enjoy a classic Parisian bistro favorite, steak frites, in the comfort of your own home. Since it's the end of a long week, don't be afraid to take some major help from the store and serve up frozen French fries like the recipe recommends. The pan-seared tri-tip is rubbed with black peppercorns, and the quick sauce is a mixture of red wine, water, and butter. Pour a glass of the wine to sip with the meal — it's Friday and you deserve a drink.
To get this meat and potato meal on your table in minutes, read the recipe after the break.
From Gourmet Ingredients 28 to 30 ounces frozen french fries Directions Serves 4.
Steak Frites With Red Wine Sauce
3 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 (1 1/2-to 2-pounds) tri-tip beef roast (also called triangular roast; about 2 inches thick), cut into 4 steaks
2 teaspoons cracked black peppercorns
1/4 cup dry red wine
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
3 tablespoons finely chopped tarragon (optional)
28 to 30 ounces frozen french fries