Bistro Steak Frites Recipe

Bistro Steak Frites

Serves 6

No need to fly all the way to Paris to enjoy this classic combination of steak with butter-and-herb sauce and crispy fries. Start your meal with our Bistro Salad; and for a super easy dessert in keeping with the theme, grab profiteroles from the Metropolitan Market freezer section and serve with a good chocolate sauce.


  • 2 3/4 lb top sirloin steaks
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sauce:
  • 8 Tbsp butter
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 - 2 tsp fish sauce (or tsp anchovy paste + 1 tsp worcestershire)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup chicken stock (optional)
  • Oven French Fries (Frites)


  1. Prepare Oven French Fries (Frites). Make sure you start early enough to have all of the meal ready around the same time.
  2. Preheat grill or a heavy or cast-iron skillet. Season steaks on both sides with salt and pepper; set aside.
  3. In a sauce pan, melt butter. Add shallots and cook over low heat until translucent, approximately 5 minutes. Add herbs and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in mustard, vinegar, and fish sauce; cook for 2 more minutes. Using an immersion blender or a regular blender, mix the sauce until smooth, adding water (or stock) as needed until thin enough to pour but not soupy. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill steaks for 3-4 minutes per side for medium (145°F). Transfer to a cutting board and rest for 5 minutes.
  5. Thinly slice across the grain and serve with fries and butter-herb sauce.


Amount Per Serving (based on 6 servings)
Calories: 590
Fat: 32 g
Saturated Fat: 13 g
Cholesterol: 150 mg
Sodium: 380 mg
Carbohydrates: 30 g
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 2 g
Protein: 50 g
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