Gluten-free | Sugar-free | Dairy-free | Grain-free
Makes 1 serve
Why it’s delicious
This is a classic French brasserie dish, given a healthy twist.
On a heavily delayed flight to Paris, I felt inspired to share with you my healthy steak frites recipe, as it is quintessential French fare.
Originally brought to America by Thomas Jefferson, the “French fry” was instantly popular. President Jefferson had his potato fries, which he called French fries, served alongside a steak, securing the well-known French bistro classic in popular culture throughout the world.
In my version, I replace the potato with healthier sweet potato fries, made by hand, and I also salt my steak overnight, which results in an absolutely delicious cut of meat.
Helpful hints + tips
Ideally, you dry brine the steak (method below) 24-48 hours before you cook it to give it time to season.
This recipe requires Bridget's Sticky Sauce, a healthy cooking sauce I use in many of my recipes. It's simple, healthy and packs a lot of flavour without adding unnecessary calories. If you need the recipe, you can get it here.
- 125 g (4 oz) piece of frying steak like porterhouse, scotch or sirloin
- Mineral or Himalayan salt
- 1 small onion, thinly sliced
- Extra virgin olive oil spray
- 200 g (7 oz) sweet potato, cut into chips (French fries)
- 2 tbsp Bridget's Sticky Sauce
- 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley
- 2- 4 tbsp of my pickles of your choosing —> Pickled Cucumbers | Pickled Onions
- Large handful of mixed salad leaves
- 2 tsp sugar-free balsamic vinaigrette
- Pat the steak with a paper towel and season lightly on both sides with salt. Wrap loosely in baking or lunch paper and leave to dry brine in the fridge for 24-48 hours.
- When ready to eat, heat a heavy-bottomed frying pan on medium to high and add the onions with a good spray of olive oil. Stir fry and cook the onions for a couple of minutes, and then add the chips, more olive oil spray, and the sticky sauce. Fry for 5-7 minutes or until golden. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
- Place the pan back on the heat and turn to high. When a haze can be seen coming from the pan, add the steak into the pan, cooking it for 3-5 minutes until it is done to your liking.
- Add the chips back into the pan briefly to heat through, and then serve the steak and chips along with a sprinkle of parsley.
- Add a side salad of pickles mixed with salad leaves and a drizzle of the balsamic dressing.