The Final is Here
The final of the World Cup 2018 is here, where France took on Croatia, to win their 2nd World cup! In the World Cup of BBQ, the votes went to France, so we are cooking Steaks Frites with Bearnaise Sauce.
Steak-frites, meaning “steak [and] fries” in French, is a very common and popular dish served in brasseries throughout Europe consisting of steak paired with French fries. It is considered by some to be the national dish of Belgium and France, which both claim to be the place of its invention
I used a fillet steak although more often a rump or rib-eye is used in this dish.
The only ingredient that got cooked on the BBQ was the steak, which was removed from the fridge about 1 hour before I wanted to cook the steak. I drizzled a little olive oil on the steak and rubbed in some smoked sea salt.
I was debating whether to cook this ‘dirty’ or not but opted to cook it on the GBS sear plate.
Steak Frites with Béarnaise Sauce
- Prep Time20 min
- Cook Time25 min
- Total Time45 min
For the Steak Frites
- 2 x 150g Fillet Steaks
- Smoked Sea Salt
- 1 Tomato
- Bearnaise Sauce
Take your steak out the fridge 1 hour before you want to cook with it. Drizzle a little olive oil over the steak, sprinkle with some smoked sea salt and rub it in. Flip the steak over and repeat on the other side.
Set your BBQ up for direct cooking. I used the charcoal baskets and placed them directly under the Weber GBS Sear Grate. Give it around 10 minutes to absorb the heat and then place your steaks on the grate. I was looking to cook these steaks medium to medium-rare so I was looking for an internal temperature of 55 to 60°C. These steaks were about 3/4″ thick and took 2 minutes on the first side and 1 1/2 minutes once flipped. When you take the steaks off leave them to rest for a few minutes.
I did the Frites in the oven so you just need to cook these for around 15-20 minutes. When everything plate up, add the bearnaise to the plate. I served on the side but you could spoon it over the steak. I also added half a grilled tomato to each plate.