How to make it

  • Remove the steaks from the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 hour prior to cooking. Sprinkle all sides with salt.
  • Coarsely crush the peppercorns with a mortar and pestle, the bottom of a cast iron skillet, or using a mallet and pie pan. Spread the peppercorns evenly onto a plate. Press the fillets, on both sides, into the pepper until it coats the surface. Set aside.
  • In a cast iron skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and olive oil.
  • As soon as the butter and oil begin to turn golden and smoke, gently place the steaks in the pan.
  • For medium-rare, cook for 4 minutes on each side. Once done, remove the steaks to a plate, tent with foil and set aside. Pour off the excess fat but do not wipe or scrape the pan clean.
  • Off of the heat, add 1/3 cup Cognac to the pan and carefully ignite the alcohol with a long match or firestick. Gently shake pan until the flames die. Return the pan to medium heat and add the cream. Bring the mixture to a boil and whisk until the sauce coats the back of a spoon, approximately 5 to 6 minutes. Add the teaspoon of Cognac and season, to taste, with salt. Add the steaks back to the pan, spoon the sauce over, and serve.
  • Be very careful when igniting......Stand back.
  • I love to serve this with finely sliced onion rings dipped in tempura. and fried to perfection.

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    " It was excellent "
    donman ate it and said...
    Great recipe :)
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  • sas 8 years ago
    Valinkenmore: SORRY. I fixed the recepe.
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    " It was excellent "
    valinkenmore ate it and said...
    What do you do with the cream? Add after you ignite the Cognac - do you reduce it?
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  • 22566 8 years ago
    This melt in your mouth prime recipe,would make one feel of royal descent.

    How could you not feel special when served this.

    A Kings ransom for the creamy Cognac sauce alone.

    Thank-you for this very delicious recipe.

    Kind Regards

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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    different but very tasty Im sure high5 thanks bunches
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