Steak With Cognac Sauce and Salad

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 678 calories
    • Fat 39 g
    • Sat Fat 16 g
    • Cholesterol 126 mg
    • Sodium 693 mg
    • Protein 41 g
    • Carbohydrate 31 g
    • Sugar 4 g
    • Fiber 4 g
    • Iron 5 mg
    • Calcium 185 mg

Ingredients

  1. Check 4 servings frozen waffle fries
  2. Check 3tablespoons olive oil
  3. Check 1 1/2pounds strip or skirt steak
  4. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  5. Check 3/4cup cognac or brandy
  6. Check 1/2cup heavy cream
  7. Check 1 small head romaine lettuce, torn into pieces (about 6 cups)
  8. Check 1/4 small red onion, thinly sliced
  9. Check 1/2cup crumbled blue cheese (2 ounces)
  10. Check 1tablespoon red wine vinegar

Directions

  1. Cook the fries according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Season the steak with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper and cook to the desired doneness, 2 to 3 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let rest 5 minutes before slicing.
  4. Remove the skillet from heat and carefully add the cognac. Return to the heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the cream and cook until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes more.
  5. Meanwhile, toss the romaine, onion, blue cheese, vinegar, the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil, and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl. Serve with the steak, sauce, and fries.