Just okay. Not worth the cognac though.
Made this for dinner tonight. It was outstanding. Made exactly as written except used shoestring fries instead of waffle (couldn't find any at grocery store). The sauce was ridiculously good!! Used brandy instead of cognac and it was perfect.
The recipe is wrong. If you add 3/4 cup of cognac, it never cooks down. Should be 1/4 cup. Don't know how the people below managed to thicken it!
Incredibly delicious and well-rounded meal. The meat was lovely with this simple seasoning. I had to substitute a couple of things that might have made this even better. White Balsamic Vinegar in place of red wine vinegar. Waffle-Cut Sweet Potato Fries in place of real potato waffle fries. I'll keep these changes since they worked perfectly.
This meal was just delicious! I used Jack Daniels instead of cognac because that's what I had on hand. I should have tripled the sauce--we were dipping our fries in it. It was absolutely fantastic. I cooked my strip steak for a bit longer than the recipe stated and it was still a little rare for our liking. I think my steak was just thick. Fiance LOVED this, but he is a steak man.
This was great and very simple. I used the Grillin Pepper blend on the steaks to give them a bit more pepper plus garlic. Everyone loved the combination and the sauce.
We made this last night using thin cut strip steaks. They were well seasoned, juicy, and tender (followed cooking directions). I switched out the fries for some roasted potatoes (oil, salt & pepper, cook for 30 min. @ 450). I also switched out the salad for some steamed peas to please the kids. The brandy sauce was mild but really tasty.