Spicy Beef Fillet with Crispy Potato Strips
Recipe submitted by: Amy Pickett
Recipe courtesy of: http://www.parents.com/recipe/beef/spicy-beef-fillet-with-crispy-potato-strips/
4 baking potatoes, about 1/2 pound each, cooked
Salt and pepper
Onion-and-chive sour cream (optional)
4 boneless beef fillets (6 ounces each), dried on paper towels
- Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Halve cooled potatoes lengthwise and scoop out the flesh, leaving a 1/4-inch shell and reserving the potato flesh for later use (see note). Cut each shell lengthwise into 3 strips, and arrange strips on baking sheet. Brush the strips with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake about 20-30 minutes, or until strips are crisp and golden-brown. Serve with onion-and-chive sour cream, if desired.
- When potatoes are halfway done, prepare the beef fillets. Heat heavy-bottomed 12-inch skillet over high heat until very hot, about 3 minutes. Season both sides of beef fillets with seasoning mix and salt. Lay fillets in pan, leaving 1/4-inch space between them.
- Reduce heat to medium-high, and cook without moving fillets until well- browned, about 4 minutes. Flip steaks and cook 4 minutes more for rare, 5 for medium-rare, and 6 for medium.