There used to be one cat and a lot of mice in this house. The cat didn’t like beef and because of that there was no beef served at the table, only when the cat was away. Nowadays neither cat nor many mice are living here – just one beef loving mouse who could make beef steaks just as much as she likes. And it wouldn’t even be too expensive because one mouse can’t eat very much, even though she loves beef tenderloins and sirloins more than anything.
Well, this mouse happens to be a lazy mouse indeed, and she usually does not bother to make anything else but sausages and French fries. Furthermore, she becomes a bit sad when eating wonderful food all alone. Eating good food is a social event and the thoughts of this little mouse can’t fill that big, empty space that lacks guests.
Anyhow, every now and then the desire of a good beef goes beyond the need to socialize and then the mouse eats a great chunk of meat. Beef tenderloin with green pepper sauce and French fries is one of her absolute favorites. And when eating alone, it’s not too laborious to make the French fries yourself.
To make French fries is quite easy: peel and cut into French fry shape. Heat the oil up to boil. You can test the heat by putting a small piece of bread into the oil: when the oil sizzles around the bread and it turns brown in twenty seconds, the oil is suitably hot.
Fry the potato sticks in several batches first for about two minutes, remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Then fry them all again until golden brown and crispy. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels, add some salt and eat.
This serving is only for one person, but you can add ingredients according to the number of eaters.
Tenderloin steak cooking times:
Rare: 1½ mins per side
Medium rare: 2 mins per side.
Medium: About 2¼ mins per side.
Well-done: Cook for about 4-5 mins each side, depending on thickness.
I love rare meat, so this steak has been cooked for about 1 minute per side.
Asparagus cooked in slightly salted water goes really well with this meal. If you can’t find asparagus, then for example Brussels sprouts (also cooked in salty water) are just excellent with pepper sauce – even without French fries.
Tags: beef tenderloin steak French fries potatoes meat asparagus Brussel sprouts