Steak au Poivre
4 strip steaks
cracked black pepper to taste
1/4 cup Butter
1/4 cup green onion, chopped
1/3 cup beef stock or 1 tsp. instant beef bouillon granules
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup brandy
Sprinkle each side of the steak with black pepper, pressing the pepper into the
meat with heel of hand.
Melt 2 Tbs. butter in a skillet. Add strip steaks and cook over medium high heat
3-4 minutes per side for "medium" or until desired degree of doneness. Remove to
Melt remaining butter and sauté green onions until tender, about 1 minute. Add
beef stock, boil rapidly over high heat 1 minute, scraping up browned bits from
pan. Stir in brandy, cook 1 minute more. Pour sauce over steaks.