Father's Day Steak Frites

Father's Day Steak Frites

The Way To Dad's Heart Is Through This Mouth-Watering Recipe

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Serves: 4


800g beef rump steak, fat trimmed
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
500g Dutch cream potatoes, scrubbed
Zest of 1 lemon
2 sprigs rosemary leaves, chopped

Knockout mushroom sauce:
20g butter
1 brown onion, halved and sliced
2 tsp picked thyme leaves
400g Swiss brown mushrooms, some halved, some sliced
1 tsp Dijon or wholegrain mustard
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup red wine
1/2 cup stock (or water)
1/4 cup natural yoghurt
Steamed broccolini and green beans, to serve


Place rump on a plate and brush with 1 tbsp olive oil.
Cut potatoes into chunky chip shapes and mix in a bowl with grated lemon zest, rosemary, 1 tbsp of olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread on a large baking tray and roast for 30 minutes at 200oC fan forced until deeply golden and crispy.
Heat remaining oil in a large frying pan over high heat, add butter, onion and thyme leaves and cook, stirring often for 5-8 minutes until onion has softened and is starting to turn golden. Add mushrooms and allow to brown, do not stir too much. Season. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring only occasionally. Once mushrooms have good colour, add mustard, Worcestershire and wine, allow to bubble up and reduce. Add stock and stir, scraping the bottom. Remove from heat. Allow to cool slightly then stir in yoghurt.
Heat a lightly oiled BBQ or chargrill pan over high heat and cook steak for 3 minutes each side, until medium rare, or to your liking. Serve steak, thickly sliced, with chips, sauce, broccolini and beans.

If your steak is less than 2cm thick 2-3 minutes per side should be fine, but if 2-3cm thick it might need 3-4 minutes per side medium rare.

Give Dad what he really wants this year and gift him the perfect steak

This Father's Day, ditch the socks and give your old man something he really wants – a juicy beef steak. Research has revealed that nine in ten (88%) Aussies think a perfectly cooked steak is a ripper gift idea for their dad, so make sure you plan a visit to your local butcher and fire up the grill for a happy dad.

To help you master steak in a style that will have your Dad full with pride, Australian Beef is sharing five of the best recipes to whip up this Father's Day. Proving you don't need to spend hours in the kitchen to impress the special man, recipes such as steak frites with a knockout mushroom sauce and a rib eye with a spicy quinoa and bean salad, are quick and easy to prepare.

Better yet, to help guide you in your choices, Australian Beef butcher Doug Piper has shared his top tips for choosing the perfect cut of beef and cooking it to perfection.

Scotch fillet is a winner - Research revealed that the most popular cut with Dad's across the country is a scotch fillet (aka rib fillet – 47%), followed by a T-bone (18%), sirloin, or rump steak, so looking for these cuts is a great start
Ask your butcher – Your butcher will be able to help give advice depending on the dish you wish to create and how you plan to cook your steak, so don't be afraid to ask.
Refer to an app – There are great information sources online, so do some research with apps like MeatCuts app, designed to help when making your decisions.
Preparation is key - Make sure to bring your steak to room temperature and season before cooking. Also ensure you pre-heat your pan/BBQ so it is nice and hot to seal in the juices
Relax on the flipping - Only flip the steak once and allow ample rest time to ensure a juicy and tender steak. The rule of thumb is to rest for half the amount of time it's been cooking.
Get support to cook perfectly – Take the guesswork out of how long to cook your steak and instead download the SteakMate app, input the details of cut and desired doneness, and let it do the timing for you. A super simple way for a perfect cook every time!

Father's Day: sorted!

For additional recipe inspiration, visit www.australianbeef.com.au.