About this recipe:Steak and Chips is a great British favourite. Here's a recipe that will ensure you get a really good, flavourful meal perfected through university. It's cheap to make, and you can get everything at Tesco's so it's not hard to get the ingredients either. You can either serve with gravy or peppercorn sauce, but I find gravy works a lot better. Serves two people.
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Method Prep:1min › Cook:20min › Ready in:21min
Place the oven chips into a baking tray and shove into a fan assisted oven at 230c for 20 minutes. Don't bother with pre-heating, chances are they'll be in the oven for slightly longer than expected anyway.
Put a grill pan on a hob at the highest setting, and add a dash of olive oil (not too much, just enough to lubricate the pan). Add the steaks and dash them over with some lemon juice (again, just a dash, not too much). Sprinkle them with salt and pepper, and sprinkle a pinch of mixed herbs per steak. Wait for the pan to get up to heat.
In roughly about five minutes time the sides of the steaks should start browning on the bottom, the juices in the pan should start bubbling, etc. With a pair of tongs, tilt one of the steaks up. If its brown with grill marks, great. Flip them over. Once flipped, repeat the second paragraph (minus the olive oil) and continue cooking.
After flipping, start prepping for the gravy. It's going to be cheater's gravy. Add two heaped tablespoons of granules to a mug and put a kettle on to boil some water. After that, wait for the steaks to be cooked.
Depending on how you like your steaks (I like them medium) the steaks should be done roughly around the same time as the chips. When the chips are done, just turn the heat off, don't take them out yet. Take the steaks off the heat and transfer to plates.
With that now-empty grill pan, pour some boiled water into it (not too much) and slowly stir the pan with a wooden spoon, scraping up the bits of steak and the juices. Pour the mixture into the mug of gravy granules and stir until everything's dissolved.
Add the chips to your plates, and pour the gravy all over your food generously. Your meal is done. Enjoy!