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Steak Frites

Steak Frites with Creamy Shallot Sauce and Sautéed Spinach

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Few dishes are more classically French than steak frites. In this elevated meat-and-potatoes recipe, we're featuring baked fries and garlicky sautéed spinach. The pièce de résistance is our easiest, creamiest steak sauce ever: shallot, white wine, sour cream, mustard, and a little horseradish to balance out the decadent richness.


  • < 600 Calories
  • Low Carb Diet

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By Chef Suzanne

By Chef Suzanne

Nutritional info

  • Calories 590
  • Protein 38g
  • Total Carb 45g
  • Total Fat 26g

Given the cook-at-home nature of Plated and natural variation in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details.

Ingredients & Equipment

What we send

  • baby spinach
    6 ounces
    baby spinach
  • russet potatoes
    russet potatoes
  • shallot
  • garlic
    2 cloves
  • steaks
  • white wine
    1/4 cup
    white wine
  • whole-grain mustard
    1 tablespoon
    whole-grain mustard
  • horseradish
    1 teaspoon
  • sour cream
    2 ounces
    sour cream
  • Maldon sea salt
    1 teaspoon
    Maldon sea salt

What You’ll Need

  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • baking sheet
  • 10" medium pan
  • 12" large pan with lid

Cooking Steps

  1. Prepare ingredients

    Prepare ingredients

    Preheat oven to 450ºF. Rinse all produce. Pat spinach dry with paper towel. Halve potatoes lengthwise; cut lengthwise into ¼-inch slices, then cut lengthwise again into ¼-inch fries. Peel shallot and thinly slice into rings. Thinly slice garlic.

  2. Bake frites

    Bake frites

    On a baking sheet, toss potatoes with 1 tablespoon olive oil, ½ teaspoon kosher salt, and pepper as desired. Arrange in a single layer, spacing apart as much as possible (keeping the potatoes separate and well-spaced helps them bake, rather than steam). Bake until crisp and tender, 20-25 minutes.

  3. Sear steaks

    Sear steaks

    About halfway through frites baking, pat steaks dry with paper towel and season all over with ½ teaspoon kosher salt and pepper as desired. Heat ½ tablespoon olive oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add steaks and sear until browned and medium rare, 4-6 minutes per side. Transfer steaks to a plate and set aside to rest, leaving behind any juices in pan, off heat, for Step 5.

  4. Sauté spinach

    Sauté spinach

    While steaks rest, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. When oil is shimmering, add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1-2 minutes. Add spinach and sauté, stirring, until just wilted, 2-3 minutes more. Remove pan from heat. Season with ¼ teaspoon kosher salt and pepper as desired, then cover to keep warm until ready to serve.

  5. Make creamy shallot sauce

    Make creamy shallot sauce

    Place pan from steaks over medium heat. Add shallot and cook, stirring, until soft, about 3 minutes. Add white wine and cook, scraping up browned bits from bottom of pan, until liquid is reduced by half, about 1 minute. Stir in mustard, horseradish (feel free to use less for milder flavor), and sour cream; cook until warmed through, about 1 minute more. Season with ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt and pepper; remove pan from heat.

  6. Plate steak frites

    Plate steak frites

    Cut rested steaks against the grain into ¼-inch slices, then transfer to serving plates and spoon over creamy shallot sauce. Serve with baked frites sprinkled with as much Maldon salt as desired (a little goes a long way) and sautéed spinach. Bon appétit!

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