Steak and Chips

Derry Clarke stops by Four Live and cooks this classic for Maura


  • your favourite steak – rib eye, fillet, T-bone or sirloin is good
  • 100 g butter
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • vegetable oil
  • 6 large potatoes – maris piper are perfect for chips.
  • malt vinegar and sea salt.


  1. Heat a heavy large frying pan over a high heat.
  2. When pan is hot, add plenty of vegetable oil, and put steak on.
  3. Turn down heat to medium and cook for 2/3 min, turn steak and then season with sea salt & freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Cook for 2 min and add 100g butter, then baste the juices over the steak, remove from heat.
  5. Leave to rest before serving.
For the chips
  1. Peel 6 large Maris Piper potatoes and cut into chips.
  2. Place in cold water for 30 min. Remove.
  3. Bring a pot of water to boiling point and cook chips in the boiling water for 3/ 4 min.
  4. Remove and leave to cool. Heat a fat fryer with clean vegetable oil to 190 degrees Celsius and cook chips into batches for 3 min until crispy.
  5. Remove onto a clean cloth and sprinkle with malt vinegar and sea salt.


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