Steak-Frites with Fresh Tomato Salsa
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 25 mins
You say potato, I say courgettes. Because anything potatoes can do, courgettes can do also. Like turning into frites. Fantastic with a zingy and bright salsa.
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397 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • 2 courgettes
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 1 pepper
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 rebellion tomato
  • A punnet of cherry vine tomatoes
  • A handful of mint
  • 2 sirloin minute steaks
From your kitchen
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • A couple of bowls
  • Large baking tray
  • Baking paper
  • Kitchen paper
  • Cling film
  • Rolling pin
  • Frying pan
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Heat your oven to 220ºC/Fan 200ºC/Gas 7. Slice the courgettes slim chips. Put in a bowl with 2 tsp oil. Toss to coat. Add the cornflour and toss to coat again.

  • 2.

    Line a large baking sheet with baking paper. Arrange the courgette frites in a single layer on it. Bake for 20-25 mins. Turn once or twice till the frites are golden and they're tender.

  • 3.

    Halve the pepper. Scoop out the seeds and white bits. Dice it. Thinly slice the spring onions. Chop the tomatoes into chunky bite-size pieces.

  • 4.

    Put the veg into a bowl. Mix. Chop the mint leaves and add to the bowl. Season. Stir through 1 tsp oil.

  • 5.

    Pat the steaks dry with kitchen paper. Place between 2 sheets of cling film. Bash with a rolling pin till they're nearly half the thickness. Rub one side of each steak with ½ tsp oil and season with salt and pepper.

  • 6.

    When the courgettes are nearly ready, get a frying pan hot. Add the steaks, oil-side down.

  • 7.

    Fry the steaks for 1-1½ mins on one side. Flip and fry for another 1-1½ mins till done to your liking. 1 min per side will be fairly rare.

  • 8.

    Pop the steaks on warmed plates and serve with the courgette frites and tomato salsa.

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