Fillet of Beef with Potato Cake & Herby Butter


Prep Time:  10 minutes

Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

Serves: 4


  • 4 fillet steaks 
  • 125 ml home-made beef stock
  • ½ kg potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp. mixture of milk and cream (½ & ½ ) 
  • Dash of whiskey
  • Salt and black pepper
  • Olive oil
  • Herby Butter 50g (2 oz) softened butter
  • mixed with chopped scallions
  • chives 
  • parsley 
  • crushed garlic 
  • lemon juice


Place the potatoes in a large pot. Cover with water. Season, bring to the boil, then simmer until potatoes are cooked.


Drain well, then mash really well with the milk, cream and butter. Whip in the scallions, season well.


Divide the mixture into four and shape into four potato cakes. Dust each one with a little flour and fry in hot butter until golden brown on each side – keep warm.


Season the steaks with salt, black pepper and olive oil. Heat the pan and cook the steaks to your liking. Remove from the pan and keep warm.


To the juices in the pan, add some beef stock, dash of whiskey, knob of butter and season to taste  (continue in the next slide)

Fillet of Beef with Potato Cake & Herby Butter Recipe