Charolais Steak and Pan Fried Potatoes with Bell Pepper


Sometimes it’s hard to find a good quality steak of the correct thickness, even when I go to the butcher.  They either want to cut it too thick, like for a barbecue, or too thin, like you’re going to quickly blow torch it.  And really, those eye-rolling, exasperated “this American doesn’t know what she wants” looks are just invitations to go “postal” a la Americaine 😀  One of the good things about Charolais, even if it’s overcooked a bit, it doesn’t dry out and turn into leather. Still.


These steaks were not thick but large and 2 were enough for 4.


Good thing I made a double batch of these potatoes because Brian and Tonio ate the first batch before lunch.


Brian is not a fan of spinach but he really liked this dish of wilted spinach with lardons, shallots and cherry tomatoes.

Pan Fried Potatoes with Red Bell Pepper

1 large red bell pepper, diced

1 small onion, chopped

3 tbsp olive oil

1 lb potatoes, diced

Cook the onion and bell pepper in 1 tbsp of the oil until the bell pepper is crisp tender. Remove from the pan and set aside.  Wipe out the pan with a paper towel, add the remaining 2 tbsp of oil and fry the potatoes until brown and crispy.  Put the onion and bell pepper back into the skillet and cook for another minute, stirring.








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27 Responses to Charolais Steak and Pan Fried Potatoes with Bell Pepper

  1. trixpin says:

    Great dish, and lovely photos. Your potatoes always look so tempting!!

  2. Mad Dog says:

    You are right about thickness – those look just right. I think I’d eat a whole one 😉

  3. Conor Bofin says:

    I can see the spring in the light in this post. Excellent!

  4. Trish says:

    Is Charolais a popular breed in France? It’s funny that here in midwestville Angus promoted as the type of beef to eat. I have a friend who raises Charolais but strictly for show. His cattle are very valuable – I like to tease him that those are some expensive rib eyes! He just shudders.

    • Trish says:

      I don’t mean to misrepresent him – it isn’t a love for his cattle that makes him shudder- it’s the money he makes from them that makes him shudder at the thought of turning them into steak.

  5. That looks great and I love the wilted spinach too. A question for you Rosemary. When we were in France we saw a lovely cut of meat in the butchers called (I think) bavette. It looked, to me, like a beef version of a cut of pork we have here called Secreto Iberico – from between the loin and the ribs. It was marbled with fat and looked fatastic. Can you tell me anything about it as I might try to buy some when we next cross back through France to the UK? Thank you 🙂

  6. You should see the steaks we have in Spain. Large, but twice as thick too. I’m back there in May and now I can’t wait. Looking good, Rosemary!

  7. Michelle says:

    Great looking steak, Goldilocks. 🙂

  8. KhoaSinclair says:

    Delish! Salad looks especially amazing!

  9. Hell yeah. I think I’d better have steak for dinner!!

  10. TasteBuddy says:

    The potatoes look yummmm!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. The fried potatoes and bell peppers are a great idea

  12. This makes us feel hungry ..

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