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JC’s Fillet Steak & Pumpkin Fritters

Ingredients

Serves: 4 people

Preparation time: 135 min

  • 1.2 kg fillet steak

Marinade

  • 1.5 l coca cola
  • 50 ml honey
  • 50 g mixed herbs & spices
  • 50 ml lemon juice
  • salt
  • 50 g ground black pepper
  • 3 tsp gravy powder

Pumpkin fritters

  • 500 ml cooking oil
  • 2 butternuts
  • 150 g flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 15 g cinnamon
  • 50 g brown sugar

Caramel sauce for fritters

  • 250 g white sugar
  • 3 tsp flour
  • 150 g butter
  • 15 ml vanilla essence

Sides

  • 400 g green beans, steamed

Preparation method

Steak

  • Mix all marinade ingredients together, except the gravy powder.
  • Place steak in marinade and leave for 4-6 hrs.
  • Cut fillet into medallions.
  • Fry each side for 2 min in skillet pan.
  • Place in casserole and bake covered for 1 hr.
  • Cook marinade on stove top for 10 min. Add red wine to taste.
  • Add gravy powder to sauce to thicken.
  • Sieve sauce to get rid of any unwanted lumps. Set aside.

Pumpkin fritters

  • Cook butternut in boiling water until soft. Remove from water and allow to cool.
  • Mash butternut. Add sugar, eggs and flour to make a thick consistency.
  • Using 2 teaspoons, form small balls with the batter.
  • Heat cooking oil in deep saucepan and fry fritters until golden brown.
  • Remove and place on kitchen paper towel to drain.

Caramel sauce for fritters

  • Melt butter, sugar and milk in saucepan.
  • Add vanilla essence, flour and mix until consistency resembles condensed milk.
  • Add fritters to sauce.

Sides

  • Steam green beans, season with salt and pepper.