Beef Tenderloin W/ Shiitake Mushrooms and Potato Cakes

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Title: Beef Tenderloin W/ Shiitake Mushrooms and Potato Cakes
Yield: 2 Servings
Categories: Beef, Famous chef, Potatoes


2 6-ounce beef tenderloin
Salt and pepper
1 tb Olive oil
1 tb Butter
2 Cloves garlic
1/4 lb Shiitake mushrooms;
-quartered *
1/4 c Cabernet Sauvignon
1/2 c Beef stock

--------------------------------POTATO CAKES--------------------------------
2 lb Russet potatoes
2 Eggs; well beaten
1/3 c Flour
2 c Gruyere cheese; grated
1 ts Salt
1/4 ts Ground nutmeg
1/2 c Flour
1/2 c Vegetable oil

* remove stems

STEAKS Season steaks with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil and butter in a
large skillet over medium high heat. Cook steaks 4 minutes per side for
medium rare. Remove steaks and keep warm. Add garlic and mushrooms to pan.
Remove mushroom and set aside. Add wine and stock to pan. Cook until liquid
is reduced to 1/2 cup. Add mushrooms and serve with steaks.

POTATO CAKES Peel the potatoes and cut them into cubes. Cover potatoes with
water and cook until soft. Drain. Press the potatoes through a ricer or
food mill or mash with a potato masher.. Let cool. Add the eggs, flour,
cheese, salt and nutmeg. Blend to form a soft dough. Shape the dough into a
log about 2-3 inches in diameter. Cut the slices 3/4" thick and dip them in
flour. To serve, brown them on both sides in the hot oil in a saute pan.
Arrange Potato Cakes and Beef with Shiitake Mushrooms on a plate. Spoon
sauce over beef and potatoes. Source: Executive Chef Annie Roberts of
Robert Mondavi Vineyards

Serving Ideas : Serve with Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon.

Recipe by: Chef Annie Roberts Recipe by Cathy Luchetti's Hot Flash Cookbook
Posted to TNT Recipes Digest by (Molly Walsh) on Apr
17, 1998