Minute Steak & Sweet Potato Wedges

Sweet potatoes cook quickly & make yummy wedges. Bashing the steak makes it more tender.

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1 medium sweet potato
2 tbsp olive or sunflower oil, plus extra for frying
1 x 200g sirloin steak
1 shallot, chopped
Red wine vinegar
Beef stock
A dash of Worcestershire sauce
Mascarpone or double cream (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 220ºC/Gas 6.
  2. Cut the potato into 8-10 wedges. Toss with oil and season.
  3. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Put the wedges on the sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Turn over and bake for a further 8-10 minutes until soft and golden brown.
  4. Trim the fat from the steak, cover it with cling film and beat with a mallet or rolling pin until ½ cm thick then cut in half.
  5. Heat a little oil in a heavy frying pan until sizzling hot, season the steaks and fry for 1½ minutes each side for medium (still pink inside), 3 minutes each side for well done.
  6. Transfer to a plate to rest for a few minutes. Slice into strips and serve with the wedges.
  7. For the gravy; Add 25g chopped shallot to the frying pan and cook for 3-4 minutes until soft. Add 1 tbsp red wine vinegar and boil until evaporated. Add 200ml beef stock, boil for 3-4 minutes until reduced to about 60ml/4 tbsp, add a dash of Worcestershire sauce

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