September 9 is National Steak Au Poivre Day!
Steak Au Poivre is a French dish characterized by a steak, usually filet mignon, coated with cracked peppercorns and then cooked. Usually, the steak is seared with butter and oil and served with a sauce which includes cognac, cream, butter, shallots, and sometimes Dijon mustard. Forms of mashed potatoes or pommes frites are often served as a side. You can find Steak Au Poivre at traditional French restaurants.
Celebrate this food holiday by indulging in some Steak Au Poivre. If there are no French eateries nearby, try and make this dish on your own! Here are some recipes from popular chefs Alton Brown and Anthony Bourdain.