Fillet fried in butter

The flavour of the browned butter makes this one of the most classic and delicious à la minute preparations for beef

Fillet fried in butter

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As needed:


fillet tournedos



salt and pepper




Preparation method

  • Allow the fillet to come up to room temperature.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Add the butter to a hot pan and wait until it stops sizzling.
  • Place the fillet in the pan and fry on one side until nice and brown. Baste regularly with the frothy butter.
  • Keep adjusting the heat to prevent the butter from burning.
  • Turn over the fillet and repeat the process until it is cooked to perfection.
  • Leave the fillet to rest for a few minutes, either in aluminium foil or in a warm place near the stove or in a cook & hold oven.
  • Season with salt and pepper if required.

Serving suggestions

  • As a classic main course served with home-made chips, Béarnaise sauce, and a salad.
  • As a main course with components of celeriac, carrot, mushrooms, onion, tomato, etc.

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