This one is a personal fave that I stole and combined from my mother-in-law and The Steak Lover’s Cookbook.
Steak Au Poivre Made Easy
2 filets mignons, cut not too thick.
A tablespoon or more of coarsely crushed black peppercorns (although green ones are tasty, too, just not strictly classic).
1 tablespoon unsalted butter.
2 tablespoons vegetable oil.
A pinch or two of salt.
3 tablespoons of cheap Cognac.
1/3 cup cr