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Ruth's Chris Steak House Petite Filet Recipe
Ruth's Chris Steak House Petite Filet
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Entree
Calories: 340
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Recipe Rating: 5.0 (2 reviews)
Menu Description: "A smaller, but equally tender filet...the tenderest corn-fed Mid-western beef. So tender it practically melts in your mouth."

This is the signature item for the Ruth's Chris chain. It's a delicious filet mignon that comes to your table sizzling hot and does seem to melt in your mouth as the menu claims. If you want to prepare filets the Ruth's Chris way you first need some corn-fed filets, which can be found in specialty meat markets or through mail-order outlets such as Omaha Steaks. If you can't find corn-fed beef, you can still use this cooking method with filet purchased at your supermarket, but the meat will likely not be as tasty and tender.

I've designed this recipe to duplicate the petite filet on the Ruth's Chris menu, since the larger filet is around 14 ounces. That size can be difficult to obtain unless you cut your own. Ruth's Chris uses a special broiler which reaches temperatures as high as 1800 degrees F. It's likely you don't have such an oven, so you will have to use a conventional oven set on high broil, with the rack inches away from the heat source, and if you have gas, be very careful to watch for flame-ups from spattering. If you begin to get flames, move the rack to a lower level so that you don't start a fire. Also, you need to have ceramic oven-safe plates to serve this meat properly sizzling. This recipe assumes that your broiler is located at the top of the oven. If not, you won't be able to use this technique until you get a new oven. Sorry.

Source: "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes" by Todd Wilbur.

4 8-ounce filet mignon steaks
6 tablespoons butter, softened
A family favorite!
Submitted on: 03/06/13
I have been making this for about 10 years now. The wife and I love this, and it is her usual request on those rare occasions we get to have a date night that allows us to stay home alone. This is by far the best tasting steak recipe I have ever had.
Shannon Poole  
Submitted on: 11/29/11
Made this for the first time and it was amazing.