|Flank Steak Diane, Photo by Fine Cooking Magazine|
Beef prices have escalated this year to the point where a perfectly ordinary New York Strip is 15.99 a lb. Filet Mignon? 29.99. Last week, I even noted that our favorite neighborhood bistro's Steak Frites has diminished in size and risen $4.00 in price. So when Fine Cooking’s February/ March issue arrived, I was excited to see a recipe for Steak Diane that used the humble flank steak. It just so happens that flank steak is on special this week at Fresh Direct for 5.99 a lb. Now I have a special connection to Steak Diane. It goes way back to my first visit to New York. Bear with me and I’ll get to that story in its entirety. First, Fine Cooking’s budget friendly recipe.