Ruth's Chris Steak House Petite Filet copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Ruth's Chris Steak House Petite Filet

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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 so tender you can cut it with a fork. If you want to prepare filets the Ruth's Chris way you first need some prime corn-fed filets, which can be found in specialty meat markets or Costco. Prime is your best choice for this Ruth's Chris petite filet copycat recipe, but the technique will still work with other grades of beef.

This recipe duplicates the petite filet on the Ruth's Chris menu, since the larger filet is so big—about 14 ounces. 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 can use a conventional oven set on high broil, with the rack inches away from the heat source. If you have a gas oven, watch for flame-ups from spattering. If you begin to get flames, move the rack to a lower level. Also, you will need ceramic oven-safe plates to serve the sizzling steak on. 

Also try my Ruth's Chris creamed spinach recipe and other famous side-dishes here.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 4 8-ounce prime filet mignon steaks
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
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Score: 4.75. Votes: 4
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Mar 6, 2013, 22:00

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
Nov 29, 2011, 22:00

Made this for the first time and it was amazing.

I'm Todd Wilbur,
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For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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