Ruth's Chris Steak House is an international chain of upscale restaurants. Various listings have placed Ruth's Chris among the best restaurants in the United States. The company runs Ruth's Chris Steak Houses in close to 70 locations, including four in Mexico and two in Taiwan. About half of the restaurants are run as franchises, and the company directly operates the others. Each restaurant has a unique decor, but all are similar in their menus, which feature corn fed Midwestern beef steaks. Though other dishes are on the menu, steaks account for almost 90 percent of sales. Ruth's Chris beef is dry aged in Chicago and then shipped twice weekly in large cuts to the restaurants. The steaks are cut into smaller portions at each restaurant, and cooked by a special process using a broiler heated to about 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit. This cooking method is consistent throughout the chain. The company is privately held by founder Ruth Fertel and her two sons.
Ruth Chris Steak House Copycat Recipe
2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled, sliced thin
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 onions, julienne cut
2 tablespoons chopped garlic
Salt and white pepper
1 stick butter
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Place the potatoes in a pot of salted water. Bring the potatoes up to a boil and blanch for 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and drain. In a large oven-proof saute pan, heat the olive oil. When the oil is hot, add the onions. Season with salt and pepper. Lower the heat to medium and saute the onions until caramelized, about 8 to 10 minutes. Add the garlic and heat until fragrant about 2 minutes more. Turn the onion mixture into a bowl.
Place the pan back on the stove and melt the stick of butter. When the butter has melted, cover the bottom of the pan with 1/3 of the potatoes. Cover the first layer of potatoes with 1/2 of the onions. Cover the onions with 1/3 of the potatoes. Repeat the layering until all of the potatoes and onions are used. Place the pan in the oven and cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until the potatoes are golden brown. Remove the pan from the oven. Using a spatula, gently lift the potatoes out of the pan. Slice the lyonnaise into 12 slices. Garnish with parsley.