To make the potatoes, bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil and blanch the potatoes for 1 minute then drain.
Heat a frying pan until hot, then add the olive oil and potatoes. Sauté the potatoes over a medium heat for 4-5 minutes, or until golden-brown all over and tender. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper. Reduce the heat and add the butter, parsley and shallot and stir well. Allow the butter to melt and glaze the potatoes and the shallots. Keep warm.
To make the steaks, season the steaks with the salt and pepper, pressing it firmly into the steaks on each side.
Heat a large frying pan, add the oil and butter and heat until the butter is foaming, light brown and smells nutty. Place the steaks into the foaming butter and cook for 1–2 minutes on each side for rare, 3 minutes for medium rare, or 4 minutes for medium. Remove the steaks from the pan and place onto a warm plate.
Pour the water into the frying pan and scrape the base of the pan with a wooden spoon to release the caramelised residue on the bottom of the pan, which will give taste and colour to this succulent juice. Simmer the sauce for a minute, stirring occasionally to emulsify the liquid.
Pour the sauce onto the steaks and serve immediately with the potatoes and some green beans on the side.