Ribeye steak and hand-cut fries!
Who doesn’t love a perfectly cooked, juicy steak? I know I do! Of course, I only have one once in a while to avoid eating too much red meat. I’ve tried several different cuts of steak in the past and I always seem to come back to the ribeye. I’m my opinion it is the best cut of steak when you’re on a budget.
Pan-fried Ribeye steak with hand-cut red potato French Fries
This recipe serves one. If you’re cooking for multiple people then you will need to adjust it accordingly.
For the ribeye steak
- 1 ribeye cut steak
- ½ cup of salted butter
- ¼ cup chopped onions
- 3 to 4 cloves of garlic, crushed
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the hand-cut French fries
- 3 to 4 red potatoes, scrubbed clean and eyes removed
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Begin prep work about 30 minutes before you want to begin cooking.
- The French fries will take the longest to cook so they should be started first.
- Begin prepping the French fries by cleaning the skins and removing the eyes. If you wish to remove the skin you can, I chose to leave mine on for added nutrition.
- Using a cutting board and a sharp knife, begin cutting the potatoes into fry-like shapes. You can achieve this by cutting the potato in half lengthwise into four pieces, and then slice each of the pieces into four or five “French fries”.
- Once all of the French fries are cut, pour them into a large mixing bowl. Add the olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste. Toss the French fries to coat them evenly.
- At this time you can add them to your air fryer and cook them at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for about a half an hour or you can bake them in the oven on a cookie sheet at the same temperature and time.
- Once the French fries are cooking, it is time to prepare the ribeye steak
- Begin by pulling the ribeye steak out of the refrigerator and placing it on a plate or platter (without the packaging).
- Generously salt and pepper both sides of the ribeye steak (you can add additional seasonings if you prefer)
- Allow the steak to sit out for about 15 to 20 minutes then move on to the next step.
- Select a deep, large non-stick skillet
- Heat the pan on the stovetop at medium heat
- Add the butter to the pan and allow it to melt
- As soon as the butter is melted, add the onions and garlic to the pan. Allow them to cook for about a minute before adding the ribeye steak to the pan.
- Gently place the ribeye steak over the garlic and onions
- Carefully, tip the frying pan to one side, allowing the butter to gather.
- Using a large spoon, scoop the butter onto the top of the ribeye steak to begin the basting (repeat four times)
- After the steak cooks for about 6 to 8 minutes on that side, carefully turn the ribeye steak to the other side and repeat steps 16 and 17.
- Allow the ribeye steak to cook for an additional 5 to 8 minutes or until, medium-rare doneness is achieved.
- Remove the pan from the heat and allow the steak to rest.
- Check the French fries, they should be just about golden brown and crispy. If so, remove them from your air fryer or oven and set aside.
- Carefully place the ribeye steak on your plate, accompany it with the French fries, grab your fork and your steak knife and enjoy!
I never use a steak sauce on my steak. I have attempted to make a gravy from the drippings in the past and found that I prefer the steak’s flavor just as it is!