Spiced Rib Eye Steak With Onion Rings

Spiced Rib Eye Steak With Onion Rings

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Modern Australian, Sth American
Servings 4



  • 1 cup ⁄4plus 1 tsp. sweet paprika
  • 3 tbsp kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp chilli powder mild or smoked is best
  • 1 1 ⁄2 tbsp. sugar
  • 4 bone-in rib-eye steaks around 400g each
  • Canola oil for frying


  • 3 small brown onions cut crosswise into 1/2cm -thick rings
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tbsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ⁄2ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together 1⁄4 cup paprika, 2 tbsp. salt, chilli powder and sugar. Put steaks on a parchment-lined baking sheet; rub with the chile mixture. Refrigerate steaks overnight.
  • When you are ready to cook, remove steaks from fridge and allow to come to room temperature.
  • Start to make onion rings: Pour oil into a large saucepan and heat over medium-high heat (or use a deep fryer) until 180C.
  • Put onions and milk into a bowl; let soak for 20 minutes. In a large bowl, whisk together remaining paprika and salt, flour, chilli powder, cayenne, cumin, and pepper.
  • Working in batches, remove onions from the milk, shake off excess, and toss in seasoned flour. Fry onions until crisp, about 3 minutes. Drain on paper towels; season with salt. Set aside.
  • Heat a pan (or BBQ) over medium-high heat. Grill steaks, turning once, until medium rare, about 12 minutes. Remove and rest from around half the cooking time. Serve with onion rings.
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