French Onion Rib Eye Steak Jul 6, 2005 13:49:12 GMT -6
Post by chief_cook2 on Jul 6, 2005 13:49:12 GMT -6
Notes: You can prepare the French onions up to 1 day ahead or start them just before the steak.
1 fat-trimmed beef rib eye steak (cut 2 in. thick, 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 lb.)
1/2 teaspoon each kosher or coarse salt, cracked pepper, dried onion flakes, and dried garlic flakes
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup shredded gruyère or Swiss cheese
1/2 cup fat-skimmed beef broth
1. Rinse beef steak and pat dry. Pat salt, pepper, onion flakes, and garlic flakes evenly onto meat.
2. Pour olive oil into an 8- to 10-inch ovenproof nonstick frying pan over high heat; tilt to coat pan bottom. When hot, add steak and brown on both sides, about 4 minutes total. Supporting meat with tongs, tip steak onto its edge and rotate to brown lightly, about 2 minutes total. As fat in pan accumulates, wipe out with paper towels.
3. Put pan with steak in a 400° regular or convection oven and bake until meat is done to your taste (cut to test), 8 to 12 minutes for rare or about 25 minutes for well done.
4. Turn oven heat to broil. Remove pan and wipe out fat with a paper towel. Mound French onions onto meat and sprinkle with cheese. Broil in pan about 6 inches from heat until cheese is bubbling and beginning to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove pan from oven and pour broth around meat, stirring to release browned bits.
5. Leave meat in pan or use a wide spatula to transfer steak and onions to a warm rimmed platter (pour juices around meat). To serve, cut meat and onions into 4 equal portions; set each on a rimmed plate and spoon juices around meat.
Yield: Makes 4 servings
CALORIES 302(51% from fat); FAT 17g (sat 7.4g); PROTEIN 33g; CHOLESTEROL 99mg; SODIUM 329mg; FIBER 0.1g; CARBOHYDRATE 0.6g