Spicy Crusted Steaks with Lime and Chilli Onion Rings
This has become a big hit with friends and family, especially the onion rings, the first time i made them i cheated and bought morrisons fusions chilli and lime batter mix. If you don’t want to use beer for the batter use ice cold fizzy spring water.
Ingredients[singlepic id=451 w=320 h=240 float=right]
- 1 Large White Onion
- 1/2 pint milk
- 55g self raising flour and a bit for dusting
- pinch of sea salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp sunflower oil
- 75ml of ale (my new favourite is Leffe)
- Chilli flakes or powder (as much as you think you can handle)
- 1 egg white
- Juice and zest of 1 lime
- Potatoes for chips (we used King Edward tonight as that’s what i had left, Cyprus chippers from our local veg shop are definitely the king of chippers tho)
- Steak….which ever cut is your favourite, i prefer rib eye but Emily prefers fillet.
- 6 sun dried tomatoes
- 12 capers
- Breadcrumbs (approx 50g)
- 7 or 8 beams yellow pear tomatoes….or similar cherry tomato, or 1 big tomato
- 1 table spoon of oil from the tomato jar.
- Basil or oregano
- salt + pepper
- Veg to serve with
- Pre heat oven to 200 degrees c
- Cut spuds into chips and soak in bowl of water
- Cut onion into rings and soak in the milk.
- Add the flour, chilli, lime, salt, oil and beer into a bowl and mix until smooth, beat the egg in a separate bowl until stiff and fold into the batter, set aside
- Drain and pat dry the chips….deep fry at 140 degrees until cooked, remove and allow to cool completely.
- Blend the sun dried tomatoes, oil, herbs, and some of the breadcrumbs.
- Season steak with salt and pepper and place on lightly oiled baking tray, press the tomato mix onto the steaks and then sprinkle the remaining breadcrumbs on the top.
- Bake in the oven for 10-15mins – or longer if you like your steak well done
- Cook accompanying veg.
- Heat deep fat fryer to 190 degrees and fry chips until golden and crisp …drain and put in oven to keep warm.
- Remove the onion rings from the milk, dip in the batter and deep fry until golden.
- Plate up and then serve with a nice cold local beer.