• Recipes and styling by SARAH DALL Photographs by HENK HATTINGH

    Prime-rib steak and Parmesan-dusted chips

    Serves: 2
    Cooking Time: 45 minutes


    • 100g softened butter
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) fresh parsley, finely chopped
    • 500ml (2 cups) sunflower oil, to deep-fry
    • 2 x 350g thick-cut beef prime-rib steaks, on the bone
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 30ml (2 tbsp) canola oil
    • 15g butter
    • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
    • 4 medium potatoes, peeled, cut into
    • chips and immersed in cold water
    • 50g Parmesan, finely grated
    • lemon wedges, to serve



    Mix together the 100g softened butter and parsley and refrigerate to set.


    Heat the sunflower oil in a deep-fryer or deep pot to 180°C.


    Season the steaks. Heat the canola oil and 15g butter in a large frying pan over high heat, add the steaks and fry, 5 minutes. Turn them over, add the fresh rosemary and fry for a further 5 minutes for medium rare, or until done to your liking. Remove from pan and set aside to rest.


    Drain, dry and flash-fry the chips in the hot sunflower oil for 2 minutes. Set aside on paper towel. Bring the oil back to temperature and fry the chips for a second time until golden brown and crisp. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel. Sprinkle over the Parmesan and season to taste.


    Remove the herb butter from the fridge and roll into balls. Plate the steak and chips and top with butter balls. Serve with lemon wedges for squeezing.

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