Grilled Rib-eyes and Fried Onion Rings

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 30 mins

A great meal for men and everyone else who loves thick rib eyes and onion rings. The only thing needed for a complete meal is french fries (or baked potatoes) and/or a tossed salad with apple pie and ice cream for dessert--comfort man-sized meal at its best! Recipe adapted from: Bon Appetit (September 2004).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pour the buttermilk into a large bowl. Add onion rings, toss to coat. Let stand one hour, tossing occassionally. Drain.
  2. Mix flour, onion powder, garlic salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Add onion rings and toss to coat.
  4. Preheat oven to 350-degrees F.
  5. Prepare grill.
  6. Brush steaks with oil and sprinkle with garlic salt, onion powder and pepper.
  7. Pour oil in cast iron skillet to a depth of 2-3 inches and heat oil over medium high heat until oil is about 350-degrees F.
  8. Working with a few onion rings at a time, fry onion rings for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Drain on paper towels and then put on cookie sheet to keep warm in the preheated oven.
  10. Repeat until all are fried and drained and kept warm in oven.
  11. While cooking onion rings grill steaks to desired doneness (about 10 minutes per side depending on the thickness of the steaks).


Most Helpful

What more can I say except... "THE BOMB"! The steaks were wonderfully seasoned, but the onion rings stole the show. I usually stink at trying to make them... but I had success with these (although my one sacrificial ring bit the dust at the start). I think I may try double dredging them next time to put a 2nd coating on them before frying. Either way they were great! The nice part about our dinner was that, although I seasoned the steaks, hubby manned the grill and didn't burn them. Yahoo! I served this meal along with Recipe #352906 and a arugula salad. Thank you so much for posting this recipe. (Made for PRMR)

rosie316 May 30, 2013

Oh these are wonderful! The onion rings turned out perfectly and the steaks are to die for! I did have to sub delmonicos for the steaks since my store didn't have the ribeyes. My DH loved his Father's Day dinner!

Lainey6605 June 21, 2010

Just loved this combination!! I love onions with my steak, but usually I have the sauteed onions so this was a wonderful change. It is so flavorful and loved the added crunch from the onion coating!! Definitely will be a repeat on special occasions or for company. It was also very easy with using my mini deep fryer. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Made for Rookie Recipe Tag Game.

diner524 February 22, 2013

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