Sirloin steak with golden onion rings recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 15mins to prepare and 20mins to cook, plus 5mins to rest and 30mins chilling
  • 630 calories / serving
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Everyone loves a laid-back British barbecue and this classic steak dish with homemade onion rings and char-grilled tomatoes is the ideal meal to serve. 

Sift the flour into a medium bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the egg yolks and gradually pour in the milk, whisking to combine until a smooth batter. Cover with cling film and leave to stand in the fridge for 30 minutes. 

Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over a medium heat for about 3 minutes until the oil begins to shimmer slightly.

Whisk the egg white until stiff then fold into the batter. Dust the onion rings in a little flour then dip into the batter. Carefully place in the hot oil one at a time. Only fry up to 10 onion rings at a time or the temperature will drop. When the rings float to the surface, cook for a further minute, turning once or twice until golden all over. Carefully remove from the oil, drain on kitchen towel and put on a large baking tray. Keep the rings in the oven so they remain warm while you cook the steaks

Heat 1tbsp oil in a large nonstick frying pan over a medium to high heat and cook the steaks for 2-2 1/2 minutes on each side for a medium-rare steak. Add another minute for a medium to well-done steak. Loosely cover the steaks with foil and leave to rest for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a nonstick frying pan and add the mushrooms and tomatoes, cooking for 2-3 minutes on each side. Serve with the sirloin steaks and onion rings on the side.

Tip: Test if the vegetable oil is ready for deep-frying and place a large cube of bread into the oil. If the bread browns nicely in 1 minute, it’s ready. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 100g (3 1/2oz) plain flour, plus a little for dusting
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 150ml (5oz) whole milk
  • 100ml (3 1/2oz) vegetable oil
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 large onions, peeled and cut into 1cm pieces
  • 30ml (2tbsp) olive oil
  • 800g (1 1/2lb) sirloin steaks
  • 4 flat mushrooms
  • 2 beef tomatoes, halved
  • Energy 2630kj 630kcal 32%
  • Fat 31g 44%
  • Saturates 8g 40%
  • Sugars 11g 12%
  • Salt 0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 35g Protein 55.4g Fibre 4.6g


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