Who doesn’t love a good steak dinner. This girl does. These ribeye steaks are pan seared in herbed butter to medium rare perfection with sunny side up eggs on the side. These are a little different than the usual way I prepare and pan sear my steaks, so I thought I would share it with you.
Here’s what you need:
*steaks; I used ribeyes
*salt to taste
*2 TBS butter, softened
*1 tsp. dried Rosemary
*1/4 tsp. dried Thyme
*1/4 tsp. onion powder
*1/4 tsp. dried sage
*2 garlic cloves, smashed
*cracked pepper to taste
Dry steaks off with a paper towel and season with salt on both side.
Place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or over night before cooking.
Remove steaks and set out at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes before cooking time.
Mix Thyme, Rosemary, onion powder and sage with the softened butter; set aside.
Preheat oven to 450°
Heat a cast iron pan to medium high heat. When pan becomes really hot, add a small amount of olive oil and place steaks in the pan and season with cracked pepper. On one side of the pan, add smashed garlic cloves and the herbed butter.
Tilt the pan to the side where the butter is melted and with a spoon, begin basting the steaks.
Cook for about 2 minutes while basting the steaks with the herb butter mixture.
Turn the steaks over, season with cracked pepper and cook cook for another 2 minutes while continuing to baste.
Remove skillet from the heat and remove garlic cloves. Place in to the oven. Cook 4 minutes for medium rare; cook 6 minutes for medium and about 8 minutes for well done.
Place steak on plates and cover loosely with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.
While steaks are resting, wipe out the cast iron pan to get rid of some of the herbs, but leave a small amount of the butter and steak drippings. Heat to medium.
*Caution the pan handle will be hot so use a kitchen towel or a silicone cast iron handle holder. I have one that I use a lot and it really keeps you from burning your hand on the hot handles. You can get them here on Amazon.. silcone Handle holders
Crack in the desired amount of eggs into the pan, season with salt and cracked pepper.
The eggs will cook fast. For sunny side up eggs cook until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny, about 2 minutes. For over easy eggs, after the whites begin to set, flip them over and cook for about 30 seconds or until whites are all the way set.
Remove from the pan and serve with the steaks.