Prime Rib Eye Steak

Air Fryer Prime Rib Eye Steak

As I said a month ago, I now have an air fryer in the kitchen and I have really grown to love it. I love it so much that I used it to “air fryer” a prime rib eye steak!

Admittedly, the air fryer does not do everything well. I tried making homemade onion rings in the air fryer and they really lacked the je ne sais quoi of a deep golden fried onion ring. Frozen onion rings in the air fryer? Good stuff. Homemade? Meh.

But let’s focus on the air fryer successes. Like the prime rib eye steak I did in the air fryer for breakfast. Who doesn’t like steak and eggs for breakfast?!

After binge watching Yellowstone and having all the feels for life in Montana, I figured that if I can’t travel to Montana now, at least I could live a little bit of the Dutton Ranch life right here at home.

So today I cooked a prime rib eye steak in the air fryer with excellent results.

prime rib eye steak

Before risking the prime rib eye steak I bought from Farm Town Meats, I googled how to “air fryer” a steak. Most of the reading I did suggested that 12-14 minutes in the air fryer at 400 degrees will provide a steak cooked to medium.

Prime Rib Eye Steak

I prefer my steaks cooked to the rare side of medium rare and having a better understanding of how the air fryer works,I knew that two minutes off the time would probably be what I needed.

Prime Rib Eye Steak

I preheated the air fryer for 5 minutes at 350 degrees, gave the steak a healthy coating of steak rub, set it in the air fryer basket, and cranked the heat to 400. Timer set for 11 minutes.

At the 6 minute point I paused the air fryer, flipped the steak over and then hit resume.

Prime Rib Eye Steak

The results? Spectacular. And the best part? No smoke in the house. No greasy smell of meat cooking. No mess! Just a perfect medium rare steak.

This time – now that I know better – instead of cutting into the steak right away, I left it on the cutting board to rest while I fried up a couple of eggs on the stovetop.

Prime Rib Eye Steak

Honestly, using the air fryer was the easiest way to cook a steak. Yeah sure, it did not have grill marks on it but it had a perfect sear on the outside and the flavour was out of this world.

And as I said, there was no mess. No lingering smell of cooking meat and no dirty splatters in the oven from using the broiler. Another success for the air fryer. What’s next for this device? Not sure just yet but maybe crispy pork belly?