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Nashville Hot Steak
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Nashville Hot Steak

Nashville Hot Steak


    For the steak:
  • 1/2 all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch, or 1 cup flour if you don’t have and that’s just fine
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon each cayenne, garlic powder and
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 boneless rib eye
    For the hot oil:
  • 1/4 cup cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika (regular is fine)
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder (regular is fine)
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Oil, for frying


  1. Fill either a deep fryer with oil, or a large cast iron pan about 1/3 of the way up the sides and heat to 350 degrees
  2. Combine steak dry ingredients in one bowl and mix until well combined, and the beaten egg in a second bowl
  3. Put all the hot oil ingredients into a small pot and set aside
  4. Put the steak, into the flour making sure it’s well coated on all sides, shake off excess then dip into the egg making sure it’s covered, remove, let excess drip off then back into the flour to be well coated
  5. Shake off excess, then carefully put into the oil - cook on both sides until approximately 125 degrees - 6-8 minutes - remove to a rack or plate with a couple paper towels and let rest
  6. While it does, add about a cup of the cooking oil to the small pot and mix well
  7. To serve, brush both sides of the cooked steak well with the hot oil sauce