Friday, February 10, 2017

Beef Tenderloin Steaks and Air Fryer Fries

Feb 10 2016

I saw videos of cooking chicken in a Power Air Fryer XL on let’s Talk BBQ forum and it looked good. I had to have one I bought one at Sam’s club. My first cook was last night and did some Ore Ida frozen fast food fries as a side for my beef tenderloin steaks. I was a little disappointed; not in the fryer but at myself for adding a minute to the recommended 15 to 16 minutes and never checked them. They were way too crispy! I have just enough fries left to try some for lunch today.

The beef tenderloin steaks turned out great. I did them in a cast iron skillet heated on med. high, 6, with a little olive oil. I did them 5 minutes per side. After the first flip I added 3 pats of butter and some dried chives and basted the steaks several times while finishing to an IT of 148 deg. After the 10 minutes I turned the burner down to med. low. I removed them to plates, some gorgonzola cheese on top and spooned some of the butter over. I tented them with foil and let set 3 or 4 minutes. Now was the time to check the fries, had 3 minutes left on the timer.

The steaks were perfect, a med. rare plus; just the way the wife and me like. These tenderloin steaks; about 2 inches thick are the tastiest steaks you can get in my opinion.

I just had the fries for lunch. I did them in the fryer and stirred at 5 minutes and 10 minutes. I pulled them out after 14 minutes. They were still a little crispy for me and next time will do 13 minutes. My wife liked them with some malt vinegar; for mine I had a dip sauce of equal parts mayo, mustard and ketchup. We about had them all ate before I remembered to take a pic of them.

The Air Fryer

The fries

The steaks

Small salad

My supper

Done just right for us

2nd try at the fries


  1. Thanks for posting the information on the air fryer!

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