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ribeye steak

Ribeye Steaks With A Herb Compound Butter

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 3


  • 1 Ribeye steak
  • 2 Russet potatoes for french fries
  • 6 cups Ice cold water
  • Peanut oil for frying
  • Salt

Garlic Herb Compound Butter

  • 1 block Unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp Chopped basil
  • 2 tsp Rosemary
  • 2 tsp Thyme
  • 2 tsp Chopped parsley
  • 3 cloves Minced garlic
  • 1 tsp Red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice


  • Start off by creating the garlic herb compound butter. In a mixing bowl add in room soft butter, along with chopped basil, rosemary, thyme, parsley, garlic, lemon juice and red pepper flakes. Use a fork and combine for a minute and then add the softened butter to some plastic wrap and roll into a butter log shape. Now place it in the fridge to harden for a bit.
  • Get your steak to room temperature and pat dry. Now use a teaspoon of oil and rub it onto the steak, this is the binder. Now season generously with salt on the top and bottom and sides. 
  • Fire up the smoker at 250 degrees, add some hickory wood chunks and place it in the smoker. 
  • While your steak is on the smoker, begin cutting your potatoes into French fries. Add the cut fries into ice cold water and hand toss for a min. Let sit for 20 mins and then strain the fries and pat dry. 
  • Fill your frying pan with peanut oil and set the temp of the oil to 325 degrees.
  • Remove the steak off the smoker when the internal temp hits 115 degrees. Now get a hot surface ready for searing.
  • Add the fries to the peanut oil and fry for 3-5 mins. Make sure to watch them and then remove, place on a wire rack to let the oil drip. Set the frying temp to 350 now.
  • Begin searing your steak for 60-90 seconds per side. Make sure to have a few tablespoons of the compound butter out and add them to the steak after the first flip. Remove and rest on a wire rack for 8-10 mins.
  • Add the fries back into the oil for the second frying round. Fry for 3-4 mins or until they become golden brown. Remove and place them in a bowl, season with salt.
  • Cut your steak for serving and plate with the French fries. I like to add some BBQ sauce for dipping.
  • Enjoy with family and friends!
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