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Best Batter-Dipped New York Strip Steaks

Best Batter-Dipped New York Strip Steaks

New York strip steaks are slices of French roast, the best roast out there. Here they’re dredged in a flavorful batter, deep-fried, and served medium rare. Need I say more?

SERVES 4

• 3 New York strip steaks (1–1½ lb/½–¾ kg)

• ½ cup flour

• ½ cup cornstarch

• 1 tsp baking powder

• 1 tsp baking soda

• 1 tsp salt

• 1 tsp garlic powder

• ½ tsp salt

• ½ tsp pepper

• ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

• 1 egg

• ⅔ cup cold beer

• oil, for frying

DIPPING SAUCE

• ⅓ cup mayonnaise

• 1 Tbsp ketchup

• 1 Tbsp lime juice

• 1 clove garlic, crushed

• ¼ tsp black pepper

• ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper

Whisk all dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the egg and beer and whisk until combined. Pour about 2 inches (5 cm) of canola oil into a small saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, cut the strip steaks into thin slices and place into the batter. Stir until all the meat is coated. Place a few batter-dipped meat strips into the preheated oil and fry until lightly browned, about 30 seconds to 1 minute on each side. Transfer to a paper towel to drain. Continue until all the strips are fried.

To make the dipping sauce, combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Whisk well. Set aside until ready to serve. These strip steaks are terrific solo or with sweet chili sauce, duck sauce, or this delicious dipping sauce.

(Originally featured in Family Table, Issue 719)

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