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Aged Sirloin Steaks with 3 times Cooked Chips, Crispy Onions & homemade Portuguese sauce

Prep Time:

  • Steak – 10min
  • Chips – 2.hrs
  • Onions – 1.5hrs

Cooking Time: Steak – 6min – 3minutes a side – Medium rare

Feeds How Many – 2


  • 2 x 300g Aged Sirloin Steaks – Rested in Worcester sauce for an hour. Add Dry rub/salt prior to braaiing.
  • 3 times cooked chips – 5 large Potatoes & Cooking oil
  • Crispy Onions – 2 large Onions, Milk, 8 Tbsp All-purpose flour, 2 Tsp Onion Powder, 1 tsp salt, 1.5tsp Chili powder, Cooking Oil

a nice combo of namibian hardwood and mopani wood

How To Do It

Aged Sirloin Steak

Bring steak to room temperature prior to braaiing. Brush steak with Worcestershire Sauce 2 hours prior. Add Dry rub/Salt just before braaiing.

As mentioned in my previous recipes, I love a flavour crust on my steaks. The lower the grid is to the coals the better. Turning once only, leave for 3min a side for Medium Rare. Rest for 8min.

3 times Cooked Chips

This is a classic recipe. No need to peel potatoes, cut into desired chip thickness(1cm) and boil for 10min.

Remove from water, place in flat dish and refrigerate for 30min. Remove and deep fry for 7min, oil temp at 180degrees. Remove and place back in in the fridge for another 30min. Last step, bring oil temp to 160degrees and deep fry till crispy brown.

Summary – Boil once, deep fry twice – simple.

Crispy Onions

Just like the famous family steak ranch classic – Thinly slice 2 onions, separate them and place in flat dish and submerge onions in milk. Place in fridge for at least an hour.

Grab a medium sized bowl, add the flour, onion powder, salt and chili powder and mix together.

In batches, remove the onions from the milk and cover with flour mixture and deep fry until crispy brown – It will bring back memories, promise.

Ranger Tip

If time is against you but you dead set on having 3 times cooked chips, replace using the fridge with the deep freeze and reduce time to 15min.

If you are out in the bush and doing this over open fire in your cast iron pot, make use of the camping fridge/freezer.

Also, do not add salt to your steak as part of the marinading process, salt tends to dry meat out. Not ideal. Add it just before you braai/cook

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