Last Updated on February 23, 2023 by Ashley Ward
Cooking steak cannot get easier than this air fryer steak recipe. I love having juicy and flavorful medium rare steak with nice char on the outside. But sometimes, cooking the steak over a cast iron pan can be quite tedious, with all the oily mess after cooking. With the air fryer, I am able to cook these delicious steaks for my family with all the mess, and it tastes great too.
In this recipe, I am going to cook some steaks with roasted potatoes as side dishes with the air fryer to make it a complete meal. This is so easy to cook with an air fryer and you will not miss all the mess. The steak is full of flavor from the herbs and spices and the potatoes are perfectly crispy and soft inside. I promise you will love this recipe.
You may serve it with a baked potato, mushrooms, pasta or whatever you like to complete your delicious steak dinner.
How to Cook Air Fryer Steak
Before I begin with the step by step instruction on how to cook the air fryer steak, let’s have a look at the different cut of steak.
CHOOSING YOUR CUT OF STEAK
Choosing the right cut of steak is the key to a tasty and flavorful steak.
- A) Strip Loin – The strip steak—also known as a New York strip—is cut from the short loin.
- B) Tenderloin – This part is soft and lean, great for those who want a great bite without the fat.
- C) T-Bone – The T-bone is a bone-in steak from the short loin. This cut has a T-shaped bone that separates the tenderloin section from the larger portion of the top loin.
- D) Porterhouse – The porterhouse steak is the same cut as the T-bone and has the same characteristic T-shaped bone. It’s cut from the far back containing a larger portion of filet mignon.
- E) Rib-Eye – The rib-eye is the juiciest, most marbled steak, it is tender and fattier than other cuts of steak.
- F) Flank – The flank is a rather tough slice of muscle that works really well either by slow braising.
- G) Sirloin – The sirloin steak is not particularly tender or tasteful.
For this recipe, I’m using a Strip Loin, which is leaner; hence I added some oil to ensure that it stays juicy and tender after cooking.
Air Fryer Steak With Roasted Potatoes Recipe
I start cooking the roasted potato first. In a medium bowl, add the chopped potatoes, olive oil, cayenne pepper, Italian herbs, and salt. Mix them well and make sure the potatoes are coated evenly.
While preparing the potatoes, pre-heat the air fryer to 360°F for 5 minutes. Once 5 minutes is up, place the potatoes into the air fryer basket. Let them cook for 15 minutes. Give it a quick toss halfway through.
Once 15 minutes is up, the potatoes should be crispy and brown. Take them out from the air fryer and set aside.
Next, it is time to cook the steak. Rub some oil, salt, and pepper on both sides of the steak.
Place the steak into the air fryer basket. Cook at 400°F for 7 to 14 minutes, depending on the preference of steak doneness. I prefer a medium rare steak, which takes around 10 minutes. The cooking time for the steak depends on the thickness of the cut as well. For a more accurate guide, you may use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the steak. You may refer to the information below for the temperature of the different doneness.
Steak Doneness Temperature Guide
- Rare: 125 °F
- Medium rare: 135 °F
- Medium: 145 °F
- Medium well: 150 °F
- Well done: 170 °F
Once the air fryer steak is ready, let the steak rest for 10 minutes before serving with the roasted potatoes.
Air Fryer Steak With Roasted Potatoes
- Air Fryer
- 1/2 lb Strip Loin
- 4 small Potatoes (chopped)
- 1 1/2 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 tsp Cayenne pepper
- 1 tsp Italian herbs
- 1 tsp Pepper (ground)
- 1 tsp Salt
- In a medium bowl, add potatoes, olive oil, cayenne pepper, Italian herbs, and salt. Mix evenly.
- Preheat air fryer to 360°F for 5 minutes
- Cook for 15 minutes. Toss the potatoes halfway through. Once cooked, set aside.
- Rub oil, salt, and pepper on both sides of the steak.