Fried Rump Steak

A rump steak is something wonderful and a real treat if it is prepared properly. There are of course quite a few ways

to get your steak to get the right taste and texture. You can marinade it for a couple of hours or even overnight which can help to tenderize it and add lots of flavours but if you are pressed for time a tasty steak rub and a little olive oil will be all you need to apply to get your favorite piece of meat on your plate in no time.

One thing to consider is of course the quality of the meat you are using. A properly aged steak will always give you a better start than fresh piece of meat. But it will as well be more expensive. 

Preparation time: 10 minutes 
Cooking time: at least 3 minutes
Resting time: 10 minutes
Total time needed: at least 23 minutes
Grade of Difficulty: easy


Serves 2 to 4

Fried Rump Steak

  • 1x 750 gram /  1.5 pound Rump steak (optional - use a smaller steak if it suits you) 
  • 3 tbsp. homemade homemade Steak Rub (Optional - use other meat spice of your choice)
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil


750 gram / 1.5 lbs. fried steak on a plate750 gram / 1.5 lbs. fried steak on a plate
  • Mix the ingredients for the homemade steak rub as described in our recipe and put aside for a few moments
  • Place steak in a tupperware or other container with lid
  • Add at least 3 tbsp. of the homemade steak rub, close lid and shake vigorously for about 30 seconds to cover the meat evenly with the spice mix
  • Add the olive oil, close lid and shake again for 10 seconds
  • Keep steak in the container with the lid closed and switch on the stove to high heat
  • Place a skillet on the stove and let it get really hot 
  • Depending on the thickness of the meat and the heat of your pan, fry steaks for 2 minutes on each side for a "Rare", 2.5 to 3 minutes for a "Medium Rare" and 3.5 to 4 minutes for a "Medium" finish.
  • Take out of the skillet and enjoy with boiled 
  • potatoes, croquettes, chips / french friesor baked potatoes and a sauce of your choice.
  • Note: The frying times are guidelines and are really depending on your cuts and the heat of your pan or grill. So it might be a good idea to try one steak first and have a look at the result. Than adjust your frying times accordingly.

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