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Parmesan Crusted Steaks

The cooking time here is intended for a medium-rare steak, but the time required to cook can vary according to the size of your steaks. Make sure you use an instant-read thermometer for perfect steaks every time. I like the kind that allows you to insert it into the center of the meat and gives you an alert with it is almost done. If you are going for a well-done steak here, I recommend cooking it for 5 minutes on each side before adding the Parmesan to prevent over browning.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Resting Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 8 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer, steak
Servings: 6
Calories: 487.84kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi


  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup finely ground almond flour
  • 1 ½ pounds New York Strip
  • Salt and pepper


  • Place the butter, Parmesan cheese, and almond flour in a food processor. Process until smooth. Transfer to a sheet of parchment paper. Roll into a log and then wrap tightly. Freeze for 45 minutes.
  • While the butter is freezing, remove the steaks from the refrigerator and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Allow to sit at room temperature for 45 minutes.

Air Fryer Instructions

  • Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees for at least 5 minutes.
  • Working in batches if necessary, add the steaks and cook for 4 minutes. Flip and cook for 3 minutes longer, until the steak is brown on both sides.
  • Remove from the air fryer and arrange the Parmesan butter on top of the steaks. Cook for another 5 minutes, until the internal temperature is about 120 degrees F for medium rare and the crust is golden brown.
  • Transfer to a plate and allow to rest for 10 minutes before serving.

Pan Searing Instructions

  • Preheat the broiler to high. Heat a heavy oven-safe skillet to medium-high heat. Spray with avocado oil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the steaks. Cook for 2 minutes. Flip and cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add the parmesan butter to the top of the steaks. Broil for 2 minutes, until golden brown and the internal temperature is about 120 degrees F.


Calories: 487.84kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.68g | Protein: 30.91g | Fat: 39.48g | Saturated Fat: 19.64g | Cholesterol: 146.06mg | Sodium: 448.87mg | Potassium: 375.77mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.33g | Vitamin A: 616.89IU | Calcium: 225.25mg | Iron: 1.99mg