Deep-Fried Prime Rib Roast

Deep-Fried prime rib roast

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 10 to 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
132 Calories
14g Fat
0g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 132
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 214mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 29mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Have you ever had fried prime rib? It's a taste you won't soon forget and worth doing at least once to have the experience. You might wonder about the benefits of a deep-fried ribeye roast, but it's a dry heat method that works well for a tender cut such as this. It cooks hot and fast, when compared to traditional roasting, and the exterior develops a flavorful crust. It's a great beef main dish.

If you're a fan of deep-fried turkey, you'll love this deep-fried roast. You'll need a turkey pot with hook and stand or boiling basket, one long slim knife, like a fillet knife, along with paper towels or bread slices for soaking up the grease.

Serve with garlic mashed potatoes and roasted or steamed broccoli with some Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.


  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 teaspoons ground rosemary, or chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1 prime rib, or large cut of beef

  • 3 gallons peanut oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Deep fried prime rib recipe ingredients
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  2. The night before you plan to serve prime rib, mix salt, pepper, and rosemary together and rub liberally onto meat.

    Raw, seasoned prime rib in a bowl
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  3. Cover meat and place in refrigerator overnight.

    Raw prime rib in covered bowl
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  4. The roast needs to come to room temperature before frying, so remember to remove it from refrigerator around an hour to an hour and a half before frying.

    Raw prime rib in bowl
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  5. Heat 3 gallons of peanut oil to 360 F.

    Peanut oil heated in turkey pot
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  6. Slowly lower prime rib into the oil. You can expect oil to drop in temperature quickly, likely down to approximately 325 F. Turn the burner's heat to bring back up to 350 F and level off the temperature.

    Prime rib frying in peanut oil
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  7. Cook prime rib for 3 minutes per pound of weight for medium-rare steaks or 4 minutes per pound for medium.

    Prime rib frying in peanut oil
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  8. Carefully remove from hot oil and let rest for 10 minutes.

    Deep fried prime rib resting in turkey pot
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  9. Try using sliced bread to drain on instead of paper towels.

    Prime rib draining on sliced bread
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  10. Let rest for a few minutes and then slice.


  • You can try this recipe for a pork roast as well. Adjust the cooking time to 4 or 5 minutes longer per pound.

How to Store and Freeze Deep-Fried Prime Rib

You can keep deep-fried prime rib in the refrigerator for three to five days as long as it's well wrapped. It's delicious cold on a sandwich, or you can reheat it in a low oven (350 F) wrapped in foil, until it's completely hot.

Freeze prime rib wrapped in foil and stored in zip-close freezer bags for up to three months. Defrost in the refrigerator and cook as you'd like.