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Better than any top steakhouse steak

DanaB | Apr 10, 200611:49 PM     19

Hi all,

Just wanted to share that I made a steak tonight, and it was perfect! After reading many prior threads about how to cook a steak, I purchased a prime NY Steak (ouch, pricewise!), so was determined to cook it properly. I did the pan sear method, advocated by several hounds and Mark Bittman in How to Cook Everything. Super simple, and so good!

Just:

(1) Heat up cast iron pan, on high, for 3-4 minutes.

(2) Throw in some coarse salt, then the steak. (It will smoke alot, so have good ventillation).

(3) Sear for 3 minutes per side for rare (I like medium rare to medium (nicely pink inside without the raw factor), so ended up cooking for an extra, maybe, 90 seconds per side).

It was so, so good! I'll never cook a steak another way (other than maybe grilling). But for indoor methods, this cannot be beat!

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