Pan Fried Steak

Pan Fried Steak

Let the steaks come to room temperature before cooking (approx. 30 minutes). When room temperature, blot dry with a paper towel, then liberally sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides.

Preheat skillet over medium heat, then add a small amount of olive oil to the pan.

Once the oil is almost smoking, add steaks to the pan being careful to not over crowd. After 2 1/2 - 3 minutes* check the steak to see if a deep brown crust has developed, then flip and cook until it is just under-done using a meat thermometer until you are comfortable with the process. Place steaks on a plate, cover with foil and have them rest 5 minutes for the steaks to continue cooking to a perfect medium rare and to allow the juices have a chance to settle in the steak.

*Cooking time will vary depending on the quality of pan, thickness of meat and temperature of the steak. Take note of how long your steaks take to cook, and use that time as your guide going forward. For my stove, it takes 2 1/2 minutes on each side for medium rare. If we get a thicker cut, it's 3 minutes on each side.

I have loved the steaks we purchase from Utah Natural Meat. They are filled with flavor and each cut has been very tender. It's amazing what a difference it makes to buy meat that is grass fed, all natural. I'll never buy beef at the grocery store again. For anyone in Utah, I'd highly recommend them.

Ikea sells a fantastic splatter guard for $3.99 called a Stabil. It works great to pan frying steaks, sauting meats or cooking with sauces that may splatter.


Alison said...

Hi you say your daughter is dairy and egg allergic. I have a friend whos six month old baby is dairy allergic at the very least and she is paying a fortune for baby formula. Im just wondering if you were aware of your daughters allergies when she was very young and what you fed her in place of formula, if you did use formula.

Emily said...

Hello Alison! I nursed my daughter until she was 12 months and I had a dairy free diet while I nursed. I then switched her to a dairy free (very expensive) formula for a few months, then switched her to rice milk with a diet heavy in healthy fats, rich in proteins and extra calcium. She still drinks Rice Dream milk (at 3 years old) and is gaining weight well as long as we add olive oil to everything. I hope your friend finds a milk that will work well for her baby. But until she is 12 months, formula is really the only option. Good luck!