Cooking Steak For and Like a Pro

By Betchy Crocker

You’re sitting around and your pro bf is starving. You’ve ordered pizza the last three times you’ve hung out and you really want to impress him so he can buy you that Hermes bag you saw yesterday. Sounds like you need to cook him a steak dinner.

It can seem kind of scary, but honestly, cooking a steak is relatively easy. It’s about timing and feel – kind of like … never mind. This recipe is for preparing two 6-oz medium to medium rare steaks.

Ingredients:

  • Salt and pepper
  • Unsalted butter
  • Two 6-oz steaks (you can go bigger, but honestly these were the perfect size for my guinea pig and me)

Preheat your oven to 400 F.

You’ll need a cast iron skillet or at least an oven proof pan. Side note: if you haven’t yet invested in a good cast iron skillet, get one. Before you even heat the skillet, salt the meat – do not pepper it as pepper can burn. Put aside.

Heat the skillet to about medium high heat. Take your butter and run it all over the pan until there’s a fair amount – probably use about 1 to 2 tablespoons. When it starts to sizzle and seems really hot, get ready to lay your steaks in. NOTE: when you do lay the steaks in, they should really sizzle. If they don’t, wait then try again. Why? Because you don’t want them to just sit and absorb all the butter. Duh.

Once the steaks are in the skillet, let brown for 2 minutes – like exactly 2 minutes. Then, turn the steaks over and immediately place the entire skillet in the preheated oven for exactly 2 more minutes.

Remove from the oven and let rest for at least 5 minutes. This is to let the juices redistribute and have the steak be super moist. While they rest, top with fresh cracked black pepper. Serve up and enjoy.

Seriously, like it isn’t hard – you just need to time it correctly. Watch how happy your boyf is when you serve this up. Enjoy your new Hermes bag.




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