Steak Cooked in a Skillet

Our gas grill on Bainbridge Island does not get hot enough to cook a good steak, so we decided to do it on the stove top and we quite pleased with the results.

  • steakInSkillet2 Steaks – N.Y. Strip, or similar
  • cast iron skillet
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • Remove steak from fridge 1 hour before cooking. Season both sides with salt, pepper, garlic powder. ¬†Cover and let stand at room temperature.
  • Add oil to skillet, heat until it starts to smoke.
  • Add steak to skillet, cook on one side until seared, about 2 minutes on our stove
  • Flip steak, sear other side. Then flip 90 degrees, sear first one edge, then the other edge of the steak.
  • Pour off excess fat.
  • Finish cooking steak on low heat, according to preference. ¬†Our steaks were about an inch thick, so we removed the cast iron skillet from the heat completely; the iron skillet was hot enough to finish cooking the steak.
  • Place steak on a platter, cover with aluminum foil, allow to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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Born in Harrisburg, PA. Undergrad at Drexel University. Learned to ride a bike when six years old, riding ever since. Started cooking when I was in college, stopped when I got married, started again in 2006 when my wife was out of town for a few months. Jobs: worked at post office while in college to earn money to buy a stereo. After grad school, worked at a small software company in Redmond, WA for twelve years. Afterwards, went back to school to get a certificate, then started teaching high school. Still doing that off and on, part time as the need arises.

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