Steak – I used boneless rib eye steak but you can use any good cut of steak. Examples are rib eye, New York strip steak, skirt steak, tenderloin steak, porterhouse.
Pepper – Black pepper is the pepper of choice for this recipe.
Salt – Kosher salt or works well.
Steak seasoning – I added a bit of this homemade seasoning that I love on my fried steak.
Vegetable oil – You can substitute this with sunflower oil or any odorless oil with a high smoking point.
Butter – This flavor pairs well with meat.
Garlic– Whole cloves or freshly minced garlic works best for this recipe but you can use garlic granules or powder if that’s what is available.
HOW TO PAN FRY STEAK (STOVE TOP STEAK)
It’s easy to cook steak on the stove so let me show you in easy steps how to pan fry steak:
Prep – Bring the steak out of the refrigerator and let it get to room temperature.
Season – Pat the steak dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle all sides with salt and pepper and any other seasoning.
Pan fry – Put the cast iron skillet on medium heat. When it’s slightly hot, add vegetable oil to the pan and let the oil heat for about 2 -3 minutes.
Put the steaks flat in the pan and press down with a spoon. Let the steaks sear for 3 minutes or till nicely browned then flip them to the other side and fry for another 3 minutes on the stovetop.
HOW LONG TO FRY STEAK
Here’s a simple guide on cook time and how long to pan fry steak:
Rare – Pan fry for 4-5 minutes.
Medium rare – Fry for 6 minutes or till internal temperature at the thickest part is 138F.
For Medium – Pan fry for 8 minutes (4 minutes on each side) or till the inner temperature is 143F/60C.
Medium well– Pan fry for 10 minutes or till the internal temperature is 148F/65C.
Welldone – Fry for 12 minutes or till the internal temperature is at least 160F and the inside is no longer pink.