How To Cook A Proper Steak
Prep time: 2 mins
Cook time: 6 mins
Total time: 8 mins
  • 1 steak (you can do multiple here but I would limit it to 2-3 steaks per large pan when cooking)
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil of your choice (avocado oil, olive oil, pork fat, etc.)
  • kosher salt for seasoning (not ice cream style, we just want something a little coarser than fine grain)
  • black pepper for seasoning
  • 3½ tablespoons of butter
  1. Pull your steak out of your fridge and let it come to room temperature. If you're strapped for time please try and let it sit out for at least 15 minutes, this is a huge contributor in the browning process.
  2. Pat your steak dry with paper towels. Season both sides generously with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a large pan with your cooking oil over medium high heat. Once the oil begins to slightly smoke and move around the pan quickly, add your steak. Sear for 2-3 minutes or until nicely browned, not black.
  4. Flip the steak and sear for 1 minute then reduce heat to medium heat. Add your butter to the pan. Lightly tilt the pan so the butter pools at the bottom of the edge of the pan. Using a large spoon, baste your steak repeatedly for 20-30 seconds. Remove the pan from the heat, then remove the steak from the pan and place on a cutting board to rest for 5-8 minutes.
  5. Once the steak has rested serve however you like. You can either serve it whole or slice it before it's served. This steak goes well with just about anything, mashed potatoes, green beans, salad, etc. Enjoy!
Recipe by Slim Palate at