If you get it right a fried steak is one of the best meals you can eat anywhere. Quick and easy to do a home, with quality ingredients you can rival any of the finest restaurants. If you want some great advice on how to cook steak so you can get it just how you like it every time read on.
Steak is not one of the cheapest cuts so it is important to cook it the right way so that you can achieve the perfect meal not an expensive “misteak”. There are many different types of steak all with different flavours and textures. (the guide below shows you the variations and cooking options to consider.)
For this guide we are taking a rib-eye steak as the example. (Though Sirloin or Rump Steaks would also work just as well). The focus here is on cooking with a pan rather than the grill or BBQ.
Preparing to cook steak
It is best if you get the steak to room temperature before you start cooking. Meat straight from the fridge will brown on the out side yet the temperature inside will remain low and not cook properly with the timings we suggest here.
So take the meat out early and allow enough time for it to warm. If you are returning home late in the day and do not have enough time you can speed the process by wrapping the steak in cling film and place in a bowl of warm water. The cling film is to keep the meat dry – it will be hard to brown a wet surface.