How to Fry a Steak for a Perfect, Delicious Result

So, you have spent a substantial amount of money on a beautifully, marbled, tantalizingly tender cut of steak. Now, to cook it to perfection! One of our favourite techniques is on the grill, but not directly on the grill. No, we use a cast-iron skillet to pan-fry, and the results are outstanding. If you are wondering how to fry a steak to ensure a mouth-watering result every single time, simply follow our helpful guidelines below. 

Before You Fire Up the Grill or Hot Plate

What is the best cut of steak to grill? There are numerous grill-friendly cuts to choose from, including striploin steak, tenderloin steak and ribeye steak. 

Regardless of your chosen cut, it is recommended that you take the steak out of the refrigerator for at least a half an hour before you plan to cook it. If you’re cooking a Chophouse steak, then follow our thawing instructions. Prepare it with a generous glug of olive oil, and coat it with plenty of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper. This coating will eventually become the steak’s delicious, caramelized crust. 

Let’s Get Cooking!

Turn the heat on your grill or hot plate up to high and allow it to heat the skillet for a minute or two before introducing your steak. You can then proceed to cook the steak on both sides, turning frequently to ensure that it cooks evenly. In total, you should aim for around three minutes on each side for rare, four minutes on each side for medium-rare, five minutes for medium and six minutes for well-done. 

Before You Eat

It is essential that you allow your steak ample time to ‘rest’ after cooking in order to savour the complete flavour profile. The general rule is to let it ‘rest’ for around five minutes per inch of thickness. Right before serving, rub with a little splash of olive oil or a dollop of butter for extra juiciness. 

Now you know how to fry a steak when only the perfect result will cut it! Do not forget to find a meat delivery service so that you can buy all of your favourite steak types online. You cannot go wrong with Chophouse Steaks online butcher store. Place your order today or contact us for more details regarding our selection.