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    Kittencal's Perfect Pan-Fried Steak

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    3 hrs 6 mins

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    6 mins

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    For perfect results plan ahead the steaks must be brought down to almost room temperature which might take several hours, this recipe works perfectly for beef tenderloin steaks of coarse you may use it for any cut of beef, cooking times stated is for an 8-ounce steak at 1-1/2 inch thick --- I use Montreal Steak Spice for this but freshly ground coarse black pepper will work fine, and you may adjust the black pepper to taste, since salt will draw out the juices from the beef do not salt until after cooking --- since not all cuts of meat are the same, for this method a more tender cut of steak is suggested to use such a strip loin etc.

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    • 2 (8 ounce) boneless beef steaks (1-1/2-inch thick)
    • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 2 teaspoons montreal steak spice (or use freshly ground coarse black pepper)
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • salt (to taste, to be added after cooking only) (optional)


    1. 1
      In a bowl combine 3 tablespoons oil with 2 teaspoons steak seasoning or ground black pepper.
    2. 2
      Rub both steaks with the oil/pepper mixture.
    3. 3
      Allow the steaks to sit out to almost room temperature (about 1-1/2 to 2 hours).
    4. 4
      Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
    5. 5
      Quickly sear the meat about 5 seconds on each side; remove from the skillet to a plate.
    6. 6
      Add 2 tablespoons butter to the hot skillet allow to sizzle and brown, then return the meat to the skillet and fry 4-5 minutes per side (the outside of the steak should be browned and crisp).
    7. 7
      Remove steaks from the skillet and allow to stand for 5 minutes to allow the juice to settle.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 05, 2013


      Another amazing recipe from Kittencal. Cooked for company and everyone raved. Thank you!

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    • on September 28, 2012


      Once again, thank you, Kittencal! For the first time I successfully made a delicious steak. This way is sooo easy but so good. I used olive oil and added a teaspoon of oregano into it. Due to time constraint, only managed to let the steak sit for 15 minutes but it is still great! So thank you once again, Kittencal!

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    • on June 11, 2010


      Awesome ! I used filet's and I made this exactly as directed. Really easy recipe. Thanks Kittencal--I have used this recipe 3x now and its the best.

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    Nutritional Facts for Kittencal's Perfect Pan-Fried Steak

    Serving Size: 1 (34 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 2

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 282.1
    Calories from Fat 287
    Total Fat 31.9 g
    Saturated Fat 9.9 g
    Cholesterol 30.5 mg
    Sodium 101.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 0.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    Sugars 0.0 g
    Protein 0.1 g

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    boneless beef steaks

    steak spice

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