Pan Seared Rib Eye

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by cooking_geek

This is the only way I cook steaks now. Learned this recipe from Alton Brown's show Good Eats on the Food Network.

Top Review by DrGaellon

The only way to make a steak indoors. Be sure to use decently-thick steaks; thin ones will overcook before the crust forms.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place 10 to 12-inch cast iron skillet in oven and heat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Bring steak (s) to room temperature.
  3. When oven reaches temperature, remove pan and place on range over high heat.
  4. Coat steak lightly with oil and season both sides with a generous pinch of salt.
  5. Grind on black pepper to taste.
  6. Immediately place steak in the middle of hot, dry pan.
  7. Cook 30 seconds without moving.
  8. Turn with tongs and cook another 30 seconds, then put the pan straight into the oven for 2 minutes.
  9. Flip steak and cook for another 2 minutes.
  10. (This time is for medium rare steaks. If you prefer medium, add a minute to both of the oven turns.) Remove steak from pan, cover loosely with foil, and rest for 2 minutes.
  11. Serve whole or slice thin and fan onto plate.

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