Kittencal's Perfect Pan-Fried Steak

READY IN: 3hrs 6mins
SERVES: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 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)
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a bowl combine 3 tablespoons oil with 2 teaspoons steak seasoning or ground black pepper.
  • Rub both steaks with the oil/pepper mixture.
  • Allow the steaks to sit out to almost room temperature (about 1-1/2 to 2 hours).
  • Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Quickly sear the meat about 5 seconds on each side; remove from the skillet to a plate.
  • 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).
  • Remove steaks from the skillet and allow to stand for 5 minutes to allow the juice to settle.
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