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Jul 3, 2008 11:00 AM

Whats your FAVORITE way to cook a STEAK

I'm turning into a huge steak fanatic (porterhouse and ribeyes) and ive tried about all the different ways to cook them... Turns out I LOVE a good pan cooked steak, I prefer it way over a grill.. i let it get to room temp., put on some olive oil and garlic salt and cook the baby (getting a nice crust) till medium rare to medium...Whats your favorite way to cook a steak?

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  1. Extra hot, extra fast. Straight from the fridge. It's gotta be cold and red inside.

    1. Having cooked literally thousands of steaks over the past 45 years, I like a porterhouse or ribeye as well, USDA prime, dry aged, 1 1/2 inches thick, seasoned only with kosher or sea salt, and cooked over a hot charcoal, not briquets, fire. Get a good crust and then move to cooler part of grill. Then put on pepper and garlic(garlic tastes bitter if it burns) and let rest 3-5 minutes. That's how we do it in Tallahassee.

      1. Same way, more or less. Room temperature steak, salt and pepper, and a hot cast-iron pan with a tiny bit of oil.

        1. Olive oil and steak seasoning on top sirloin.
          Grilled to medium rare and left to rest while I eat a salad.
          Nice glass of red wine.


          1. sprinkled with s & p, and then thrown into a screaming hot pan with melted butter and oil for about 30 seconds on each side.

            I like mine blood rare and rested. I also like to mash my baked potato into the blood/juices that run out of the steak

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              1. re: bitsubeats

                amen to that.

                those juices make the ultimate baked potato - and now the only time i ever want a baked potato is with a rare, juicy steak.