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Steak - Grill or Pan?

I prefer a Cast Iron Steak but a recent Facebook posting by a friend brought up the controversy.

Where do you stand?

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  1. grill. period. but then I have a plentiful source of hardwood and wild grape vines I can forage. so if I was in an apartment I'd be ok with a well considered (garlic and olive oiled) cast iron. but given a choice...

    1. If I can't grill it my second choice would be to broil it.

      1. Charcoal grill (first choice)

        Cast Iron Pan, seared on both sides, then finished off in the oven (second choice)

        Broiling (third choice)

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          yeah, but I think I'd violently sear and then throw under the broil

        2. Grill, broil, pan-fry in that order. I just find pan fried steak too greasy on the palate.

          1. jfood brings his gas weber as hot as he can an grills. excellent grill marks and he can achieve his rare to med-rare with a nice crust.