In this pan-fried steak recipe, you'll have a restaurant-quality steak in under 10 minutes.
Dovetailing Tip: Try topping the steaks with a pat of the Matre d' Butter you made for Meal 1.
|2||strip beef steaks (about 1 inch thick)|
|freshly ground black pepper|
|1 to 2 teaspoon||unsalted butter|
Bring the steaks to room temperature.
Heat a 10- or 12-inch cast-iron skillet over high heat. Season the steaks liberally with salt and pepper. Seconds before adding a steak, drop 1/2 teaspoon of the butter into the pan and immediately top with the steak. Repeat with the remaining steak. Sear for 3 minutes without moving the steak (to form a crust). Turn and cook for 2 minutes for rare or 3 to 4 for medium rare. Remove the steaks from the pan and let them rest on a board or platter for a few minutes before serving.