I loooove a good steak. The trick to getting a "restaurant quality" steak that's juicy inside with a nice crust outside, is searing it.
In this pan fried steak recipe, you'll have that restaurant quality steak in under 10 minutes. There are quite a few "pan fried" recipes out there....but this one is super simple. Simple is good in my house;)
- 2 NY strip steaks, about 1 inch thick (good quality grass-fed if possible)
- coarse salt (I use Diamond Crystal brand)
- black pepper
- 1 to 2 teaspoons ghee
- Bring the steaks to room temperature.
- Heat a 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 ghee into the pan and immediately top with the steak. Repeat with the remaining steaks. 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.
I set them on this rack, but moved them right away to a cutting board to rest, then sliced thin;) Put a little extra dollop of ghee on top of the hot steak....ooohhhh. (That's the sound my husband makes when something's really good.)My steaks were a little thinner than the recipe called for, probably 1/2 inch thick so they were a little overdone at 3 minutes each side, but still juicy and delicious. I also made 4 steaks to have leftovers;) I served them with steamed artichokes and homemade mayo for dipping! Enjoy!
-This recipe is from the Martha Stewart website.