How to chooes your steak

Before we get started with cooking you need to pick out the steak. Being this article is  geared for people who just want an easy simple meal I think the best steaks to use are shell or t bone steaks from the supermarket. The most important thing to look for is the thickness of the steak. Usually the expensive butcher's steaks are  too thick (over 1 in.) they will not cook all the way if you just cook it two minutes on each side, you have to finish it in an oven.  That's too time consuming for me, I want my steak now! Additionally if the steak is too thin it will be way over cooked you're going to turn your steak into jerky. So I have found the sweet spot to be a steak around 1/2 in. thick to 3/4 in. thick  for cooking  2 minutes on each side.


Step 1.  Get you cast iron skillet out and put  on the stove on the highest setting for 15-20 minutes.

Step 2.  Put some salt  on the steak  and throw it in the pan for 2 minutes on each side. I find this  time will make the steak medium rare. I prefer to use kitchen thongs to flip the steak it makes it a lot easier.

Step 3. Remove steak  put some more salt on it and  coat with a little butter if you wish. Let it sit for five minutes.

Step 4.  Eat your  delicious steak.


Cooking you steak this ways is going to get smokey their is no way around it I don't care how powerful your range is  you still going to fill the room with smoke.


If your worried about under cooking your steak I would recommend you get a meat thermometer so you can have piece of mind. Here is guidlines to the tempture to cook your steak. Also keep in mind that the steak will continue to cook after you take it off the pan, the tempture will usually rise around 5 degrees.

  • Very Rare  – 120°
  • Rare  – 125°
  • Medium-Rare  – 130° – 135°
  • Medium  – 140° – 145°
  • Medium-Well  – 150° – 155°
  • Well-Done  – 160°