Master the Art of the Perfect Sear with These Expert Tips
Q: How do you get the best sear on a steak?
A: Pat dry – use paper towels to pat the steaks dry to get a perfect sear and reduce oil splatter. Season generously – just before cooking steaks, sprinkle both sides liberally with salt and pepper. Preheat the pan on medium and brush with oil. Using just 1/2 Tbsp oil reduces splatter. Read More
Q: Why am I not getting a good sear on steak?
A: The first reason may be that the pan is not hot enough. A hot cast iron skillet will instantly begin searing steak. Medium-high heat will cook steak but isn't enough for searing. The second reason is likely that the steak is sticking or you are flipping it too soon. Read More
Q: What is the secret to cooking a perfect steak?
A: So - assuming you're starting with some delicious straight-from-the-farm grass-fed steaks - here are my Top 10 tips: Defrost your steak (in less than an hour)... Don't cook a cold steak... Pat your steaks dry before cooking... Don't over-season your steak... Use the right cooking oil... Use the right pan and make sure it is very hot. Read More