When I was 12 I tried to be a vegetarian. I lasted no more than two days. I just love meat. Steak, chicken, pork chops, double bacon cheeseburgers. I just couldn’t. My husband is also a serious meat-eater. I meal is not a meal without meat. Wednesday night I was getting ready to start the grill when it started raining, not just drizzling, it was pouring rain. No grilling for me. So I turned to the next best way, cooking the steaks on the stove.
I use a cast iron pan, it gets a nice even temperature. First pour about half a table-spoon of oil into the cold pan. Take a paper towel and coat the entire bottom of the pan. Turn burner on medium-high.
When the pan is nice and hot and put the salt & peppered steaks in. Press down on the steaks to make sure all of the surface is on the pan and getting nice and seared. Do not flip yet. Wait a good 3-4 minutes until a nice crispy layer has formed.
Then prop your steaks on the sides to render down that fat cap. Let them cook for about a minute.
Then cook them on their raw sides. When you put the steaks down toss in a half a tablespoon of butter and baste those babies as they cook.
Let the steak cook for about 3-4 minutes or until your steak is at its desired doneness. And that’s that. Let it rest for a few minutes to retain its juices and then enjoy.