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Jax007
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steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet

how long do I need to cook it?

Do I brown it on the skillet then broil for three minutes?

TIA for the Recs


BottomlandBrew
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
Guess it depends on the thickness, but my normal routine is 1 minute each side, then in a 500 degree oven for 1.5-2.5 mins per side. I'm pretty anal about temperature and will take it out when they reach the target temps.


Hugo Stiglitz
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
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but my normal routine is 1 minute each side, then in a 500 degree oven for 1.5-2.5 mins per side. I'm pretty anal about temperature and will take it out when they reach the target temps.

this is actually about the best advice the OP is going to get.

Make sure to get that Skillet as hot as possible.


Dav
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
Get skillet screaming hot
Sear steak for 1 min then flip and repeat
Throw skillet in oven at 500 degrees for 3 min.

Perfect steak


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Jax007
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
So put on the skillet at its hottest point for about a minute.

then put in the oven on broil at high temp. for another minute or two


Jax007
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
thanks!!


Jax007
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
question.. I am doing this at my gf's. She has an electric stovetop.

Does that make a difference?


CITWTT
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
Not on broil in the oven, on bake at 450-500F.


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Darla Hood
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
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So put on the skillet at its hottest point for about a minute.

Per side.


Sherman Klump
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
Does an electric stove top get hot enough? And do you put anything on the skillet pre steak?
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TheEnglishman
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
there are lots of threads on this topic. Did you search. Some really good info on here.


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Dav
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
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question.. I am doing this at my gf's. She has an electric stovetop. Does that make a difference?


It shouldn't Heat is heat. As long as the skillet is smoking hot you'll be fine.

Speaking of smoke, be prepared for a lot of it. Turn on the vents before you sear the steak.


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BottomlandBrew
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
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So put on the skillet at its hottest point for about a minute.


Yeah. To make sure my skillet is heated I keep it in the oven while it's getting up to 500. I take it out and put the it on the burner on high for a few more minutes. It should look and feel like it has just fallen through the atmosphere.

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Speaking of smoke, be prepared for a lot of it.


This. Gonna smoke big time.
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Dav
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
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To make sure my skillet is heated I keep it in the oven while it's getting up to 500. I take it out and put the it on the burner on high for a few more minutes.


Good idea. Will have to start trying this.


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PBeard
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
Watch Alton

I use grapeseed oil and finish with butter

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Kajungee
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
Finish with a Pepper Cream sauce.

And one of the best things I ever learned.


The finger test for doneness

Image: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3-d7fWKsrZA/ULi9_HvC-6I/AAAAAAAAOt4/BrSx80I4kRU/s1600/how+to+test+steak+done-ness.jpg


CC
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
Preheat your skillet in the broiler. Season a room temperature steak with salt and pepper. After about 5 minutes, drop your steak into the skillet and put it back into the broiler. Cooking time depends on the thickness of the meat and desired donness. I remove mine from the broiler at 3 minutes, remove it from the skillet and rest it on a warm plate for 2 minutes. If the skillet is hot and you use the broiler there is no reason to turn it.


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Rohan2Reed
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
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The finger test for doneness


That didn't work at all for me. My hands don't have enough meat on them I guess.


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Gaston
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Dirty Coast
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
Don't dry rub it if that's what you do for the grill. Only salt and pepper since excess seasoning will burn in the pan. Pat of butter on the last flip in the oven is a nice touch.


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Patrick_Bateman
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Member since Jan 2012
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re: steak question: never cooked steak on cast iron skillet
1. Bring steak to room temperature. Salt steak.
2. Put skillet (without steak) in oven.
3. Heat oven as high as possible (mine goes to 550).
4. Remove skillet from oven and place on stove at high heat. Grind fresh black pepper on each side of steak, then put the steak in the skillet (on the stove).
5. Let the steak cook undisturbed for 90 seconds, then flip it for another 90 seconds. Add a little butter to the skillet if desired. Next, put it in the oven for 90 seconds on each side.
6. After removing steak from oven, allow it to rest on a plate for ~5 minutes (I make a foil tent). Add a pat of butter if desired. For additional deliciousness (and unhealthiness), you can also pour some of the juices from the skillet over the steak.

7. Enjoy!

My way is easy to remember: 90-90-90-90. Turns out just right. If it's a ribeye, I may allow a little more oven time (maybe 30 additional seconds per side).
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