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Lambdatiger1989
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What do you use when you sear your steak?
I usually use butter in my cast iron skillet to sear, but I was out so i used olive oil. I have to say, it was bit more exciting with the flare ups, but I think ilike the butter flavor better.


AlmaDawg
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re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
Butter and finely diced garlic clove.


CHEDBALLZ
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re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
Canola Oil..... its has one of the highest flash points


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coolpapaboze
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re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
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Butter and finely diced garlic clove.

If you get your skillet hot enough to sear a steak, you're going to burn the garlic, no?


Dandy Lion
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re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
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If you get your skillet hot enough to sear a steak, you're going to burn the garlic, no?
and burnt garlic is poison. Careful, Alma.
This post was edited on 1/20 at 7:17 pm


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Tbobby
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re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
I trim some fat off the steak and rub it in the hot pan just before adding the steak.


Lambdatiger1989
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re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
That sounds pretty good, but these filets had none


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Dandy Lion
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re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
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I trim some fat off the steak and rub it in the hot pan just before adding the steak.
This is the right answer, IMO. A big ole hunk of acorn fed pig fat is the absolute best.


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BottomlandBrew
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re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
I use sunflower oil. has a pretty good smoke point.


Janky
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re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
Fire. About 600-700 degrees.


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TypoKnig
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re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
If you are searing a steak in butter, you are doing it wrong. Butter would burn before you get the pan hot enough.
This post was edited on 1/20 at 8:44 pm


Celery
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re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
canola


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TheEnglishman
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re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
Why would you need anything??

I sear till it releases from the pan.


jmtigers
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Member since Sep 2003
4730 posts

re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
Beef fat, clarified butter, or vegetable oil. Brush on the steak before searing. Pat steak dry before applying. Water is the enemy. You want to sear not steam the steak. I also pepper late in the game. I dont want burnt pepper on my steak.
This post was edited on 1/20 at 10:18 pm


TexasTiger05
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Member since Aug 2007
28252 posts

re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
Canola oil because of the high smoke point. I'll put a pat of butter on top when I put the steak in the oven


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Lambdatiger1989
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Member since Jan 2012
1236 posts

re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
Sorry clarified butter is what I would normally use. You can get it a lot hotter than normal butter


nevilletiger79
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re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
Infrared grill...750 degrees two minutes a side...


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OTIS2
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re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
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Why would you need anything?? I sear till it releases from the pan.


Extra fat is unnecessary . The steak has enough already.


Ole Geauxt
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re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
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OTIS2
whut would be a good time this am?


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DonChowder
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Member since Dec 2012
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re: What do you use when you sear your steak?
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Pat steak dry before applying. Water is the enemy.
Bingo. Much better sear when you pat it dry first.


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