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TIGERFANZZ
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Pan searing a ribeye for the first time...



I've always grilled (charcoal or gas) my steaks but thinking hard about trying it in the cast iron skillet. I checked out the Alton Brown method-pre heat skillet in a 500 degree oven, place skillet on high heat burner, put in steak, sear for 30 seconds on each side, put in oven for 2 minutes per side). The only question I have is which cast iron skillet to use, flat bottom or one with grill-type bottom? Any other suggestions or tips appreciated. TIA






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CITWTT
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Flat bottom, more surface area of the steak gets the heat applied to it.





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Venelar
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Did it for the first time this week (NY strips). Flat bottom skillet and it came out great.





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BottomlandBrew
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Any other suggestions or tips appreciated


Take the batteries out of your smoke detector and open the windows.






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bthomp1
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Take the batteries out of your smoke detector and open the windows.








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Dead Mike
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This is the method that I use. I use safflower oil for the higher smoke point than canola, but it still smokes up my whole apartment. Definitely open some windows and deactivate your smoke detector. Yields a damn good steak, though.





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CHEDBALLZ
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Open the window and doors and put the fans on.





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Joe Joe Joe
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In before microwave





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TIGERFANZZ
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BEST steak I've ever cooked myself, followed the flip times and came out perfectly med rare with a nice seared crust. Did another one and left it an additional minute on each side and it was perfect medium. Used the flat skillet and it worked great! Smoked up the outdoor kitchen a little but the vent, open window, and fan took care of that.





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snoggerT
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Alton brown actually later retracted the need for oil in that method. Let the steak sit for 5 minutes or so after you salt them and the moisture drawn to the surface will keep it from sticking.





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LSUAfro
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Alton brown actually later retracted the need for oil in that method


Correct. Don't use oil. Don't need it.






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