Best Way To Cook a Steak? Chime in you Knuckleheads!
My first W-2 Job (Taxpaying Job :vs_mad:) was at a Steakhouse as a dishwasher at 15 years old. I remember I had to get a "work permit" which still baffles me as to why, and I rode my bike to work...but I digress. Over the next 3 years I worked my way up from Dishwasher, Prep Cook, Fry Cook then my Senior year in High School I was promoted to Steak Cook and after graduation the summer before college, I worked as many hours as I could as the youngest full time cook in this restaurants history.
After college Mrs S and I got married, my parents wanted to know what gift I wanted, I told them a Weber Grill! I am on my 3rd Weber and I have gone through 1 Original New Braunfels Competition Smoker and also use my Weber Propane Grill regularly. I made my living in the Building Materials Bidness but one of my passions is Grilling, Smoking and Cooking.
I love steaks! I've cooked them many different ways, but I have determined that the "Best" and most Consistent way to cook a steak is outside on a grill in a 50+year old Iron Skillet using Bacon Grease and Butter.
My Go-To Recipe as of late is to buy some relatively thick steaks, (at least 1"), dry age them in the refrigerator for a week or so until they lose about 15-20% of their weight due to water loss. Fire up a Grill and get my best Cast Iron Skillet SMOKING HOT. Add some frozen Bacon Grease to the Skillet and Sear both sides of the Steaks for about 4 minutes. Melt some butter and drizzle it on the steaks for about 2 minutes after the sear. Let rest for about 8-10 minutes then ENJOY!
Tonight's steaks are inexpensive "Center Cut" Sirloins that I've had in the fridge dry-aging for 6 days and dusted with Tony's Seasoning;
My favorite Steak Skillet is a Griswold 10" Perfectly Seasoned 50+ year old made in Erie PA Iron Skillet!
Let's hear your favorite Go-To Steak recipe!