Pan Frying Steak
To pan fry steak: Two to twelve-ounce ribeye steaks, at least 1 inch in thickness. About one tablespoon olive oil for every pound of meat. Put steaks into a shallow pan.
Heat oil on medium heat. Add onion and season with salt. Saute until slightly softened, about three minutes. Add garlic and mushrooms; saute until mushrooms start to become tender, about four minutes.
Remove steaks from the pan and pat them dry. Season each steak with salt and pepper and place on paper towels to absorb any excess oil. Set aside.
Set up the skillet. Pour enough oil into the pan to cover the steaks. Close lid of skillet. Turn heat to medium high. Add onions and garlic and saute for about two minutes, until soft. Add mushrooms, and saute until mushrooms start to get tender, another two minutes.
Turn off heat and add steak. Sear steak on all sides until well browned. Serve immediately. If the steak is not as well browned as you would like, add some olive oil to the pan. Turn heat back to medium high, and add onion and garlic.
Once steak is browned, you will need to flip it over to cook steak evenly. You do this by turning the steak over and using your fingers to hold both sides together. Close lid and cook for one minute to allow steam to escape.
Repeat process for steaks that are not browned well. When you are done with all steaks cooking, drain them well. and rinse with cold water. Drain thoroughly before serving. Serve steaks hot.
For best results when pan frying steak, make sure the steaks are all of equal thickness. and weight. Steaks should be at room temperature before using pan frying methods.
The pan-frying method is perfect for larger pieces of meat. Place steaks on a skillet, then add oil to cover. Close lid and cook for one minute or more, turning occasionally to keep the steaks from sticking. This cooking process will cook the steak evenly.
You do not have to use oil every time you fry your steak. You can also substitute a mixture of oil with water for the oil, such as egg white and lemon juice. This is known as the egg wash. and works great for steaks that you would usually marinade.
Steaks that are not marinated are used frequently. To cook steaks that are not marinated, marinate in water overnight, and then fry in oil, as described above.
This gives steak the flavor that you want.
After frying the steaks, remove them from the oil, let cool on a wire rack and serve. This is called steaming. Use a large metal pan to hold the steaks, or a wok for smaller steaks.
The next step is to finish your fish recipe. Use a large metal pan or pot. Bring the pot of water to boil, bring to a boil, add salt and stir fry the fish, then drain, strain, and serve.
This type of cooking is not appropriate for small to medium size fish. Use a pot or skillet for these fish. If cooking a lot of fish, set up a pressure cooker to ensure that the fish is properly cooked.
If using a pressure cooker, place the steaks on a plate, cover with plastic wrap, add ice and cover for about fifteen minutes. then remove the cover and place in the pressure cooker. Then use the pressure cooker timer to turn the stove off.
Cooking steak in a pan makes it easy to take care of. All you have to do is wipe off any excess oil, turn on the stove, wait fifteen minutes, and then place on the dinner table.
This type of cooking is fun and inexpensive. The pan frying steak is not only good for cooking, but it is also very simple to do, especially if you cook a lot of fish. !