Alton Brown's Cast Iron Steak
Steaks of your choice
Place a large well-seasoned cast iron fry pan in the oven and heat oven to 500 degrees. Keep pan in oven 10-12 minutes after 500 degrees is reached; pan should smoke lightly. While pan is heating, lightly oil top and bottom of steaks with a good olive oil; season top side to taste. Turn gas cooktop on high and move pan from oven to burner. Place steaks seasoned side up in pan. The steak should sizzle immediately. Brown 30-60 seconds depending on the thickness. Flip the steak and repeat same length of time.
Remove from stove top and return to oven; cook 6 – 10 minutes depending on thickness for medium; a bit less for medium rare.
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