Things I Learned Over My Years: Pan Sear Steak

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The Boken Online wrote about a great deal for $20 steak at Elysian the other day. I kind of raised my eyebrows after reading it because i'd rather just make my own steak for half that at home and usually takes me 20 minutes.

Of course, this is for most of us living in the city who don't have a grill in the backyard.

It's easily one of my most common dishes that I make for dinner. It's easy to make, if you have the right tools and ingredients. First, get a cast iron pan.

Not stainless. Not non-stick. Cast iron. If you don't own one, here's your excuse to buy one.

Next, get a good steak. Filet or Strip Steak are the only real choices. If you live in Hoboken, I suggest going to Garden of Eden on 2nd and Washington. I, myself, get a nice 10 ounce filet mignon with a 1" cut, which is $19.99 a pound, so it costs me maybe $1.25 an ounce, or $12.

I'll throw in some Golden Yukon potatoes for mashed potatoes, and some asparagus or broccoli, for sides.

Once home, here's the process as taught to me by Alton Brown:

It comes out great every time. I know - you are a skilled chef and can't believe I wrote such a no brainer post. But you would be surprised how many people don't know how to make this. Enjoy!

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