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What’s the best way to fry beef without it going tough?

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    June 29, 2016

    The steak has to be 100% dry and room temperature. I add olive oil and butter to my pan and fry it until as brown as I want it, then either rest or pop into the oven at 180 degrees depending on how you want it. Remember that the more meat is cooked, the tougher it gets. I like mine pink but not bleeding, so I fry it for about 5-10 minutes total, depending on the thickness, and then let it rest for at least 5 minutes.

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      Deon Du toit
      June 30, 2016

      I fully agree. The important factors are room temperature meat, dry with paper towel, heat the pan up very hot and rub with butter or oil before frying. Remember butter burns easily so try oil first until you are comfortable with the process. I use a griddle pan and place it in the oven if meat is thicker. 5 minutes at 180 degrees is fine. Meat must rest before serving, around 5 minutes. Put lemon on cooked meat for great flavour.

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    Retha Burger
    June 28, 2016

    Make sure that the meat is completely dry. Blot it with a paper towel and then let it hang somewhere (normally over the spout of the kitchen tap) so that it can reach room temperature and dry completely. Heat up the pan and pour in a thin layer of oil which you wipe away with a kitchen towel. Now you’re good to go. Bake on the one side until the steak comes loose from the pan, turn over, season and bake on the other side for a minute or two. Transfer to a warm plate and cover with a lid for a few minutes to rest.

  • Tandy Sinclair
    October 22, 2015

    Make sure it is at room temperature before cooking, don’t overcook the beef – a few minutes each side. And rest the beef before serving.

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    Lois Carol Wessels
    October 21, 2015

    Make sure that it has been out of the fridge for a couple of hours and reached room temperature. Brush with Oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper then sear in a very hot dry pan! Turn over when it has browned on the first side. and brown second side. Remove from pan cover with tinfoil for 5 – 10 minutes. Add butter and wine to the pan and pour over meat.
    Serve and enjoy!!!!

  • Claire Allison
    October 21, 2015

    I season my steak first and sear it quickly. Then I pop it in the oven at 180 degrees for about 10 – 12 mins (depending on its thickness and how you like your steak done) and leave it to rest for about 5 mins… Guaranteed juicy, tender steak every time!

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    Renuka Lallbahadur
    October 21, 2015

    Sear it in a hot pan…Add a knob of butter towards the end of cooking. Season with salt and pepper. …leave to rest so that the juices get back into meat

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    Michelle Moller
    October 21, 2015

    Rub the meat with olive oil and pan fry in a hot pan for a few minutes on each side (time depends on how well the meat needs to be cooked). Remove from pan. Rest. Season with salt and cracked pepper.