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Foolproof Cast Iron Steaks


  • Cast Iron Skillet


  • 1 to 1-1/4 inch thick steaks
  • salt or garlic salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Season the steaks with salt and pepper. Set them on the countertop and allow them to come to room temperature.
  • Preheat the skillet on medium high to high heat until it is smoking hot. Once it is smoking hot, add the steaks.
  • Medium rare - 7 minutes on each side
    Medium - 7 and a half minutes on each side
    Medium well - 8 minutes on each side
    Well done - 9 minutes on each side