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How to Perfectly Sear a Steak

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This article is brought to you by our friends at Electrolux as part of an ongoing series focusing on seasonal ingredients for the holidays. This month we're talking chocolate.

Today: Get the best sear on your steak -- here's how.


There are few things as satisfying as a perfectly seared thick-cut steak with a browned, crisp crust. And few things that taste as good: That caramelized crust is where a lot of your steak’s flavor is hiding. Getting a good sear is simple if you remember just a few tips. First, always use enough fat, and make sure to get your pan screaming hot before you drop the steak in. And open a window: It will smoke, but isn’t that what makes cooking fun? 

Watch how to get it right, and then apply the technique to every steak you make from this day forward -- your future dinners will thank you. 

This article was brought to you by Electrolux, who's all about great taste and the appliances to help you make beautiful meals in your own kitchen. Learn more here.

Tags: Steak, Weeknight Cooking, Tips & Techniques, Everyday Cooking