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Porterhouse Steak in a Skillet

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Category: Beef

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Porterhouse steak, 1 to
  • - 1-1/2" thick
  • 1/4 c Olive oil
  • Black pepper
  • 2 tb Butter
  • 1/2 Lemon, juice of


1. A good thick (1 to 1 1/2 inch) porterhouse easily will feed two to four
people, unless they are starving lumberjacks or threshers. So buy one steak
for every two (or four) people, the day before you plan to cook it. It
benefits by spending a day in a

2. Pour 1/4 cup of the best quality olive oil over eack steak, along with a
generous grind of coarse black pepper. Let the steak marinate,
refrigerated, for 8 to 12 hours, turningoccasionally. If the steak is
frozen, it may take as long as 24 hours to th

3. When you are ready for the best steak that you've ever eaten, heat that
black iron skillet over high heat until it's almost red hot. I use an old
Wagner skillet that's 11 inches across with the ridges on the bottom that
give those great grill marks to

4. Put the steak in the hot skillet and stand back! It's going to sizzle
some, and smoke a little - it could even set off your smoke alarm. Cook the
steak for about 2 minutes, then turn it 90 degrees and cook another 2
minutes. Turn the steak and repeat t

5. If a steak is to be cooked past the rare stage, turn the heat down after
the second position so that the outside won't char before the inside is
cooked to the desired degree ofdoneness. When the steak is well seared,
with a nice crust on one side, tur

6. Remove the cooked steak to a heated serving platter. Remove the pan
from the heat to cool slightly, then return to low heat and add 2
tablespoons butter and the juice of half a lemon to make a simple
lemon-butter sauce that adds a nice zip to the flav

7. If you are using a black iron skillet with the ridges on the bottom,
stirring with a basting brush will help mix the lemon butter and, at the
same time, incorporate the steak drippings that have drained down between
the ridges of the skillet. Pour the

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