How to cook on a cast iron skillet. Cast iron skillet cooking. Cooking with cast iron cookware.
Cast iron is one of the most popular materials for cooking food, and many restaurants use cast iron skillets to cook delicious, juicy steaks. Cast iron heats up quickly, releases foods easily, and maximizes flavor by perfectly browning its contents. Unlike many other fry pans, cast iron can also be safely transferred from stovetop to oven. Additionally, when properly seasoned, cast iron is relatively nonstick, 100% chemical-free, and will not damage foods as you cook them. Cast iron can also be used with electric, gas, or induction heat and is very easy to clean. With all of these things in mind, it is easy to see why a cast iron skillet is the perfect tool for cooking a high-quality steak.
Tired of overcooking steaks on the stovetop? If you’re using a regular ol’ pan the whole time, you’ll likely end up with a tasteless black crust by the time the middle reaches the right temperature. Oftentimes, the interior will end up overcooked. Not anymore!
Using this sear and bake technique with high heat and a cast-iron skillet, you’ll end up with a flavorful crust and juicy interior every time.
I’ve been cooking my steaks this way for the past several years and love it. As long as you follow the easy steps and set a timer, it’s pretty much foolproof!