Cooking the Steak
Add the steak to your hot skillet or pan and press it down making sure it gets good contact with the pan. Once it gets a good sear going then flip, follow the below guide for how long to cook on each side depending on doneness preferences.
Rare: 2-3 minutes
Medium Rare: 3-4 minutes
Medium: 4-5 minutes
Well Done: 5-6 minutes
The way steak is prepared is ultimately up to the person, so cooking yourself will depend on what your preference is. These are the four most common levels of doneness of steak and the internal temperatures for each. If you don’t have a meat thermometer you can also do a feel test.
Rare: Soft and cool to the touch (120-125°F or 49-52°C).
Medium Rare: Gently yielding to the touch (130-135°F or 54-57°C).
Medium: Firm with a slight bounce (140-145°F or 60-63°C).
Well Done: Firm with minimal bounce (160°F or 71°C and above).