How to Pan Fry the Perfect Steak

One of my favorite meals to cook for myself is a pan fried steak. Steak is a tricky food to get right, but I have perfected my method for cooking one. This step-by-step instruction will explain in detail how to pan fry a steak for yourself.

This tutorial is for people with prior cooking experience and should not be attempted by anyone who does not feel comfortable in the kitchen. This is a very precise and time sensitive process that could easily turn into a tough, leathery disaster. But this steak is surprisingly easy to prepare as long as you properly prepare and follow each step.

Step 1: Tools and Ingredients:
Here is a list of supplies you will need to cook your steak.


A Stove
One frying pan suitable for the size of your steak
a knife
a plate
A clock or timer


One steak
Olive oil
Fresh Garlic (or Garlic Powder)

Step 2: Shopping for a Steak :
The first step is to locate the steak that you wish to cook. The steak I chose was a 8oz Kobe Petite Sirloin steak. It is small enough for one person and a relatively inexpensive cut of meat. Find a steak that looks tasty to you! If you have the money for a nice New York Steak go for it, but for this tutorial we will be working with a petite sirloin steak.