Frying the perfect steak, especially fillet steak is a mission. I usually slice my fillet steak into 1cm thickness and fry it as is but that’s boring, so I tried this method for a 500g fillet and the results were beautiful: perfect for a dinner setting. I used kudu steak which has less fat than beef.
Ingredients (serves 4+)
500g fillet steak
2 table spoons crushed himalayan salt
2 Table spoons crushed black pepper
4 Tablespoons cayenne pepper
4 table spoons Extra-Virgin Olive oil
4 Table spoons unsalted butter/coconut oil for frying
Method: 30 Minutes
Take your fillet steak and sprinkle the salt, pepper and cayenne pepper on it. Rub it in with your hands. Sprinkle the olive oil and let it sit.
Heat a pan over medium to hot setting on the stove. Put in 2 Tablespoons of butter or coconut oil then add your fillet steak. Once the one side is browned, turn it around and fry the other side – add the rest of the butter. Once nicely browned – reduce the heat to a medium setting. Cover the pan with a lid and leave to cook for 10 Minutes. This will give you a medium rare result. To cook it to medium well/well done – cover and cook for 20 Minutes. NB: Take care to turn it every 5 Minutes so that it cooks evenly while covered.
Voila! Enjoy 🙂