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Sliced steak on wood cutting board.

Simple Pan Fried Steak

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: steak, pan fried steak
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 661kcal
Author: Laureen King
perfect, mouthwatering steak made in the frying pan.
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  • 2 thick cut steaks tenderloin, ribeye or New York strip
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary fresh thyme also tastes great
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • Kosher salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Remove steak from refrigerator, pat dry with paper towel.
  • Generously season steak with salt and pepper and let sit at room temperature 20-30 minutes before cooking.
  • In heavy skillet heat olive oil
  • Add steak and sear on medium high heat for 4-5 minutes. Do not move steak around or you won't get a nice sear.
  • Using tongs turn steak, add 2 tablespoons of butter and fresh sprig of rosemary.
  • Ladle melted butter over steak as you sear other side for another 4-5 minutes.
  • Transfer pan to preheated to 350ยบ oven to complete cooking to desired doneness.
  • Well cooked to desired temperature remove from skillet, cover loosely with foil and let rest 5-10 minutes.
  • Top with a little pat of butter before serving (optional)


Calories: 661kcal | Protein: 50g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 205mg | Sodium: 327mg | Potassium: 800mg | Vitamin A: 710IU | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 3.6mg