Food - Drink
Why You Shouldn't Add Extra Oil When Cooking Steak
By ERIN SHAW
When preparing a perfect steak, there are many tricks to consider that aren't always intuitive, such as not washing the meat. As for cooking, the biggest thing to consider is the oil and fat ratio.
While adding extra oil to a pan seems like a good way to prevent the meat from sticking, it can result in greasy steaks. A half teaspoon or less of cooking oil should do the trick, and in addition, moving the steak around multiple times is not recommended — the goal is to turn the meat only once.
When grilling a steak, oil should not be added at all. The trick with the stove top and grill methods is to ensure the cooking surface is super hot before putting the meat down, so it will sear nicely and be easier to turn when it's time.