Cooking a steak is one of the most basic cooking techniques you can do. To make it right, you need to know how long to cook it for. The following guide will take you through the steps of cooking your steak and provide advice on what temperature should be reached, as well as how long it should be cooked for.
The steak should be allowed to rest for at least 10 minutes in a warm place before serving.
The steak should be allowed to rest for at least 10 minutes in a warm place before serving. The resting time allows juices to be reabsorbed, which will make your steak more tender and flavorful. If you cut into the steak too soon, juices will run out and make it dry and tough.
The temperature of the steak should reach around 55 degrees Celsius before you begin cooking it.
The time you cook your steak will depend on the thickness of your piece of steak. For each centimetre of thickness, you should cook the steak at least one minute.
The temperature of your medium rare piece of meat should reach around 55 degrees Celsius before you begin cooking it.
For each centimetre of thickness, you should cook the steak at least one minute.
If you’re cooking a steak that is more than one centimetre thick, you should add an extra minute for each additional centimetre. This means that a two-inch piece of steak will need to cook for at least two minutes and 30 seconds.
If your meat is very thin (under one inch), it can be cooked quickly enough that the inside stays rare while the outside turns brown and crispy. If this is your preference, then simply cook your steak until it reaches medium rare–about 120 degrees Fahrenheit–and serve immediately!
Cooking time depends on the thickness of your piece of steak.
Cooking time depends on the thickness of your piece of steak. If you have a thick piece, you should cook it for longer than a thin one.
You can use this simple formula:
Cooking time = 1 minute for every centimetre (2/5 inch) of thickness
We hope you found our guide helpful and now have more confidence in cooking steak. We know it can be a little daunting at first, but if you follow our tips and tricks then we promise that soon enough you’ll be creating perfect medium rare steaks every time!