Lately when I cook steaks, I've been doing a mix of organic olive oil + grass-fed butter ghee + a little bit of water. I find this allows me to cook at a semi-higher temp without burning the meat or the olive oil. The thicker the steak or longer it needs to cook, the more water I sometimes have to add. I usually finish it with a splash of organic soy sauce (wheat-free) in the pan for nice color / salt, then plate and season with pepper.
Does anyone else do a OO+butter+water mix? What else works well? Nom.
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Pre season the meat a few hours ahead with salt, put it closely under a very hot broiler and cook about a total of 7 minutes. I don't add any oils or butter. Hamburgers usually in a pan with some coconut oil to prevent sticking to pan.
I cook everything in an olive oil & butter mixture. Burgers pan-fried in butter/olive oil are awesome, then caramelize onions in the beef fat/olive oil/butter drippings. Only at that point will I deglaze with some water.
The water actually holds the temperature down in the pan.