How to Cook Steak on an Electric skillet

How to Cook Steak on an Electric skillet?

How to Cook Steak on an Electric skilletWhen you think of preparing a romantic dinner for your significant other, your heart readily settles for only a juicy and tender steak. Don’t have a grill pan? No worries, this post will explain how to cook steak in an electric skillet. 

If that’s your first time making steak on a griddle or skillet, I will share some tips that will make this first experience quite delightful.  I have six different electric skillet steak recipes, but I will share the easiest one for everyone’s convenience. 


What I like the most about this electric skillet steak recipe because I don’t have to gather many ingredients. There are only a few, such as 

  • 2- big steak cut meat
  • 1-tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3/4-teaspoon black pepper
  • 2-garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 1-teaspoon salt
  • One pinch of thyme
  • 2-tablespoon unsalted butter

How to Cook Steak on Electric Skillet (Step-by-Step Recipe)

Here are some steps to follow for making a mouth-watering steak.

  • Keep steak at room temperature thirty-minutes before cooking. This way, it will come at room temperature.
  • Take your 12-inch skillet and add a tablespoon of oil. Preheating will take only three minutes.
  • Take your steak and dab it’s both sides with pepper and salt. Put the steak in the skillet. If you have a 16-inch Presto Electric skillet, it provides room for both pieces simultaneously.
  • With the help of metal tongs, you need to press steak a little, so its bottom surfaces directly contact the skillet.
  • Cook steak on an electric skillet for almost three-five minutes or until it turns brown. The temperature must be medium.
  • Turn the side of the steak and cook another side for almost five more minutes.
  • Add butter, garlic, and thyme to the pan. Tilt pan, so butter moves from one end of the pan to another. 
  • Spoon butter over steak on the griddle. Reduce heat from medium to low level—Cook steak for two minutes.
  • Transfer to a plate and wait for five minutes and then cut it and enjoy.

Important Points

  • Always pick a premium cut steak for a particular event meal serving.
  • Never sprinkle too much salt; it will ruin the taste.
  • Always add butter at the end; if you add it when the steak is undone, it may add a burning smell.
  • You should tap-dry steak before cooking on an electric skillet so that you always get a crispy exterior.
  • Although you can set the temperature on an electric skillet, I suggest you use an instant-read thermometer. Sometimes, when you cook steak on an electric skillet, you can rely on the temperature from its indicator. Uneven heat distribution may reduce the taste of skillet, so you get a better thermometer.
  • You can use this recipe for any electric skillet, but cast-iron electric skillet has a heavy base suitable for making juicy steaks.


How long does it take to cook steak in an electric skillet?

Electric skillet steak will be ready in only 45 minutes.

What should be the temperature for cooking steak on a skillet?

The temperature of steak should be based on your choice of steak doneness. If you need the cool red center of the meat, then cook it at 125 degrees F. For warm red center/medium-rare temperature should be set at 135 degrees F. Turn knob at 145 degrees, when you like to taste warm pink center, while you can have medium well at 150 degrees Fahrenheit. Those who don’t want any pink should cook steak on an electric skillet at 160 degrees.

How to Serve?

You can serve steak cooked on an electric skillet with rice, steak sauce, mashed potatoes.

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