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How to Cook a Steak Medium Well in an Electric Skillet

author image Chris Callaway
Chris Callaway started writing professionally in 2007 and has worked as sports editor, managing editor and senior editor of "The Racquet" as well as written for the "La Crosse Tribune" and other newspapers in western Wisconsin. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a Bachelor of Arts in English and communications.
How to Cook a Steak Medium Well in an Electric Skillet
Cooking a steak to medium-well takes some timing as well as accurate meat thermometer. Photo Credit: Comstock/Stockbyte/Getty Images

If weather, location or the fact that you don't own a grill is keeping you from cooking steak, you can cook the meat from the convenience of your kitchen on an electric skillet. The meat will not have the grill lines that may leave the steak aesthetically pleasing, but the skillet can still cook your food thoroughly. Cooking a steak to medium-well takes some timing as well as an accurate meat thermometer.

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Step 1

Preheat the skillet to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, as you want to make sure that the skillet is hot so that your steak will sear. Toss a few droplets of water onto the skillet and if they sizzle and bead, the skillet is hot enough for cooking.

Step 2

Season both sides of the steak while the skillet is preheating, and then place the steak on the skillet when the skillet is hot. Many people like using pre-made steak seasonings, while some people prefer just a little salt and pepper. Cover the skillet so that the fat from the steak does not spatter, leaving a corner open so air can circulate.

Step 3

Cook one side of the steak until it has a nice dark sear. For a 1-inch thick steak, you should cook it for approximately seven minutes.

Step 4

Flip the steak with a pair of tongs. Reduce the heat to 300 F and brown the other side with the cover ajar for about six minutes or until it reaches the desired doneness. The internal temperature of a medium-well steak should be between 150 and 155 F on an internal meat thermometer.

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