You can easily use your electric griddle to make the perfect, tender, and juicy steak that bursts with flavour. All you need to do is to season your steak and cook it using your electric griddle. You can pair your steak with different side dishes and you will have a perfect dinner.
The process is very easy and quick. You can use this method if you have a dinner date or if you are hosting a dinner party.
Here is what you will need to prepare and cook steak on an electric griddle:
Equipment and utensils
- Electric griddle
- Cooking tongs
- Black pepper
- Any other steak seasoning (optional)
- Prepare the steak: Remove the steak from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature for at least 30 minutes before cooking
- Season your steak: After it has come to room temperature, sprinkle with salt, black pepper, and any other preferred steak seasoning
- Preheat your electric griddle to 300 degrees Fahrenheit
- Place the steak on your electric griddle and cook for about 3 minutes on each side. Continue to cook flipping until your desired doneness
- Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes before you enjoy your steak. Resting allows the juices to redistribute and the residual heat will continue to cook your steak
How to pick your steak?
- Look for a steak that has a deep red color.
- The steak should appear moist but not wet.
- The edges of the steak should be even rather than ragged
- Check for medium marbling, this means that the steak should have little streaks of fat running through the meat. The fat melts when heated, which bastes itself as it cooks
- The steak should not have too many connectivity tissues. The connectivity tissues make the steak chewy
What are the recommended cuts of steak?
Boneless cuts work best for an electric griddle. The cut should be 1 inch thick. However, you can still use thicker steaks and bone-in and still get good results.
Boneless steak is recommended because it cooks evenly compared to a bone-in steak when using an electric griddle. This is because an electric griddle cooks it faster and the inside of the steak will cook more slowly. If you use a too thick steak, this means that the outside will burn before the inside cooks as desired.
The recommended cuts include:
- Ribeye steak
- Filet Mignon
- Top Sirloin
- New York Strip Steak
Recommended internal temperature for steak
Cooking times of steak will depend on the size, shape, and desired doneness. You can use a meat thermometer or an instant-read thermometer to test for doneness. You are required to insert the thermometer through the side of the steak and make sure that the tip of the thermometer is in the center. It should not touch fat or bone.
You will want to remove the steak from the electric griddle when the thermometer reading is 5 degrees Fahrenheit lower than your desired doneness. This is because you will allow the steak to rest 5 to 10 minutes before eating and the temperature will continue to rise while you allow your steak to rest
The following are the recommended temperature for different doneness:
- Rare: 125 degrees Fahrenheit or cool red center
- Medium Rare: 135 degrees Fahrenheit or a warm red center
- Medium: 145 degrees Fahrenheit or a warm pink center
- Medium Well: 150 degrees Fahrenheit or slightly pink center
- Well Done: 160 degrees Fahrenheit or little to no pink center
It is important to use a thermometer because color alone is not a perfect indicator for different doneness.
Resting the steak
If you want to get a tender, juicy steak then you should allow it to rest after you have finished preparing it. Resting should take place on your electric griddle after you have attained your desired doneness and you have switched off your electric griddle.
Resting allows the juices in the steak to redistribute and the residual heat to continue to cook your steak. The recommended time duration for resting the steak is 5 minutes if you use 1-inch thick steak cuts.
How to cut steak after resting
After the steak has rested, you will want to cut it across the grain. This will create a shorter meat fiber, thus making it tender and easier to chew. The grains on the steak are the long striations that run across the steak, which is normally from tip to tip. You should cut across them. There are instances that you will be required to move the steak slightly as you cut across the grain.
What simple side dishes will pair with the steak?
Here are a few perfect side dishes that pair well with the above recipe:
- Baked potatoes stuffed with bacon and cheese
- Glazed carrots that are coated with brown sugar topping
- Baked sweet potatoes topped with butter and cinnamon
- Broccoli salad: It contains broccoli, bacon, red onions, sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and cheese
As indicated above, cooking steak on an best electric griddle is quick and easy. You are guaranteed to get delicious results. You can also marinate your steak to add extra flavour and make your meal more interesting.