What is minute steak?
A minute steak (like its name implies) can be brought from the butchers to the serving plate in a matter of minutes. Expertly butchered from the top rump, located on the hind quarter of the animal, this cut of meat is very thin and lean – traditionally a minute steak has little marbling, but our traditional breeds of cattle buck this trend.
How long to cook minute steak?
The small width (usually ¼ inch thick) of a minute steak means they require very little cooking time. The key when cooking minute steak is to cook it quickly over high heat as it can become tough if overcooked. For a medium rare minute steak (our recommended doneness), this will take a total cooking time of 4-6 minutes.
Best way to cook minute steak
- Take your minutes steaks out of the refrigerator about 45 minutes before cooking.
- Remove your meat from the vacuum packaging and pat dry any moisture. Allow it to come up to room temperature.
- Heat a griddle or heavy based frying pan until smoking hot.
- Just prior to cooking, rub olive oil over both sides of the steaks and season with salt and pepper.
- Add your minute steaks to the pan and cook for one minute on each side. The steaks will naturally release from the pan when a crust has formed, so if it adheres to the pan at all, wait a few moments and try again (a rich, golden crust should have formed).
- Continue to flip the steaks back and forth approx. every 30 seconds until cooked.
- Remove the steaks from the pan and leave to rest in a warm place for a minimum of 6 minutes.
- In order to gauge how done your meat is while cooking, you can carry out a quick and reliable finger test to ensure it is medium rare. Gently press the tip of your middle finger to the tip of your thumb. Feel the palm of your hand just below your thumb – this is medium rare. It should feel like your cheek: tender and soft but still fleshy.
Minute steak recipe
Take your steak and onion sandwich to the next level by having a go at this minute steak with golden onions recipe.
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