Use olive oil with lots of chopped olives, nuts, onion, garlic etc. in it. Sauté it with the steak.
Sake or white wine
Take the beef out of the refrigerator and bring to room temperature.
Bash the meat with a meat tenderizer or a fork. Push the bashed meat back to its original shape. This cuts up the muscle fibers, so even thick steak becomes tender.
Salt and pepper both sides lightly (using Krazy Salt) and rub in lots of olive oil. When you salt meat it shrinks, so just marinate it for about 10 minutes.
Heat up a frying pan, and when it is smoking lightly add the beef fat and melt it. Add the steak and pan fry it. Once you put the steak in the frying pan, don't touch it.
Turn the steak over after 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the steak over again once the juice from it runs clear, and cook the other side once more.
Pour in olive oil infused with nuts and olives (optional). If you don't have this, just finish cooking the steak as is.
Transfer the cooked steak to a tray or something. This is the remaining juice in the frying pan. We'll make gravy with this.
Add sake or white wine to the juices and heat.
Bring it to a boil. When the alcohol has evaporated and the sauce is tasty.
The gravy is done! Pour the gravy on the steak to finish!
How to pan fry the steak: Fry on one side for 3 to 4 minutes, turn over and cook for 4 minutes. When the juices from the meat start to seep out from the surface, turn over and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
Story Behind this Recipe
I made it for lunch at the office. I aimed for something that could be made with just a few ingredients that are inexpensive but tasty!
The most important thing is to cut the muscle fibers. The other important thing is to marinate the meat in oil. And then just season lightly with Krazy Salt. Before you put the meat in the frying pan, heat the pan until it's smoking lightly. This burns off any impurities in the pan and prevents the beef from getting any unnecessary burns.