A flat iron steak is a steak cut from the shoulder of the cow. The cut of meat the steak comes from is dissected by a band of tough connective tissue, and scientists figured out a way to remove it and create the flat iron steak.
Flat iron steak is suitable for grilling and pan frying. It can benefit from marinating and should not be cooked past medium for best texture and taste.
Food.com offers a recipe for grilled flat-iron steak, and MarthaStewart.com features a recipe for seared flat-iron steak with wine sauce. You can cook either recipe in a cast-iron skillet or heavy-bottomed skillet or on a grill.
To bake steak in the oven, place it on a pre-heated skillet or broiler pan and broil it in the oven for approximately 15 minutes. For extra tenderness and flavor, coat the steaks in oil and seasoning before broiling.
A T-bone steak that is at least 1-inch thick should cook in a pre-heated, oven-safe pan at 450 degrees Fahrenheit between six and nine minutes depending on the level of rareness desired. Many restaurants prepare steaks in this manner.
To prepare a T-bone steak in the oven, put the steak in a pan, and later transfer it into an oven, where it finishes most of the cooking process. Add any black pepper at the end to prevent burning.
To pan-sear a steak on the stovetop, cook it on high heat for approximately three minutes per side, depending on desired doneness. For oven-baked steak, some recipes require pan-searing before baking for 15 minutes at 425 F, while others suggest baking steak at 250 F for 30 to 90 minutes.
To use a flat iron, apply a styling cream and heat-protective spray to damp hair, dry your hair thoroughly, and iron your hair in 1-inch sections, working through each layer. Rub a serum gloss on your hair for extra shine and to keep hair in place once it is ironed.
Steak Eat offers a method for cooking sirloin steak in the oven by baking it. It includes bringing the steak to room temperature, seasoning it with salt, baking it in a preheated oven, letting the steak rest for a few minutes, then returning the steak to the oven to brown.
The temperature of a flat iron varies depending on the specific model and setting, though the general range is between 175 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Some websites, such as Overstock, sell flat irons with a maximum heat setting of 450 degrees Fahrenheit.