This is pretty much how I cook my steaks, when …

Comment on How to Cook a Steak Perfectly Every Time by Chris.

This is pretty much how I cook my steaks, when I feel like it, with a few changes. First, I let the steak sit in the fridge outside of the package for a day or two, to age it a bit.

Also, when its in the pan, I use the same heat and everything, but instead of letting it sit, I flip it every 20 seconds. It sounds sacrilegious, I know, but I’ve found that it allows the inside to cook to a good amount without letting the crust on either side blacken too much. Also, I don’t pepper it until it’s off the pan.

I got this method from Henston Blumenthal, he has a great video about it on YouTube. It has definitely worked for me, I haven’t had anything less than a perfect steak yet.

Malcolm Bedell is co-author of the critically acclaimed "Eating in Maine: At Home, On the Town, and On the Road," as well as the junk food blog "Spork & Barrel," and "Brocavore," a blog about food trucks and street food culture. His contributions include Serious Eats, Down East, Eat Rockland, L.A. Weekly, The Guardian, and The Huffington Post and his food truck, "'Wich, Please," was named "Hottest Restaurant in Maine" for 2015 by Eater. Finally, he finds it very silly to be trying to write this in the third person.