Posted on June 25, 2019 by Jenny Cromack

How many times have you brought home a lovely, juicy looking steak only to end up chewing on what resembles a flip flop after its cooked? After an absolute steal of a buy at the market, my new quest is to cook the perfect steak. My aim is medium rare so cooking times may vary depending upon your preference. Steak packs a mighty protein punch and also contains a decent helping of creatine, which helps with strength; and the fat (not too much now) can help boost testosterone levels. The verdict? Eat beefy to get beefy.

The meal

The Side:

Having steak wouldn’t feel right without a nice helping of chips, but as this a healthy blog we’ll use sweet potatoes.

  • Chop the potatoes into whatever shape chips you’d like, preferably uniform in size.
  • Boil the kettle and stick the chips into the pan and boil for around 5 minutes, maybe longer as sweet potatoes take more time.
  • Drain then pop onto a tray, add olive oil, salt and pepper then pop in the oven for about 30 minutes on around 200 degrees.

The Meat:


  • Drizzle some olive oil onto the steak and rub it into the steak.
  • Hearty seasoning of salt and pepper.
  • Heat the pan on high.
  • Once the pan is hot, add the steak.
  • Flip the steak every minute for 6 minutes to achieve medium rare.
  • To make it extra jazzy there are a few touches you can add to achieve the perfect steak. Apply butter to each side on the last two minutes to make it juicier. For some flavour, place a sprig of rosemary or a halved bulb of garlic on top during cooking.

If steak is your thing, here’s another great recipe.

Thank me later,