How to Cook Porterhouse Steak

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Things You'll Need

  • Tongs

  • Porterhouse steak

  • Paper towels

  • Cast-iron skillet

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • ¼ tsp. salt

  • 1 tsp. black pepper

One way to cook a porterhouse steak is to start on the stove and finish it up in the oven.

The porterhouse steak is a larger version of the T-bone. It consists of a bone, a tenderloin steak and a New York strip steak. The porterhouse steak is also a more expensive cut of meat. One way to cook a porterhouse steak is to start on the stove and finish it up in the oven.


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Step 1

Remove the porterhouse steak from the refrigerator about 30 minutes before cooking it. Sprinkle both sides of the steak with salt and let it come to room temperature.

Step 2

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Turn a burner on the stove on high and heat the cast-iron skillet.


Step 3

Blot the steak with a paper towel.

Step 4

Brush the olive oil on each side of the steak, then rub black pepper into the front and back of the meat.

Step 5

Place the seasoned porterhouse steak in the hot skillet. There will be some hissing and smoke when you put the steak in the pan.


Step 6

Cook the porterhouse steak for three minutes, then use the tongs to turn it and let it cook three minutes on the other side.

Step 7

Place the cast-iron skillet in the preheated oven, and let the porterhouse steak cook six or seven minutes more.

Step 8

Remove the pan the oven and place the steak on a plate. Let it rest for five minutes before eating.


Marinate the steak overnight to give it a stronger seasoning. If your stove has an overhead fan, turn it on so your kitchen doesn't become too smoky during the searing of the steak.


Don't use a fork to turn the steak, because the tines can pierce the meat and allow juices to escape, making your steak a little dry.