What Is Minute Steak?Print this Page
Exactly what is a minute steak, and where does the term come from? Matt is here to explain...
At it's very basic, a minute steak (sometimes called frying steak) is a thinly cut piece of beef that can be cooked quickly, hence the name. A minute steak can be cut from a variety of muscles, including the sirloin, rump, or even flank, but should not be more than 1cm thick (so we can cook it quickly).
Here at True Bites we tend to cut our minute steaks from the rump. We like the depth of flavour you get from a good rump and because the steaks are cut thin, we think it's unnecessary to go for anything more extravagant. This also means we can keep the price lower and provide better value for our customers.
Minute steaks are great for busy families, due to their quick cooking times, and ideal for those on a budget who still want to eat some red meat.
How to Cook Minute Steak
Remove steak from packaging and rest at room temperature for 10 minutes before cooking. Season with salt and freshly milled black pepper. Heat a dry frying pan until very hot and cook steak for 1 minute each side (or less if you prefer your steaks rare).