Pan Frying is a quick way to cook thin beef cuts using high heat.

Pan frying is a quick, easy way to cook thin cuts of beef. A good rule of thumb is ‘the thinner the meat, the higher the heat.

A Step by Step Guide to Pan Frying Beef
  1. Step: 01: Season beef

    Season beef on both sides or coat with flour.
  2. Step: 02: Heat skillet

    Heat small amount of oil in skillet over medium heat until hot.
  3. Step: 03: Cook beef

    Place beef in heated skillet. Be sure not to overcrowd. Pan fry to desired doneness, turning once.


Your skillet is hot enough when it sizzles when you toss a small amount of flour or spices into the oil. Remove beef from oil and place on a paper towel to blot any excess oil from surface.