Niles wrote this one! I had to edit it down a little, because his instructions were very detailed. So here are some extra tips that didn’t quite fit on the page:

* Make sure to use corn or vegetable oil, NOT olive oil. Olive oil has a lower smoke point, so you can’t get the pan quite as hot without filling your kitchen with smoke. Seriously though, even with the vegetable oil, Niles sets the smoke alarm off EVERY TIME he makes a steak. We have a very sensitive smoke alarm (again, sorry neighbors!), but still.

* You can replace the 1/4c of wine with beer, which is what Niles did tonight, and it was just delicious.

And that’s it! Enjoy!