Skillet Garlic Butter Herb Steak and Potatoes

Skillet Garlic Butter Herb Steak and Potatoes is pan seared and cooked to perfection and topped with a garlic herb butter compound.  This is the best steak that I have ever had!! 

Skillet Garlic Butter Herb Steak and Potatoes

My youngest son is such a steak and potatoes guy.  He won’t eat anything else but I can count on him to eat a good steak.  He actually was in the kitchen with me helping me make this recipe.  He loves to cook with me.  He even told me to make sure to “sear the steak”, and to give the potatoes a slightly “charred” edge.  With his help, we were able to create one of the best steaks that you will ever eat!

You start by cooking the potatoes in a delicious garlic herb butter.  It really brings amazing flavor to these potatoes.  Garlic herb butter potatoes?  My heaven.


How to cook the perfect skillet steak

  • Let the steak sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.  Season the steak generously on each side with salt and pepper.  In a cast-iron skillet with 1 Tablespoon of oil over high heat add the steaks to the pan and sear each side 3 minutes or until brown.
  • Reduce heat to medium low.  Cook the steak to desired doneness.  Rare = 125 degrees, Medium Rare = 135 degrees, Medium = 145 degrees, Medium Well = 150 degrees and Well Done = 160 degrees.  Some say to flip only once while cooking, I like to flip mine a few times.
  • Right before serving the steak slather the butter compound on top and let it melt into the tender steak.  This gives it a nice finishing touch and adds such great flavor.


I used to like my steak well done but now I like my steak more medium or medium well.  It just seems more tender and melt in your mouth this way.  So I cook the steak to about 145 degrees.  The best part about this steak is the garlic butter herb compound that you slather on the steak right at the end.  It just melts into the steak and gives it such incredible flavor.

This skillet steak is easily the best steak that I have had.  Cooked to tender and juicy perfection and the butter garlic herb flavor is unreal!  Your family will love this skillet meal.

Skillet Steak Meal

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Skillet Garlic Butter Herb Steak and Potatoes
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Serves: 4
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound yukon gold potatoes, sliced about ½ inch in thickness
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, chopped
  • 2 lean New York Steak strip steaks
  • salt and pepper
  • Garlic Butter Compound:
  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano, chopped
  1. In a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil and butter, potatoes, garlic, thyme, rosemary and oregano. Cook for about 3 minutes, stir and cook and additional 3 minutes or until fork tender. Remove and set on a plate.
  2. Turn the skillet to high heat. Add the steaks. Cook on each side for 3 minutes or until outside is browned. Reduce heat to medium high. Cook the steaks to desired doneness. Mine took about 10 minutes flipping 3 times to get a medium well.
  3. Right before the steaks are done, make the garlic butter compound. Mix the butter, garlic and fresh chopped herbs. Slather on top of steaks. Add the potatoes back to the pan and heat through and let the butter melt into the steaks.
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