Here’s our guide on how to cook Loin Pork Steaks. A lean centre with a layer of fat around one edge means that these make for a very versatile meat cut. You can fry, grill, roast or even BBQ Loin pork steaks. In this how-to guide, we’re going to focus on the part fry, part roast method.
⏲ Time: 30 minutes.
How to Cook Loin Pork Steaks
Rest on a plate at room temperature for up to 30 minutes (or until the chill has gone from the meat).
- Preheat Oven
Set the oven to 200°C.
Generously season with freshly ground salt & black pepper.
- Heat Pan
Grab your favourite, ovenproof, flat frying pan and put it on medium/high heat.
Add just enough Sunflower or Vegetable (rapeseed) oil to the pan (never extra virgin olive oil) so that when it is swirled around the pan the surface is covered evenly.
- Cook Fat
Once the pan and oil are hot, press the fatty edge of the steak against the surface of the pan. It should become golden brown.
- Cook Side 1
Place the flat of the steak onto the pan and press down gently. Do not move the steak or the pan whilst frying. Cook for 1 minute 30 seconds or until golden brown.
Add a small knob of butter and swirl this around.
Gently flip the steak with tongs (not a fork).
- Cook Side 2
Cook for a further 1 minute.
- Transfer & Roast
Transfer to the oven and roast for around 10 minutes or until the centre of the steaks are at 70°C.
- Rest & Cover
Remove the Loin Pork Steaks from the oven and the pan. Place on a chopping board, cover with foil and rest them for 5 minutes.
During step 8, add 4 cloves of garlic and your favourite woody herb (rosemary or thyme work well).
Do not overcook your pork steaks. Pork is unforgiving and if you overcook it, it will become hard and dry. Prevent this by never leaving the steaks and time your frying accurately. A meat probe also works wonders!