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Butter-Basted Pan-Seared Thick-Cut Steaks

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Note: This recipe is designed for very large steaks, at least 1 1/2 inches thick weighing 24 to 32 ounces with the bone-in. Porterhouse, T-bone, ribeye, or New York strips will all work. Avoid using tenderloin steaks, as they are likely to overcook. For better results, let steaks rest at least 45 minutes at room temperature or up to three days loosely covered in the refrigerator after seasoning in step 1.

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