Cooking an ingredient in a pan over high heat.

What are the fundamentals of searing?

Searing is the act of cooking an ingredient in a pan over very high heat to trigger the reaction and brown its exterior.

  • or oils are typically used in the pan as a thermal medium.
  • Unlike , searing minimizes tossing or movement of ingredients to achieve a more outer layer.
🍳 Kitchen Tool: Pan
🔥 Heat Type: Conduction w/ fat
🌡️ Pan Surface Temperature: 400°F/205°C+
🧪 Food Reaction(s):

Example Foods

  • Searing a steak
  • Develop a crust on a smash burger
  • Searing chicken on a flat top

Searing in Action