What if you don't want to cook a big hunk of meat? What if you have something like a chop or a bunch of chops? For pan roasting, the list of essentials is short, but you need to have the right gear and be a little more hands-on.
If you follow USDA recommendations 100% you will be 100% safe and doomed to terrible steaks and lamb chops. And in its effort to make one set of easy to understand rules, the government has oversimplified.
I got together with Chef Jamie Purviance to answer the kind of question that keeps steak lovers like us up all night: When is the best time to sear a steak, when you start cooking, or at the end of the cook?