So this turned up in ye olde timeline:
T-bone used to be my fav cut but I lost my taste for steak decades ago, probably because I don't know anyone who knows how to cook it.
— Lynn from OK (@uppityokie) July 25, 2017
Buy the most expensive steak you can find, about as thick as the heel of a Bass Weejun. Salt and pepper it liberally and don’t worry that salting the steak before it’s cooked will make it tough. Salt does not make steak tough. Poverty makes steaks tough, sometimes absent entirely. Put half a shot glass of any kind of oil but motor or olive in a skillet. Heat up until the oil smokes like hell. Now take the batteries out of your smoke detector and put the steak in the pan. Fiddle with the steak, turn it over a lot and poke it constantly with a fork and knife. This does nothing for the steak, but it keeps you from wandering off and starting to watch a basketball game and turning the T-bone into a flight jacket. As soon as you think the steak should cook just a little longer, stop cooking it.
I’m here to tell you that this does actually work, though it’s not too hard to see the drawbacks inherent in the system.