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Pan-Fried Filet Mignon with Butter, Thyme and Blue Cheese

Pan-Fried Filet Mignon

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 steaks 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Pan-Fried Filet Mignon – a simple, delicious recipe for pan-fried filet mignon that you will want to come back to again and again!


  • 2 1-inch cut filet mignon
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 12 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 34 Tablespoons butter
  • 34 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese


  1. Let steaks come to room temperature.
  2. Pat dry.
  3. Place skillet on stove and add vegetable oil over med-high heat.
  4. Wait until oil starts smoking.
  5. Add 2 Tablespoons of the butter and then add steaks.
  6. Let steaks sit for 3 minutes, but periodically baste the steaks by tipping the skillet to the side and pooling the butter/oil and spoon mixture over the steaks.
  7. Flip steaks after 3 minutes.
  8. Let other side cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, while basting.
  9. Take temperature in the side of the steak and remove if they have reached desired temp or let cook additional time if not hot enough (see post for specific temps).
  10. Let steaks rest for 5-10 minutes.
  11. Serve with crumbled blue cheese on top.
  12. Suggested side dish is sauteed fresh spinach.