Originally Posted by freefallin1309
If the oil doesn't sizzle for you, something my wife does is run her hands under tap water and then flick her fingers at the pan which sprinkles a little water into it ... it should sizzle like you want the meat to sizzle.
I don't recommend that method. When the water mixes with the fat, it causes the fat to pop pretty high. That can make for some nasty burns.
I use a couple of crumbs pulled off a piece of bread. If the oil starts to bubble around the bread cube right away, you're good to go.