How do You Like Your Steak?....

Omagh, Northern Ireland
September 1, 2009 2:24pm CST
And do You know how and when it's cooked? http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/the_finger_test_to_check_the_doneness_of_meat-print-photo/ Here's a simple way to check when or if Your steak is cooked the way you like it! Did You know this Chef's trick already,or is it useful to You? Thanks for responses!
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
1 Sep 09
Hello ShepherdSpy, you surely don't expect me to fall for this dreadful cruelty and open the link, we've only just met on here and already you go too far. Have you any idea how long it is since I even saw a steak instead of a slice of dried up shoe leather that tries to pass itself off as such, somewhere even had the nerve to announce steak on a taverna menu, too good to be true you would say. Would you conside shnitzel to be steak? I would love to eat a mediumn cooked rump steak with grilled mushrooms and a green salad, but no doubt if I look for steak, the butcher will yet again advise it is out of season.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
1 Sep 09
If I was in Germany,Sure I'd consider Schnitzel! I've never posted any dodgy links in the discussions I've started,and I wouldn't like to think someone thought I'd try to take advantage of a friend request like that...(And would I still be here,or have this discussion rating if I was scamming here?!)If I find something interesting,either on or offline,I'll either post a link or a photo if I can,it saves so much time describing things! So..Are You familiar with the Chef's way (or one of them,anyway!) of using the hand "texture" to identify how well done a steak is? the pad at the base of your thumb has a similar texture to a rare steak when the hand is relaxed.then touch your thumb and small finger tips together,and touch the pad again,noticing how "tough" the pad now feels..this equates to a well done steak. touching the other fingers to the thumb then demonstrates medium and medium rare..but of course,the link does away with this explanation and is much faster!
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@thea09 (18316)
• Greece
1 Sep 09
oops, didn't you get my humour, I hope you did, of course I was saying nothing bad about your link only that if I opened it I would be tempted with the sight of a steak which is indeed cruelty, given my current steakless state. I'm sorry i caused offence with my innocent answer and no I don't believe I've ever used the thumb method to check my steak. Apologies.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
1 Sep 09
Ah,The disadvantage of online discussions..humour can go right over someones head! Although when you said that,I was wondering was it just my choice of discussions that got poor responses,or was it people avoiding links? I didn't take offence!
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
2 Sep 09
I go for rare to medium rare. Actually...just take the horns off. My husband likes his well done. Ick Shoe leather. My mother always says her meat is dry and she like her meat well done. Then I cook it medium and she says it must be a better cut of meat that is why it is not dry. It is never I cooked it right.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
2 Sep 09
BTW..I guess that is what I do. But I never thought of it like that. I just kind of squoosh it and decide.
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
2 Sep 09
Well done steaks are pretty much standard here,though some places are trying to turn things around..Me,I go for Medium well done..Well done is too dry,but I'm not too keen on ooze either...
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@sacmom (14250)
• United States
2 Sep 09
I like my steak either medium or medium well. I never knew about this trick, but then again I don't cook. LOL It is very interesting! So have you tried it ShepherdSpy? And if so did it work like it's supposed to?
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
2 Sep 09
Me,I don't get the opportunity to cook a lot of steak to order for others,so haven't had much chance to try this out-besides,I tend towards the well done end of the scale,but still a bit juicy,not dried out/cremated...though I'll definitely eat it if I'm dining out! I do know Chefs that use this method,though!
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
1 Sep 09
that's cool! Thanks! I like my meat rare to medium rare
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
8 Oct 09
I thought it was a good tip,and worth passing around!
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• United States
1 Sep 09
medium rare. I haven't had one like that since before I had my baby, actually even longer because I couldn't eat red meat while pregnant. Steak for supper it is!
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• Omagh, Northern Ireland
1 Sep 09
I think You just made the record for the fastest response to a discussion I started here! ...Usually I know I got a response when my email pops up a notification,and not before..this time,I went to the Mylot homepage after tagging the discussion,and saw your response in the "New Discussion" brackets,and I was reading your post as the email response arrived..Thanks for the fast response,and Enjoy the Steak!
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• United States
1 Sep 09
I prefer a steak that is medium rare cooked over charcoal. I enjoy the time spent outside in the breeze while I am preparing dinner. The next question becomes...what type of steak to cook.
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@finlander60 (1806)
• United States
8 Oct 09
For myself I prefer medium rare to rare. I usually prefer a cut of steak that we see in Kansas called a flatiron steak. I have no idea if it is available elsewhere by that name. We cook ours for about 5 minutes in a George Foreman Grill. It cooks both sides at once, no flipping. If you cook it this way, make sure to let it sit on a plate for about 5 minutes after which you can serve it. This allows it to finish cooking, and also keeps the juice from running all over the plate when you cut it. The juice is what keeps it tender. Do not put anything on it while it is cooking. Allow the folks that are eating it to season it to their taste. This method will work for any cut of GOOD STEAK. A good steak only needs salt and pepper on it. NOTHING ELSE.