One of the biggest no-no’s in cooking is cutting into a piece of steak (or hamburger or any red meat) to see if it is cooked to your liking. Doing so releases all of the delicious juices you just worked so hard to seer into the darn thing!
There are different tricks to use to determine how your steak is cooked. I use this method:
Poke the steak gently with your tongs (or if you’re cooking for people you know, I don’t mind using my little finger!)
- If it feels like your chin, then it’s rare
- If it feels like your nose, then it’s medium
- If it feels like your forehead, then it’s well done
Try feeling your face right now and trying it out. Don’t worry, it takes a long time to master the “steak touch.” Just keep practicing. Feel your steak with your finger, take a guess and then read your steak with a meat thermometer to see how you did.
What method do you use?
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