How can you tell when steak is done? Getting a temperature reading is too slow.

How can you tell when steak is done? Getting a temperature reading is too slow. I know some cooks can do it by feel, but I have no idea what rare or whatever is supposed to feel like. I usually just end up cutting it in half in the pan so I can look at the middle. Is there a better way? Ngl, I've got a thick NY strip in the fridge, but I don't cook steak very often so I'm a little intimidated.

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    experience. Use your finger and your other senses.
    Keep buying steaks until you've mastered it 🙂
    Simple as
    >feemfarts out of my butthole

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous
  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Set a timer.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    invest in a wireless meat thermometer that you leave in

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://youtube.com/shorts/ntXthqtOFi0?si=VliLHijf3lrDt_mn

    The firmer it is the more it’s cooked.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Experience. Cook a lot of steaks, you'll get a feel for it. Make sure pan/grill is preheated HOT.

    >Getting a temperature reading is too slow.
    This thing takes 1.0 seconds

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      the thermapen is the answer. "Oh it's so expensive" well your steaks are too. this is not that much more expensive than like 2-3 good steaks, and will ensure that you actually cook it properly.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/5iVQVg2.jpg

        Experience. Cook a lot of steaks, you'll get a feel for it. Make sure pan/grill is preheated HOT.

        >Getting a temperature reading is too slow.
        This thing takes 1.0 seconds

        >he needs an expensive toy in order to cook steaks properly
        LOL

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Just get a decent digital probe thermometer and use it, it's still way better than cutting a steak in half to check the doneness.
      A Thermapen () is still the industry benchmark for these kind of products, but it's expensive. These days you can find cheap thermometers that are reasonably fast and only slightly slower than a $100 Thermapen. I bought pic related for like 20 bucks and I'm totally satisfied.
      Anyway, with a bit of experience you can accurately predict the doneness of a steak even without a thermometer. just start to periodically press your steak with your finger as you cook it to learn what a perfectly cooked one is supposedly to feel like.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    eat it and see

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    3/4" steak
    throw on hot grill, close lid 2 minutes.
    open and rotate 2 minutes with lid closed
    open and flip 2 minutes with lid closed.
    open and rotate close lid wait 2 minutes.
    perfect rare to medium rare steak every time.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Is there a better way?
    git gud

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    press the pad of your palm where your thumb meets your hand. it is a bit springy and bounces back after you release. that's how I gauge if my steak is medium rare

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I’ve found it’s more accurate to use your taint, (area between the scroatum and anus) to check for doneness. The spot near your butthole is what a rare steak feels like, and closer to the pubic mound is well done. It helps that you can compare yourself with one hand and tend to the steak with the other, just don’t get distracted from the cooking lol.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        I usually just use your moms taint to save time

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          Well then you’ll be cooking everything to shoe leather baby.

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            well shit I didnt know you were that intimate with your mothers taint, Ill leave you to it

            • 2 months ago
              Anonymous

              When I crowned it nearly killed her. When you did she almost forgot to wipe.

              • 2 months ago
                Anonymous

                gonna be real chief I dont even really know what that means
                you have a good night now

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >How can you tell when steak is done?

    When there's a brown sear on the outside its done. Only black people and elderly white men want the inside cooked, for some reason.

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    This is how I cook all my steaks:
    >dry brine steak for a couple hours so the outside isn't so wet
    >add ghee to cast iron pan
    >make pan ripping hot
    >place steak in pan
    >wait until the steak releases easily on its own (like 20 seconds or so)
    >flip steak
    >wait until the steak releases easily on its own (like 20 seconds or so)
    >move to plate
    >add butter (garlic butter if I'm feeling fancy)
    >let it rest while the butter melts
    >slice and eat
    No temperature taking required, the outside is nicely seared and the inside is red and rare. If the steak is a fattier cut like ribeye I'll put a lid on the pan while the steak cooks on each side which helps render the fat and the steak ends up more like medium rare.

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have a fixed cooking time for each steak thickness.
    may cook a bit longer if the crust isn't good enough yet for me.

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