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I love it 40 years if grilling and I’d never learned that!
This used to work for me until my job basically changed the muscles in my hand. On anyone else the “rare” position feels like well done on myself. Now I just wing it
Very helpful method to check meat doneness.
W\Easy to remember. I will have to test this to see how it works
Is it possible that my muscle there is too tight? “Well done” feels like a ice cube.
Hi, Nick! Probably not. Well done is a pretty firm piece of meat.
amazing experience ! Thank you very much.
Was tired of under/overcooking steak…..this method is idiot proof….
Absolutely the best description of this method I’ve ever seen. More clear and easier to remember then others. Always great information and recipes. Thank you
best tip!never fails
Wow–can’t wait to try it
I’m using it as a training method at work
Absolutely the best way to cook steak like each family member likes it; been using this method for years.
This is a great tip.
Though I would take exception to the often repeated “losing juices” claim.
But that doesn’t negate the tip, I find it quicker to do the finger press then trying to hold an instant read thermometer over the grill.
Had never heard of the finger test… It works! :)Blessings on you & your household, steak guru.
Worked great thanks
I’m known for cooking meat to spec, rare, medium rare, done…
The test I used to learn is using the part between the thumb and first finger.
The very outer part of the “web” is raw, move in a little and that’s rare, more is medium, and at the hand is well done.
You can feel these spots with tongs n then try the steak….
just another way to do about the same thing.
Regarding the risk of letting the juices out when using a thermometer: it may be best to test the temp after resting. That way it will have reached its final temp and the juices will have settled.
Absolutely love the “press” test. Will use forever. I like very rare meat and always seem to overcook it. Thanx so much.
Yeah standard chef routine. It’s not foolproof but 90 odd percent of the time it works. The trick is to keep your palm relaxed.
I keep trying to feel the difference between all these finger positions and I think I’m being punk’d. Maybe I burned all of my nerve endings in the minus 80 freezers at work. Oh well.