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Poll: How do you like your steak cooked?

Rare 11 (11%)
Medium Rare 32 (31%)
Medium 17 (16%)
Medium Well 14 (13%)
Well Done 8 (8%)
I don't eat steak. 22 (21%)
   Discussion: How do you like your steak cooked?
Geoff · 15 years ago
I can't abide bloody meat. Medium well for me, thanks.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 15 years ago
When I first read that I thought you were using bloody as a Britishism and meant that you didn't eat meat at all.
Andrea Krause · 15 years ago
I'm somewhere between medium and medium rare. I like it pinker/redder than medium but medium rare is often just too raw for me.

I can't stomach medium well or well. I think it just ruins the taste.
nate... Back · 15 years ago
that's because it does. :)

anything past medium is a crime.... or... should be. :D

Starfox Back · 15 years ago
I agree. Depends on my mood, but I'm usually on the medium rare side of the fence. Depends on what kind of steakhouse I'm in. If it's a high scale one, I'll go medium rare, if it's a chain store or other middle of the road steak house then I tend to go medium.

Technically speaking, rare is how steak is "supposed" to be prepared. I just can't stand COLD red meat. A couple places here have a level below rare called "blood rare" which is about a minute to a minute an a half searing on each side and then on the plate.

Ugh, no thanks. It's gotta at least be partially cooked through and warm. :)
nate... · 15 years ago
like andrea, I'm inbetween.

Usually I order "rare to medium rare", but it depends on the cut.... and on where I'm ordering it. :)
Some places' meat I trust more than others.

That's pretty much the case for all red meats, though.... duck, buffalo, beef...etc.... rare to medium rare.


renita Back · 15 years ago
hmm. i've never had duck that wasn't welldone. but most of the duck i've had has been smoked or in chinese food.

so i find duck and goose to be similar meats, would you also cook goose to rare/med rare?
nate... Back · 15 years ago
Well, I should clarify that duck BREAST is best grilled rare.... leg meat is best confit. (imo, of course).

Never tried goose that way.... not sure how it would work.

renita Back · 15 years ago
huh, i wouldn've thought that duck was more like chicken, in that it should be cooked through.

cool. i'll have to give that a try :)
nate... · 15 years ago
in case there's any confusion...

here are some steak cooking guidelines.

Phoenix · 15 years ago
saignant svp!
renita · 15 years ago
all the way, although from the guidelines nate put up, medium rare is alright.

basically i like it seared on the outside and warmed up throughout and that's good enough for me :)
iPauley · 15 years ago
Sear it some on the outside, is really all I need.

-- Pauley
lawrence · 15 years ago
hold a match under it for a few seconds and that's good enough for me.
Will work for anime · 15 years ago
I used to LOVE my steak rare (med rare if i had to) but in the past year or so i've found i can't stomach it. It gives me awful indigestion...so now i have to order it med rare to med. But i agree that it doesn't taste as nice.
Nik Chaikin · 15 years ago
Just sorta show it the flame.
nate... Back · 15 years ago
"see that flame over there?"

"mooooo"

"okay, you're done. *chomp*"

Mamalissa! Back · 15 years ago
That's making a vodka martini and merely acknowledging that the vermouth is in the same room.
Nik Chaikin Back · 15 years ago
On M*A*S*H* they just showed the gin a picture of vermouth's inventor.
Paul the KOA · 15 years ago
Which is the minimum needed to kill any nasty germs that might still be residing in the steak? I'll go with that one.
Michael (foof) Maki Back · 15 years ago
Well...one of the neat things about steak is that the nasty germs will be on the *outside* of the thing... So, as long as it's seared, there's no danger.
Gigi Stoll · 15 years ago
"Someones dying"

Grab the steak

In one bit

"Were did your steak go"
Amanda · 15 years ago
I like my steak to be done to "post-apocolyptic char"  as my brother would say lol.
lawrence · 14 years, 11 months ago
is this a record?
Andrea Krause Back · 14 years, 11 months ago

Dude, you cook your steak for 12 days? :)

lawrence Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
hee. well, no, but I, uh 'cook', my, um, 'steak', for 12, er, 'days'.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
In this case it is because this is the most brilliant and incisive poll ever submitted. That or Josh is lazy.
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 14 years, 11 months ago
On the first day of this poll my true love gave to me, a big plate of pomme frites.

On the second day of this poll my true love gave to me, Two steak sauces and a big plate of pomme frites.

On the third day of this poll my true love gave to me, three cocktail franks, ...

On the fourth day of this poll my true love gave to me, four hot peppers, ...

On the fifth day of this poll my true love gave to me; five golden delicious apples...

On the sixth day of this poll my true love gave to me, six geese a laying,...

On the seventh day of this poll my true love gave to me, seven seas dressing, ...

On the eight day of this poll my true love gave to me, eight waiters waiting

On the ninth day of this poll my true love gave to me, nine sommeliers pouring, ...

On the tenth day of this poll my true love gave to me, ten bus boys bussing, ...

On the 11th day of this poll my true love gave to me, 11 chefs a cooking, ...

On the 12th day of this poll my true love gave to me, 12 new polls, ...
Kris 'engaged' Bedient Back · 14 years, 11 months ago
On the 13th day of this poll my true love gave to me, 13 . . . Oh wait, I don't have a true love. Oh well. :}

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