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Poll: How do you like your steak?

Well done 7 (8%)
Medium well 16 (18%)
Medium 14 (15%)
Medium rare 25 (27%)
Rare 10 (11%)
I dont eat steak you insensitive clod! 19 (21%)
   Discussion: How do you like your steak?
ChrisChin is Getting Old · 17 years, 6 months ago

mmm...steak. Though I can't really eat too muchred meat at once these days.

Pacho · 17 years, 6 months ago
steak always brings me away from my veggie roots. mmm, medium rare, push it with a fork and watch the blood. mmm...
Josh Woodward · 17 years, 6 months ago
Being a mostly-vegetarian, I don't really crave steak anymore. *shrugs* When I do eat it I like it rare, though.
Talcott Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
see, I never was a huge fan.
Even now that I'm falling from veggieness, steak doesn't have much alure for me. *shrug* It's cow.
It's not bad, not amazing either.

Honestly, a really good homemade hamburger always seemed better to me.

That all said, I've never really cared much about how it was done. Once I'm back up to beef (I'm easing back into carnivore traits, so as to build back up enzymes) I might have someone take me under their wing and gain more steakish exposure...

erm, that all could have read really badly, couldn't it? ;-)
Yvonne · 17 years, 6 months ago
I've been vegetarian since I was 13 and I don't really miss it at all. Vegetables look a lot more appetizingto me, personally.
Annika Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
Ooh, vegetables are more appetizing to me too. But the smell of grilling meat... *drool* If I liked the taste as much as the smell, I'd be a happy woman.
Yvonne Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
It really bugs mewhen things don't taste as good as they smell.
Annika Back · 17 years, 6 months ago

yeh, totally.

Andrea Krause Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
Yeah, like coffee.
goovie is married! Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
i felt the same way til i learned how to make "i can't believe it's coffee." :)
Andrea Krause Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
I think I'm a lost cause, though, because I don't even like coffee ice cream. And that's pretty far along the "i can't believe it's coffee" spectrum. :)
Annika Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
really?? I love coffee... anything..
Yvonne Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
"I can't believe it's coffee ice cream!" :D
tygerlillie · 17 years, 6 months ago
i like it just past moo. you kill the flavor if it is any more done!
iPauley Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
that's about right... seared on the outside, pink on the inside... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. :)

-- Pauley
Starfox Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
Supposedly the proper way to eat steak is rare. Cold pink center to preserve the flavor, seared to get rid of germs.

A steakhouse down here has a level BELOW rare, called Blood Rare. They literally put it on the grill for a minute each side and then slap it on your plate.
Andrea Krause Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
I can only take it rare if the cut of meat is good enough that it's not chewy. Nothing more disgusting than chewy raw beef. I usually go for medium to medium rare just to be safe. It has to be at least pink. I really don't understand how people can like it well done. Ugh.
Josh Woodward Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
Rare doesn't mean that the center is cold - rare is just to the point where the center is warm but not wicked hot.

I've heard of the level below rare too, called "blue" or "black and blue" around here because of the charred outside and cold inside. It's called "gross" if you ask me :)
nate... Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
It really depends on the cut of beef.
Some cuts, the only way to eat them is black and blue.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
My friend insists that I like it still mooing.
zil · 17 years, 6 months ago
dude, I crave meat!

um. *blush*
The Dark God Tchernobog · 17 years, 6 months ago
Medium rare, usually. With fresh steak fries.
George E. Nowik · 17 years, 6 months ago

medium rare for me for the most part. i do recall the funniest order for steak i ever heard in my life tho.

"Sir, how would you like your steak?"

"Blue."

:D

-= george =-

nate... Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
That's how I like my steak. :)
Blue.

What that means is over a real hot fire you sear it off, but the inside is just barely warmed through.
Mmmm.
Basically raw in the center, but still warm.

Yummmm.
danced with Lazlo Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
.o0 blue beef, red alert! 0o.
no one · 17 years, 6 months ago
Pass it over a candle once each side, thank you.
Rachel Beck · 17 years, 6 months ago
Is the vegetarian counterpart, "How firm do you like your tofu?" I'd have to say pretty firm. I prefer my juice in a glass.
renita Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
no. the vegetarian counterpart is, "I don't eat steak you insensitive clod"

after that, the tofu thing is a different poll.
nate... Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
Agreed.
Cuz, like, I'm not vegetarian, and I still have an opinion on how I like my tofu.
:)
ShrinkMan Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
A Man after my own heart!!

8^P
nate... Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
Why the sarcasm?
ShrinkMan Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
The smilie 8^P has no connection to sarcasm whatsoever in my lexicon. It is only intended to communicate that am in a tongue-in-cheek kind of mood... Feelin' a little whacked. You know, somewhat less than serious: I do not literally me that you have romantic intentions towards me... nor are your statements less than reliable, because they are not offered primarily to market yourself to me as a desireable mating prospect, which the statment seems to imply (literally). Just me being goffy! hope no offence was taken, as none was intended.

8^P
nate... Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
Heh.
None taken.

But, when someone says

:P

That implies sarcasm.

Just as an FYI.
:)
lawrence · 17 years, 6 months ago
cook it any more than that and it's ruined.
Andrea Krause Back · 17 years, 6 months ago

See, I feel sorry for people who feel THIS strongly. Because you're so open to disappointment. Me, I'm OK as long as there is some pink involved, so that leaves me a big range. I just don't know how I'd deal if my meal was so easily "ruined".

I'm not making fun of you in that...no snark intended. It's just something I've often thought about. I get a lot less upset about things not turning out the way I like them and I find I'm more content with situations as a result. :) I ask for medium rare and it's medium? Oh well! :)

Andrea Krause Back · 17 years, 6 months ago

Also,

The same thing always comes to mind when I see a movie with people and enjoyed it just fine and find out the whole time they were pissed off about some focus or sound problem that I was able to just tune out for the sake of enjoying my time. People just get *so bugged* about some things. I could never relate. :)

100% dainty! · 17 years, 6 months ago
i am cow. hear me moo.
Nik Chaikin · 17 years, 6 months ago
normaly, but if it's a good cut of meat, mooing and bloody. a rare stake should be, if the chef knows what they're doing, red and cool in the middle, NOT warm, that would be medium rare, atleast thats how it is at any good stake house.
nate... Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
Because I couldn't find a good a good source on the web... I whipped this up.
:)

Steak done-ness definitions
ShrinkMan · 17 years, 6 months ago
I agree with much of what Nate (and a few others) have already stated. Here is my own twist on their fine tastes in Beef: Rule 1) The only way to eat the finest cuts of beef is seared rare! All hail the Salamander! Rule 2) Beyond the tenderloin fillet, the porterhouse, the t-bone, and the strip cuts, how a steak is best done is significantly dependent on the cut, including the difference between marbled fat and more 'vigorous' connective tissues. Finally, despite the above ravings of my significant other, doneness is one of the most important aspect of fine food preparation, whether it is beef tenderloin or seaweed and tofu!!!
Nik Chaikin · 17 years, 6 months ago
Whee! they used one of my polls! I am happy.
Jºnªthªn · 17 years, 6 months ago
I like my stake through the heart of a vampire!
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 17 years, 6 months ago
I like my steak the same way my parents did. I think that would be the norm since that is the way that you first tried it. Do any of you like it differently than your parents? Of those did your parents like it the same way as each other?
Andrea Krause Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
I like it how my dad did it. Because he did it right. :)

I know when I was with PaulB he didn't really like steak because all he'd had really was his mom's and she cooked it well done. He had my dad's and realized it could be *good*. :)

(correct me if I tell that wrong, Beasinator!)
Paul D. Beasi Back · 17 years, 6 months ago
That's about right. :)

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