How to test the doneness of your steak
This clever and fun tip should help take the mystery out of cooking your steak to perfection.
Lightly touch your thumb and index finger together and with the index finger of your other hand, poke the muscle pad below your thumb; this is what meat should feel like when it is rare.
As you touch your middle finger and thumb together, the muscle should tense up a bit, indicating how your meat should feel when it is medium rare.
Touching your thumb and ring finger together will help you gauge when your steak is medium.
Finally, touching your thumb and pinkie should tell you when it’s well done.
Ha, very interesting, great trivia to share at parties 😉
Good idea – we would have to do it earlier in the evening rather than later. 😀
good tip! This is one of the first things I learnt when I was on the ‘meat’ station xox
Thanks Tandy. I would love to hear more about the meat station. 🙂
Good to know! I don’t eat red meat, but just purchased a steak to cook for my husband as a treat for Valentine’s Day. I was going to have him cook it, but with this tip, I think I can trust myself to get it just right. Thank you! 😀
I’m sure your husband will be delighted with the treat. 🙂
Love this!!! Thanks for the tips. I can’t wait to show it to my husband. 🙂
Hope your husband enjoys the tips too. 🙂
Great tips! I have learned something new and interesting!
I am not the worlds best meat cook and was thrilled to find this method of testing a few years ago – it is brilliant and has made a difference to the quality of my steak cooking!
Well, that and resting the meat, of course.
Aah yes, the all important resting time. 🙂
Mandy, that is genius! I’m sitting here, poking at the palm of my hand. I’m astonished how different the texture is every time I move my finger. Thank you! (From the one who always overcooks her steaks!) 🙂
Thanks Celia, here’s to you cooking the perfect steak. 😉
Excellent info! No more guessing game for me now.
Glad it can be of use. 🙂
I love this! How clever
What an elegant test that is! I love it 🙂
Hi Joanna, nice to see you stop by again. It’s amazing how well the test works. 🙂