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Old Dec 26th 2016, 10:20 pm
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Originally Posted by tom169 View Post
I grew up on well done steaks. My mother still likes it this way.

Suffice to say, when I was of the age to understand that steaks can be cooked to different levels I took over. ....
I know a local steak restaurant that includes a guide to cooking steaks/ what to expect when you order a steak - what each step from "rare" to "well done" means. "Medium-well" is described as "overcooked", and "Well done" is described as "basically ruined".

Underneath that guide the menu says that the restaurant will accept no responsibility for steaks cooked any more than "medium".

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Old Dec 26th 2016, 11:57 pm
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Anything other than well done is uncooked.
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Old Dec 27th 2016, 12:19 am
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Anything other than well done is uncooked.
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Old Dec 27th 2016, 4:32 am
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Anything other than well done is uncooked.
NNoooooo.
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Old Dec 27th 2016, 3:54 pm
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NNoooooo.
Why would you eat it uncooked with blood dripping from it? It can't possibly be healthy eating a dead animals blood.
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Old Dec 27th 2016, 4:19 pm
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Why would you eat it uncooked with blood dripping from it? It can't possibly be healthy eating a dead animals blood.
Because it isn't blood. It's water and myoglobin, an iron-binding molecule found in muscle tissue.

One would eat a steak rare because it's just better.
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One would eat a steak rare because it's just better.
^^ This. Yummy
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Old Dec 27th 2016, 4:59 pm
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Nope, I like mine medium rare. One kidlet tells the waiter, if it is still mooing, it is done.
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Old Dec 27th 2016, 5:12 pm
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
Because it isn't blood. It's water and myoglobin, an iron-binding molecule found in muscle tissue.

One would eat a steak rare because it's just better.
A rare steak has the taste and texture of steak, not the taste of a cheap, overcooked beefburger and the texture of an old boot.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
A rare steak has the taste and texture of steak, not the taste of a cheap, overcooked beefburger and the texture of an old boot.
I'm sure a good chef, with a good cut of meat can make a medium-well done steak taste good, but it certainly isn't my preference.
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Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing View Post
Because it isn't blood. It's water and myoglobin, an iron-binding molecule found in muscle tissue.

One would eat a steak rare because it's just better.
And the juices/blood can be mopped up with chips!
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Old Dec 27th 2016, 5:26 pm
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And the juices/blood can be mopped up with chips!
A great many things. I like a nice bit of bread and butter, myself.

Only juices, though, no blood
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Old Dec 27th 2016, 5:33 pm
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Surely most of the actual blood is left drying in a huge arc on the wallpaper...

.. I've said too much.
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Bunch of heathens, I bet you'll don't like pumpkin cheesecake either.
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I used to always have my steaks well done, but now, a well done steak has the texture of old leather. It's way to dry. That said, I need a medium steak. Anything less, it's going back. My missus has her steaks rare, my father in law has em virtually blue. I've lost count the amount of times my wife has cooked me a steak and I've had to chuck it back at her to give it another couple of minutes.
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