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Mike Clifford
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« on: June 11, 2007, 04:52:39 PM »



According to Men's Health, you can gauge how done your steaks are by comparing the elasticity of the steak to the way the meaty part of your thumb feels as it progressively flexes.

It works like this: You touch your thumb to your index, middle, ring, and pinky fingers, and the further you reach, the harder your muscle becomes. Apparently this should match up relatively well with rare, medium rare, medium, and well done steaks as you work your way from index to pinky. With a long summer of barbecuing ahead, this tip should come in very useful!
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2007, 05:02:00 PM »

If it's charred to a cinder on the outside, and squirts room-temperature blood at me with the slightest prodding then it's time to eat! If it Moo's when I stick it with a fork...that's OK too!
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2007, 05:20:17 PM »

Typically, medium-well for me.

Anyone ever seen the movie "Hobbs End"?
I just watched it on Netflix last night.
( For those that use Netflix-
You can now watch a whole slew of movies in their entirety online.
WAY COOL!)
An actor in the movie tells the girl he'd like his steak "Char-Raw".
Basically just char it for 30 seconds on each side...and serve.

Ever hear of e-coli?

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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2007, 05:25:42 PM »

I still like mine med-rare. Another bad habit is when I get fresh ground sirloin, I'll usually eat a few meatballs raw w/only salt & pepper. Yummm.
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2007, 06:00:44 PM »

Can you spell Trichinosis? :roll:  LOL2
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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2007, 06:05:42 PM »

Quote from: "TexIndian"
Can you spell Trichinosis? :roll:  LOL2

Nah...Firefox does it for me!

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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2007, 07:00:38 PM »

Searing a steak on both sides is enough to kill any E-coli bacteria present because it is only on the surface of steaks and roasts.
This is a good thing for me 'cause I like mine bloody enough to make a vampire drool. LOL2
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