This is going to be tough.
March 2, 2011 10:37 AM Subscribe
WELL DONE!?! Help me ruin a couple of perfectly good steaks.
posted by jon1270 to Food & Drink (35 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
A friend recently did my wife a very nice favor, to be repaid with a steak dinner for the friend and her partner. I am to cook the steaks. This would be no problem if not for the fact that both of them like their steaks well-done, whereas I'm a medium-rare kind of guy. The friend who did the favor gets nauseous if she's served meat that's pink in the middle. Her partner's preference has been described to me as "basically shoeleather."
Is there such a thing as a well-prepared well-done steak? Is there a better or "right" way to do this? Particular cuts of meat cut in a particular way? Low and slow or hot and fast? I want to do it right, because the favor was really nice. Please share your wisdom!