How do I make the perfect steak?

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  1. DutchTiger

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    I'll say it again:

    2 Inch thick Ribeyes (thickness is more important than the weight)
    Let it get up to room temp. Should take a lil over an hour. (set it on a warm stove to cheat a bit.)
    melt a stick of butter and cover the steak(s) with the butter and a quarter cup of corn oil. Get Kosher Salt and ground black pepper and season liberally on each side right before you put it on the grill.

    Make sure your grill is as hot as it goes and plop that sucker on there. Flip it no more than 3 times. I do 3 minutes each side and then I'm done. Don't worry about the flare ups as you'll only be cooking it for a short amount of time.

    I'll paypal you $5 if this isn't better than anything else posted in here.

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  2. Drew63

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    Get a sirloin

    Microwave to desired Doneness

    Put ketchup and dales on final product
     
  3. DutchTiger

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    When I first heard of my method (salt n pepper only), I doubted it. Now, I swear by it. I may give your method a try today or tmrw.
     
  4. BamaNug

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    This. If you have a grill available, just get it as hot as you can (Green Egg gets to about 600-700 :smug:).

    If it's a decent cut of meat nothing but salt pepper and butter/oil should touch it.
     
  5. Can I Spliff it

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    The key to this is to make sure there's an inch of water in the dish. Don't season the steak either, because who wants that? Fags, that's who.
     
  6. Drew63

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    The boiling water keeps it moist
     
  7. TLAU

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    finally getting around to trying this method tonight. one more question for clarification, don't wanna fuck up expensive steaks. Do you add the grape seed oil in the skillet before you start heating it for 15 minutes or do you add the oil right before the steak?

    TIA
     
  8. fish

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    right before the steak, I would imagine
     
  9. TLAU

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    in the past / when i cook things like eggs in the skillet, I go ahead and put the oil in a decent amount of time before cooking
     
  10. fish

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    well, your pan is going to be way hotter for the steak so i would recommend waiting until right before to help reduce the amount of smoking
     
  11. Redav

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    Seems like you would burn the shit out of the oil if you put it in before.
     
  12. Dayneface

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    You put it in right before - you don't let it sit in there - dunno why you'd quite do that.
     
  13. Lyrtch

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    Steaks taste better cooked on a skillet than on an open grill. It's science.

    Also, since getting a grill hotter is easier, use one of these on it to get the best burgers and steaks ever. Put it on your grill and get it as hot as humanly possible.

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  14. TLAU

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    I mean... Fuck that was a good steak. So tender and juicy but chock full of more flavor than any steak not drenched in marinade. Had an oakish flavor that was just :jizz:

    Long after I was full, I was still cutting off baby pieces and just sitting them in my cheek to enjoy the flavor

    :respek: Johnny romance / guy on buffalo. You have a lifetimes worth of free likes from me
     
  15. Dayneface

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    Hopefully you held off on the oil so as to not hot box your house.
     
  16. GuyOnA_Buffalo

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    Pretty phenomenal isn't it? My life is better for learning this.
     
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  17. TLAU

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    Yes will never cook a nice steak any other way.
     
  18. Corky Bucek

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    That just seems fucking weird
     
  19. High Cotton

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    Montgomery.............explains it all.
     
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  20. Stagger Lee

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    Got to cook on cast iron. Check out the mangrate
     
  21. TLAU

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    Well that's like... Your opinion man.
     
  22. GuyOnA_Buffalo

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    Bump this thread. I just cooked a couple NY strips. I used the reverse sear method I previously posted, but I added to the marinade. Not only with salt and pepper, but I poured Dr. Pepper over them this time while they sat. No shit.
     
  23. Corky Bucek

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    @dumptime
     
  24. The Banks

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    Dr Pepper on a steak? Wtf?
     
  25. GuyOnA_Buffalo

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    I
    i know it sounds odd. I saw it online and thought it was ridiculous. But a friend of mine, who's an excellent cook, confirmed it was legit. Glad I tried it.
     
  26. TLAU

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    you still did this an hour before cooking?
     
  27. IrishLAX2

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    My beef will never welcome any Dr. Pepper overlord
     
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  28. AUB

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    from my experience the best way is to get a perfect steak is:
    -Pre-heat your George Foreman, doesn't matter what size as long as the steak fits
    -place the frozen steak on the Foreman (do not season/marinate, will explain later)
    -Close the lid, cook till charred (mostly black) on top and bottom
    -The hard part is over... some say to let the steak rest but with the foreman, it's really unnecessary. You're ready to eat
    -Now is where we make one of two choices.. for the tough chewer, we're going to microwave the steak for a 1:30. Otherwise, leave it alone.
    -At this point, you can either spread a layer of ketchup on the top to both cool the meat and add a lot of flavor, or my personal favorite which is to dunk the bites in A-1 sauce. Don't bother with expensive steak marinades that try to imitate what A-1 has perfected. Some say to just sprinkle salt and pepper on the steak pre-cook, but those people generally have high blood pressure and are difficult to deal with in a social setting
     
  29. TLAU

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    fuck steak. seitan and tofu > any steak you can cook
     
  30. wes tegg

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    This isn't even a funny joke.
     
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  31. TLAU

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  32. * J Y *

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    I hope these steaks y'all are marinating are low quality cuts, cause its a crime if you're doing that to prime beef.
     
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  33. Corky Bucek

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    Marinade a prime NY strip in Dales, bud light, tabasco, with whatever spices you have in your pantry and then use A-1 is the way to go
     
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  34. TLAU

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  35. Corky Bucek

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    Wrong use of bitter beer face, that ad is for Keystone
     
  36. skiedfrillet

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    being the jackass that i am, i forgot to take the steaks i planned on eating tonight out of the freezer today before i left for work. i plan on taking them out after i get home and then going to gym for about an hour...do you think they'll be dethawed enough to cook after that? if not, what's a good way of dethawing them without ruining the meat?
     
  37. TLAU

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    nope. tried that yesterday. best to take them out the night before and put in the fridge
     
  38. AHebrewToo

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  39. * J Y *

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    Nope. If you absolutely have to eat them tonight you're gonna have tu run them under hot water while still in the plastic. It's not optimal, but neither is freezing a steak in the first place. They'll be fine
     
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  40. AHebrewToo

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    Won't hot water partially cook them. I would run under room temperature water.
     
  41. * J Y *

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    Yea it would. Even with hot water it takes me a while to thaw a good sized steak.
     
  42. skiedfrillet

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    damn :( thought so. thanks guys. i'll prob just run them under lukewarm water for an hour or two, and hopefully that won't wreck them.
     
  43. Dayneface

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    You could just go with Buhlake's strategy above :idk:
     
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  44. AHebrewToo

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    I would seriously consider some take out tonight and steak tomorrow after you leave it in the fridge overnight.
     
  45. High Cotton

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    Just boil in dales.
     
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  46. PHXNole2000

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    put it outside, let the sunshine thaw it.
     
  47. AHebrewToo

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    If you take this approach you have to unwrap it though. The celophane will magnify the sun's heat if you aren't careful.
     
  48. PHXNole2000

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    It will cook from the inside out....
     
  49. Corky Bucek

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    :jizz:
     
  50. skiedfrillet

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    i would but i'm going out of town tomorrow for the weekend :( and i'm craving steak in a big way....i could always just go buy another one and save these for monday tho
     
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