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Almost burnt.
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Medium, rare or medium rare.
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Well done. I don't want bloody meat.
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pukeanddie wrote:

I good steak only needs salt and pepper. I like mine medium rare and hate it when it well done!


And a little extra virgin olive oil. It does wonders if you're not using an open flame to cook it.

Steak beyond medium is no longer edible, and thus no longer steak.
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I actually like it a bit overcooked. I love it when the outside is crispy; it is drier, but more flavorful.
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Dubnoman wrote:

When my older brother and I were little kids, we used to watch Airplane on VHS. Our favorite comedy to watch as kids was Spaceballs. We were like 7 and 9 when we used to be really into it, but our parents let us watch some PG-13 movies (such as Spaceballs).

Other things we were big into watching were Labyrinth on VHS, Never-Ending Story, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Disney films, Looney Toons on VHS and on TV (before they censored every little thing that raised any sort of red flag)...Tom and Jerry. That is another one. We used to love Tom and Jerry.



I liked all those shows and movies as well - still do! Absolute classics. Did you know, they've re-released the book-adaptation of Labyrinth? I'd like to get my hands on that...

Airplane! is such a classic. That type of comedy would never be able to be made today because of all the nonsense censorship and PC. Same with Blazing Saddles. Spaceballs...Good times lol, good times.



So you saw movies like Labyrinth and Never Ending Story as a kid, huh? Are you also a child of the 80s like me?
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Jonexe wrote:


pukeanddie wrote:

I good steak only needs salt and pepper. I like mine medium rare and hate it when it well done!


And a little extra virgin olive oil. It does wonders if you're not using an open flame to cook it.

Steak beyond medium is no longer edible, and thus no longer steak.




I agree. I like my steaks to be either medium or in between medium-rare and medium (many restaurants don't give you the option of the latter, which I believe is called "medium-rare plus"). But I agree, most times I want a nice quality steak to just have coarse salt and coarse black pepper, and sometimes with regular olive oil slathered on it before adding the salt and pepper. So good.



sasarahsept wrote:

Well done. I don't want bloody meat.



Actually, popular misconception. The red liquid and red juices from steak and beef that is not fully cooked is not blood. I heard a good explanation of this before, but the gist of it is that red meat from certain animals has redness in the meat and liquids in the meat due to a certain chemical agent that gives a red color. It is just like you'll get juices from chicken that are a lighter color, well, in beef, it is a red color. Also, in this explanation I heard (it was on a TV program), they pointed out that pigs and boar can produce meat this is technically another type of 'red meat' (it is similar to beef, venison, etc.), only that pork at U.S. grocery stores/restaurants do not have a red color or red juices because pigs are so sedentary (almost always lying around and not moving around much), and so, a result of this is that the red chemical agent doesn't really get produced (at least not in large quantities). So pork meat in U.S. grocery stores/most U.S. restaurants appear to be some type of 'white meat'.

So knowing this...you should try a good cut of steak cooked medium sometime. And if you are still feeling unsure about it nonetheless, perhaps because you are opposed to the idea of meat not fully cooked, well, think of it this way...have you ever tried sushi with raw fish? Do you like it? If so, maybe you can then find the idea of a nice steak cooked medium ain't so unappealing then.

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Additionally, if you don't like the idea of red meat being... well red... because of health issues; let me break it down for you.

Pork and chicken, often times, come already infected with some kind of bacteria, usually salmonella. The process of cooking the meat to the proper temperature (about 160 degrees F internally) kills this bacteria.

Whole cuts of beef, and other red meats like lamb, do not have this issue. The only contamination they might have is on the outside. When you cook red meats, you always ensure the outside is seared and browned. You do not have to ensure the same is true for the inside. Unless something has gone terribly wrong in the preparation process (ex: the meat is well past it's 'life span', if you will) then you should not get sick from a steak.

This is absolutely not true about ground meats. All ground meats have the potential for contamination due to the grinding process, and should never be eaten at anything less than rare unless you're willing to risk getting sick.
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Medium rareeee
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Yeah, it is important to fully cook ground beef. Although, if you have some good quality ground beef, you can cook a burger medium, right? I believe that is the case. It is not really too risky to order a 6 oz or 8 oz burger cooked medium if you are at a good restaurant, some tavern or bar and grill joint, or using good quality ground beef you bought from a supermarket, right? I'm asking you (Jonexe) since I think you might not the answers to these questions, as I'm not too sure of the answers to them.

It is a whole 'nother matter about burgers from McDonald's, Wendy's, etc. Can't really trust those burgers will be safe unless fully cooked, and makes sense that fast food chains will always fully cook burger patties as they will always do what they can to prevent lawsuits and bad PR.
Posted 8/6/14
I don't eat red meat...never.
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kirika202 wrote:

I don't eat red meat...never.



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I like mine well done, but I almost tried rare because of a dare my uncle gave me.
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Medium-Never. Check out the "Meat Glue" documentary on youtube to be informed for you and your family's health.. Also. If you read Parasite Rex or go ahead and read the bullet points of the book… You'll pretty much never look at meat or even touch it again. 0_0

Edit: I love meat and normally get it well done because I want to kill the germs and nothing tastes better than slightly burned meat…. Or maybe that's just what my parasites MAKE me think. 0_0
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