Friday, July 10, 2009

How NOT to make a steak

I enjoy a nice steak or london broil, just on the rare side of medium rare. I'm very particular about the cooking of said beef. I don't like fried steak (I don't like fried anything all that much - not a huge fan of greasy food). NEVER got the point of chicken friend steak (shudder). BBQ or broiled or grilled makes me happy.

But I keep watching cooking shows that tell me that The Perfect Steak is fried/grilled with a little butter.

?

So, I tried it out tonight. Had three beautiful tiny little steaks, smoking hot pan with a fine glaze of olive oil, simple salt and pepper on the mini steaks, couple minutes a side with a cute little slice of butter.

Patiently let them rest the full five minutes and another minute for good measure.

And ... nothing special. In fact, I was very distracted by the fact that my lovely medium rare steak had the slight taste of butter.

Well, ya gotta try something before you can decide if you like it. I'll stick with my occasional non-buttery, lean, cleanly seared and just on the rare side of medium rare steak. :)

2 comments:

Fringe said...

Dang it! I'm sorry your steaks were not a success :(

If we want to try the perfect combo of steak with butter, we will just have to take that trip to Paris. Yep.

xo

. Phydeaux . Phydelle . said...

Oooo, let's do it! :D