How to Feel When a Steak is Done

By F&W Editors Posted October 06, 2014

There are a few ways to check on the doneness of meat. You could be very technical and use a meat thermometer, you could be sloppy and just cut the meat to peek inside or you could use F&W BNC Daniel Patterson’s smart trick.

There are a few ways to check on the doneness of meat. You could be very technical and use a meat thermometer, you could be sloppy and just cut the meat to peek inside or you could use F&W BNC Daniel Patterson’s smart trick.

Patterson knows exactly how meat feels when it’s medium, rare or well-done. How? Certain parts of your hand have the same feel as meat when it’s done to a particular degree. It sounds a little like phrenology with hands instead of heads—but we promise, it works. Watch the clip above to learn how to master Patterson’s easy technique.

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