Star chef Mario Batali explains how to cook meat so that it has a perfect char.
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In a restaurant world and in the delicious world of
home cooking, the best way to understand how to really
give something a great char is to cook it on
the first side down for 75% of the cooking time
and then turn it over. What that will give you
is that magnificent kind of outer crust that wouldn't happen
if you turned it over and moved it too often.
In that same sense, don't move it very quickly, right
when it puts on. Allow it to sit there until
you think it's almost over the edge. And then turn
it that first time. That's gonna give you that intense
caramelization, that delicious flavor. That's what you're looking for when
you're talking about great beef flavor. [BLANK_AUDIO]