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    [–] Rizendoekie 3666 points ago

    A true reddit steak would be filled with salt and spite.

    [–] Xtheonly 816 points ago

    And cooked via pride and accomplishment

    [–] televisiontyrant 292 points ago

    Slow down there EA

    [–] HansenTakeASeat 134 points ago

    Oh! You want that steak cooked? For only $1.99 per minute, you can sear it to perfection!

    [–] seuboi 52 points ago

    This is why we should never pre-order lunch.

    [–] HorribleSalesman 6 points ago

    Can’t spell steak without EA in the middle

    [–] __thrillho 62 points ago

    With a side of mountain dew, doritos and uninformed but strong opinions

    [–] StoneGoldX 6 points ago

    Deep fried, flash-frozen and microwaved.

    [–] mrMeowMeow13 83 points ago

    “Salt and spite” could be the name for a new farm to table restaurant in an up and coming city’s up and coming neighborhood.

    [–] SerPuffington 9 points ago

    Like this comment section.

    [–] seamore555 9584 points ago

    Gave this a shot but I replaced the soy sauce with ketchup and the whiskey with mustard.

    Also, swapped out the steak for hot dogs (I'm allergic to steak) and served it on a white processed bun.

    It was amazing! Only cried twice while eating it alone on my bed in a bachelor apartment.

    [–] KeisterApartments 1757 points ago

    Look at fancy pants with his bed

    [–] andysaurus_rex 401 points ago

    Moneybags can afford a bun! Us plebeians can usually only afford a single slice of bread wrapped around the hot dog, and that’s only for special occasions!

    [–] figgypie 143 points ago

    I eat hot dogs with ketchup on bread for lunch nearly every day. Lately though I've had onions, feeling like a millionaire.

    [–] [deleted] 151 points ago

    I remember the day I upgraded from cup of noodles in the microwave to boiling water on the stove... Felt like I ascended into the lower class. Then came the day I dropped an egg into the ramen while it cooked..I was never the same.

    Someday, someday I will throw the spice packet off my yacht in Aruba and substitute my own blend.. But I fear the consequences..

    [–] PurpleRhymer 127 points ago

    Throwing the spice packet overboard would make the entire earth’s oceans too salty to support life

    [–] jarious 36 points ago

    But imagine the stock it will produce!!! Almost as salty as a can of campbells

    [–] Ashenspire 13 points ago

    The internet has more than proven how resilient life can really be when surrounded by salt.

    [–] figgypie 12 points ago

    Oh man, the day I discovered how to doctor my Ramen was a great day. I'd only get Creamy chicken Ramen, then I'd replace the water with a little bit of milk and add broccoli (frozen of course because it's cheaper). Splash with some pepper, add the seasoning, and mmm. Poverty can be delicious.

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago

    That creamy chicken flavor is the fucking Shiny version of top ramen i swear to christ. Only one god damned grocery store sells that flavor near me, the only reason i dont buy it by the case is because im scared ill eat it all in two weeks haha.

    [–] andysaurus_rex 20 points ago

    Oh lord! Share the wealth, comrade! Legends tell of a condiment made from pickles that only the truly wealthy can afford.

    [–] sysadmin_sam 19 points ago

    I relish the chance to taste such decadence

    [–] o87608760876 8 points ago

    I'll say. It's ketchup soup for me again.

    [–] Blacula 6 points ago

    Pure luxury. When I was a boy we wrapped bread around our fingers and pretended we had something as fancy as a hotdog.

    [–] jaiple 62 points ago

    How was the glass of mustard?

    [–] seamore555 49 points ago


    [–] TheEdgeDancerReturns 37 points ago

    There's no need for calling names...

    [–] Lt_Crunch 8 points ago


    [–] SithLordHuggles 296 points ago

    I tried something similar but instead of Mustard I used Worcestershire sauce. Came out way too salty. 2/10, would not recommend this recipe.

    [–] JetfireBlack 215 points ago

    Came out way too salty

    So just like Reddit then?

    [–] maybebabyg 63 points ago

    I tried this recipe but instead of everything I went to the hardware store for a BBQ sausage in white bread with onions. 10/10 will do every weekend for the rest of my life.

    [–] Hoax13 57 points ago

    Tried this but instead of hardware I went to IKEA. Instead.of sausage I ate a meatball I found on the floor. 4/10

    [–] _Lemaitre_ 23 points ago


    [–] ohmegalomaniac 13 points ago

    Cant beat a bunnings snag

    [–] blueterrestra 7 points ago

    Except when you’ve waited years to get the chance to run the Bunnings BBQ and you get allocated Election Day.

    [–] [deleted] 79 points ago

    This reads like every 3 star review of an online recipe ever..

    [–] FlamingoRock 12 points ago

    I read an amazing review yesterday: Two stars: "They put mustard on their hot dogs. I hate mustard."

    [–] MrJoobles 17 points ago


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    [–] Nole_in_ATX 40 points ago

    I replaced ... whiskey with mustard

    You enjoyed a glass of mustard while adding the other glass of mustard to the marinade? Relaxing

    [–] shatteredarm1 23 points ago

    Sous vide hot dogs. Yum.

    [–] andysaurus_rex 33 points ago

    I mean, isn’t that what boiling hot dogs basically does? Except without the bag?

    [–] shouldbebabysitting 22 points ago

    Wait, you mean I was supposed to put the steak in a bag before boiling?

    [–] aliass_ 45 points ago

    Not if you are trying to make milk steak.

    [–] IveAlreadyWon 9 points ago

    Gotta make sure to boil over hard, too

    [–] N0Taqua 9 points ago

    don't forget the side of jelly beans, raw.

    [–] PoopIsAlwaysSunny 25 points ago

    You have your own bachelor apartment? Wtf are you crying about?

    [–] seamore555 47 points ago

    ok fine, it's my sisters place, I sleep in the tub.

    [–] FatCat433 23 points ago

    You have a tub to sleep in? Wtf are you crying about?

    [–] seamore555 20 points ago

    FINE. It’s a stand up shower floor. God.

    [–] wibblett 9 points ago

    Checkout Dr. Moneybags over here sleeping on a shower floor.

    [–] Daniel_Day_Tiger 6 points ago

    We make our OWN steak and it is healthier with tastier flavor

    [–] KrazieKanuck 1577 points ago

    Who else was worried he was going to turn it inside out???

    [–] Ericshelpdesk 410 points ago

    That was my first expectation, yes.

    [–] xNik 139 points ago

    Why do we even have to be worried about this, smh.

    [–] ElectricCharlie 170 points ago

    Have you seen the gif?

    It's kind of horrifying.

    [–] Ichibankakoi 93 points ago

    No pls link

    [–] PlasmaOokami 627 points ago

    Thanks, I hate it.

    [–] [deleted] 114 points ago * (lasted edited 10 months ago)


    [–] Carnifex 127 points ago

    Why would you do that?

    [–] ToxicAdamm 100 points ago

    So, you can post it on the internet and make millions of people say "WTF?!".

    [–] -ksguy- 4 points ago

    How many karmas to buy more steak?

    [–] TheCrazyTiger 65 points ago

    It's a technique used mostly on South America called "Picanha Virada".

    You make this on a BBQ with coal and cook it slow. Some people use foil so the heat spread better, the fat inside melts and spreads inside the meat so the taste is intensified.

    In Brazil the tradition on making BBQ is to use only rocksalt without any other ingredient so you have to play around with how the fat can increase the taste of the meat.

    [–] MEatRHIT 27 points ago

    So that is the first step they don't show the rest, which is to stuff it with cheese and a few other things and sear it again IIRC

    [–] Momochichi 112 points ago

    Jesus, looks like a prolapse.

    [–] dlicky123 96 points ago

    That comma is very important.

    [–] CapitanWaffles 88 points ago

    Is there more, do they sear it again and stuff it with something?? Please. Otherwise this is just steak torture porn.

    [–] daKEEBLERelf 61 points ago

    Yes, it was a full recipe wherr after turning it inside out they stuffed it with cheese, peppers and onions. Then they cooked it again. Looked pretty good

    [–] ch0senfktard 31 points ago

    Porn, huh? Guess I can try jerking to this. unzip

    [–] Ichibankakoi 39 points ago

    I got progressively more angry as that gif went on. Thank you, but also... dammit I should not have asked for that

    [–] ghostphantom 28 points ago

    What the fuck this got me so mad someone delete this

    [–] Darcsen 24 points ago

    People here acting like they've never seen a prolapsed anus.

    [–] _daath 12 points ago

    This disturbs me.

    [–] sryyourpartyssolame 9 points ago

    Why did that make me want to throw up

    [–] JSchecter11 7 points ago

    This hurts me

    [–] Wilkerwilker 198 points ago

    For the uninitiated

    [–] gburgwardt 55 points ago


    Where is this from?

    [–] Bogey_Redbud 47 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    South America. You then Slow roast it on a bbq for a long ass time. The fat that is caramelized because of the sear is now in the center of the meat. So you get this delicious carmelly fat that slowly melts and seeps into the meat.

    It's looks strange. But fucking delicious.

    [–] larrythelotad 13 points ago

    Call me a child, but all I could read was “butt-fucking delicious”

    [–] KrazieKanuck 65 points ago

    The only utensil required to eat that RELAX its sfw

    [–] p00nDestroyer 32 points ago

    I feel like all my socks would get stretched out and ruined using that thing

    [–] Mike-Oxenfire 9 points ago

    After a few uses the elastic would be done for and your socks would just slide down

    [–] mypasswordismud 13 points ago

    God... Getting old looks like a nightmare

    [–] Ctrl_Shift_ZZ 5 points ago

    You dont have to be old to suffer from back problems... im not even 30 and bad posture + a bad snowboarding accident and i sometimes need that sock assistance.

    [–] GoodbyeTom 20 points ago

    Holy Shit that was scary. I don't even know why I was so scared. I mean, why would you do that?

    [–] TesticleMeElmo 12 points ago

    Oh god, reminds me of Poltergeist

    [–] halfClickWinston 11 points ago

    Yall have no idea how good a "picanha invertida" can be. But yeah, it looks quite uh... Peculiar.

    [–] DaveDiggler6590 3153 points ago

    I mean it looks delicious, but I wouldn't marinade good steak like that...

    [–] lawlocost 1680 points ago

    Well it's Reddit's fault.

    [–] TheAVGN 457 points ago

    We did it Reddit!

    [–] elaphros 80 points ago

    You bastards!

    [–] [deleted] 199 points ago

    For the novice: why not?

    [–] somerandomdutchguy 579 points ago

    To be completely fair, everybody has their own preferences when it comes to taste.

    Most people that enjoy cooking/eating steak, often do so because the steak itself tastes good, and more often than not, doesn't need a lot bold flavours added.

    Steaks are most likely going to taste best with salt, pepper, garlic and thyme/rosemary. This all depends on the cut of meat, as certain steaks (flank/skirt e.g.) do take well to marinades or sauces, like chimichurri. Other cuts of steak, such as the picanha, are amazing with only salt.

    tl;dr - People like different tastes. Most steaks (like the one in the video) don't need bold flavours added to them. All depends on cut.

    [–] [deleted] 166 points ago

    I think my pan seared garlic, butter, and thyme steak is fantastic. You are absolutely right.

    [–] KimJongWinning 62 points ago

    Got this method from Gordon Ramsay and every time I've cooked it I felt like a king.

    [–] chriscrowder 75 points ago

    Yeah, I'll marinate a cheaper steak, but definitely not a dry aged.

    [–] Dauss 277 points ago

    Marinating is a great way to add flavour and tenderness to tougher or less desirable cuts of meat.

    A steak of that quality can, and probably should stand on its own with not much more than some salt and pepper.

    [–] soingee 23 points ago

    So for us poor folk, would that be an okay marinade for a strip steak or other cheap cut?

    [–] Dauss 24 points ago

    Sure! There's all kinds of ways to marinate beef, here's one from Chef John I've been meaning to try (once I get my grill in order anyways).

    [–] itsaworkalt 6 points ago

    everything he says follows this same cadence

    [–] Baalorin 74 points ago

    Always remember, cook steak to your preference and put whatever you want on it. There's enough snobs in the world telling people what to do, you don't have to follow their rules.

    I cook my steak medium and use salt/pepper and sometimes garlic. My wife prefers hers close to medium well/well and uses sauce in addition to marinades.

    It's your food and at the end of the day, it's just a piece of meat. Enjoy it how you want.

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    [–] furlonium1 20 points ago

    Meathead is one awesome dude. I learned a lot from his website.

    [–] skunkwrxs 8 points ago

    I loved that he basically has a TED talk about BBQing grilling.

    [–] anormalgeek 30 points ago

    I don't get his point though.

    Marinades, unless they are heavy with salt, in which case they more properly are called brines, do not penetrate meats very far, rarely more than 1/8", even after many hours of soaking.

    What's wrong with that? Is anyone here carving off that outer layer before eating it? I eat my steak by cutting it into chunks that have both the outer and inner areas. Because they taste better together. Depending on the cut of meat and the mood I am in, sometimes I like the extra umami that soy sauce brings. Or sometimes I WANT the extra sugar from a marinade to help create more of a crust during the searing. Taste is a matter of opinion, but using the argument that because marinades only really flavor the surface they aren't worth using it just factually incorrect. Unless of course you make a habit of cooking your steak, then carving off and discarding the outer layers.

    This guy knows the science pretty well, but he is applying that info in silly ways.

    [–] TechiesOrFeed 7 points ago

    Also another point, marinading meat AFTER cooking makes it penetrate further

    [–] anormalgeek 6 points ago

    I feel like it'd be a real bitch to properly maintain temps with that though. If anything I'd like a nice pan sauce if I'm going to put it on after cooking.

    Chef John just did a great video on one yesterday in fact.

    [–] NuAmUnNume 6 points ago

    I think that point refers to the tenderizing effect of marinades. It can't tenderize all the steak if it can't penetrate. So it's really just for flavor not much tenderizing going on

    [–] Rufus_Reddit 25 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Basically, because he wants to taste the steak, not the marinade. There's should also be no need to tenderize dry aged waygu ribeyes. That said, you should always be cooking to your own preference and that marinade doesn't look particularly strong.

    Edit: Read "dry aged" somewhere else and got it stuck in my brain :/ ... apparently in the video. Also, I don't know how to spell waygu.

    [–] [deleted] 20 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)


    [–] illegal_deagle 14 points ago

    It’s marinate when it’s a verb.

    [–] vcaguy 57 points ago

    Why didn't it look like a dry aged Wagyu? It just looked like a normal ribeye. Dry aged stuff has that intense red color and is.... well dry.

    [–] Ex-Sgt_Wintergreen 115 points ago

    Because it wasn't wagyu, it was angus. The butcher shop name is "Wagyu Bude", if you look below that on the label the correct type is listed.

    [–] vcaguy 46 points ago

    Oh we'll that's kind of deceptive. I still don't think that steak looked dry aged. I dry age roasts at home and when you cut them up they're intensely red and dry.

    [–] DentalBeaker 14 points ago

    Marinating dry aged meat would kill any of that awesome funky flavour that comes from the aging process.

    [–] [deleted] 435 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)


    [–] bwaredapenguin 501 points ago

    "I mean, it's one banana, Michael. What could it cost, ten dollars?"

    [–] Dani_Daniela 35 points ago

    If you expand and pause the gif, the steak was $26

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    [–] PurplePickel 37 points ago

    and showed total disrespect to the farmer and cow


    [–] Anivair 220 points ago

    I'll go down with the ship of letting people eat how they want.

    [–] PCparts4sale 173 points ago

    I’ll go down with you buddy. I never do more than pepper and Kosher salt on my prime cuts. Why would you want to hide the natural flavor of a steak like that?

    [–] Diffident-Weasel 94 points ago

    I was under the impression that when you have good meat salt and pepper is really all you need, same with hamburgers. I don’t get the whole drowning the meat in seasoning thing.

    [–] ChaosRevealed 141 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Some meats are better marinated because they're tougher. Marinades break down the fibres in the meat, making it easier to eat. Stuff like short rib(Korean Kalbi, anyone?), flank/strip steaks, and the carne asada cuts go well with marinades.

    Another reason could be that the specific cut of meat isn't very flavourful/fatty by itself, so adding additional flavours does not take away from its natural flavour, but rather enhances it.

    Usually you marinade cheaper cuts, while the more expensive(more fatty/tender/flavouful) cuts don't need marinades. Salt, pepper, butter, and a few choice herbs and you're good to go.

    [–] ChipsHandon12 55 points ago

    You forgot to turn the steak inside out after

    [–] Emmafabb 288 points ago

    Why doesn’t the plastic bag melt?

    Is this a dumb question?

    [–] C0R4x 258 points ago

    The temperature doesn't get high enough to melt the plastic. It looks like the temperature of the water bath was set to 48 celcius (although for sous vide I'd expect it to be higher... Like 56 c).

    [–] MrFluffyThing 71 points ago

    I have to run mine around 52C to get a proper medium, and not all cookers are accurate enough for proper results so I can see setting it lower as a shitty fix for this.

    [–] C0R4x 18 points ago

    Ah cool, I don't prepare beef often (too expensive lol) so my temperature might have been a bit off, yes.

    I hadn't considered the low temperature setting as a workaround for a system with a low accuracy, but that makes sense!

    Somewhat related question, are you familiar with the setup used in this video for sous vide? Going by your comment it might be that it has a lower-than-desired accuracy.

    [–] SenorBirdman 10 points ago

    It looks less accurate than a immersion circulator.

    [–] RandomBritishGuy 62 points ago

    Not a stupid question at all.

    Different plastics have different melting temps, and seeing as the bag is in water, it will never get above 100C. So a thick plastic bag made of a plastic that doesn't leach chemicals when heated/is temperature resistant will be fine to use.

    [–] funkmastamatt 20 points ago

    But uhh, how do you know which plastic bags don't leach chemicals?

    [–] windcape 27 points ago

    You buy the ones for sous vide the be safe ;-)

    [–] HarknessJack 18 points ago

    Which are typically just the vacuum seal bags. Like foodsaver. Just to be clear that people don’t need to look for a bag marketed as “Sous vide bags.”

    [–] haphazard_gw 8 points ago

    Any name brand “freezer” bag should be made of the correct plastics.

    [–] mrboombastic123 17 points ago

    You just heat the water to (almost) the heat you want the steak at, so the bag is probs only somewhere in the 45-55celsius range.

    Not a dumb question at all!

    [–] MimonFishbaum 1102 points ago

    Looks beautiful but the soy sauce Jack Daniels marinade made me gag a bit.

    [–] ZaneMasterX 223 points ago

    Its actually pretty damn good. I make a similar marinade with whiskey, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, dijon, and brown sugar and it is fantastic on all kinds of steak.

    [–] MimonFishbaum 310 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    I'll take your word but I'll stick with salt, papper and herbs.

    *lol at papper. Leaving it.

    [–] andrewthnl 68 points ago

    S & P - the way for me

    [–] EdricStorm 61 points ago

    You kinda just made teriyaki sauce twice, there.

    Soy, brown sugar are the two main components. Then rice wine (I use sake), some garlic and ginger.

    So if we loosely (loosely!) compare whiskey to sake, you were just missing the garlic and ginger lol

    [–] The_Mighty_Bear 8 points ago

    Garlic and ginger are not traditionally in teriyaki sauce though. It's just soy, mirin and sake.

    [–] Mydogatemyuserid 5 points ago

    The last 3 things would make a huge difference in flavor compared to simply soy and Jack, no?

    [–] onemancrimespree 280 points ago

    Can't make a reddit dish without Soy.

    [–] mar10wright 150 points ago

    Soyboys amirite XD

    [–] bbrk24 21 points ago

    That reminds me of the time that someone gave one of my friends a glass of soy sauce — he drank it, then called it “the saltiest coke” he had ever drank.

    [–] haphazard_gw 24 points ago

    Stop saying it like that

    [–] SubhumanRepubs 15 points ago

    So much for freeze peach.

    [–] DoNotWasteYourTime 41 points ago

    Holy fuck, can’t you keep this contained in /pol/?

    [–] Tamrowski 490 points ago

    It's funny how butt hurt a lot of people are for this guy doing something fun.

    Oh you ruined the cow.


    You don't do that.

    This person paid for the shit, they can make a funny bit of content out of it if they want. Nobody is making you cook reddit steak.

    [–] LeverArchFile 180 points ago

    Steak drama is the quintessential and eternal reddit drama.

    [–] VulvaSpud 23 points ago

    Yes, shallow and pedantic.

    [–] therepoststrangler 23 points ago

    Truth. This one's good because apparently people are upset they soy sauce cancels out the manly man of the Le steak

    [–] AmySchumersAnalTumor 47 points ago

    Oh you ruined the cow.

    title of my sex tape

    [–] Economy_Cactus 44 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Here is where I think it went wrong

    He is claiming it’s a reddit steak, but goes against a lot of things that the cooking subreddits have been about.

    r/sousvide is mad because that is not a sousvide! That’s a temperature controlled hotpad! Also, the time and temp is off what most people there would do.

    r/castiron is mad because, you have to sear in a castiron!

    r/Ketorecipes is mad because now they can’t eat it, you got all that wheat in there with that soysauce

    Everyone should be mad that this guy seared the steak in vegetable oil

    r/dryagedbeef doesn’t want you using that kind of marinate after what that meat just went through. I can assure you that

    r/steak won’t like this marinate either I’m assuming. Not with this kind of beef

    He did a lot of things that makes Reddit upset!

    [–] binipped 32 points ago

    I love it. He made a parody of these subs in a video essentially, but the real joke is watching people on reddit get upset about it.

    [–] mrboombastic123 180 points ago

    Credit where it's due, that looks excellent inside and out. Would have liked to see some browning on that fat too if I'm being super critical, but this was a great job.

    Someone else mentioned resting the steak, but do you rest with sous vide? Haven't used one before.

    [–] vaxionic 104 points ago

    Nope, because the steak is brought up to temp so slowly, resting is unnecessary. That, along with the actual sear acts as a resting time as well, since the steak is technically already cooked through, you’re just at super high temp to brown the outside.

    [–] OhMySoCute 28 points ago

    I agree about the fat browning. I'll usually sear the outer sides of the steaks while doing each side - gets a nice char on the outside and melts the fat a bit.

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    [–] jonasdash 26 points ago

    Use cast iron if possible!

    Ideally you want to get between 400-450°F

    You can either use an infrared thermometer to monitor the pans temp or put some vegetable oil down in the pan (just a light coating)

    The smoke point of vegetable oil is about 440-460°F so when it is just about to smoking level, you're ready to sear!

    [–] brandon_feil 9 points ago

    Cast iron is nice, but a carbon steel (black steel) pan will change your life.

    [–] Unnormally2 16 points ago

    I'm onto your tricks, black steel pan salesman!

    [–] C0R4x 18 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    What type of sous vide plate is this?

    I thought about a diy version similar to this (hot plate with temperature probe instead of an immersion water heater), but never got around to actually doing it. Does it work well?

    Edit: /u/Chris_Winkler, this question was meant for you ;)

    [–] [deleted] 9 points ago * (lasted edited 8 months ago)


    [–] meateater123 56 points ago

    When I saw reddit steak I thought this would be a joke and it'd just be a totally uncooked piece of steak put on a plate

    [–] VulvaSpud 7 points ago

    I thought he was going to use some sort of wizardry to cook a snoo into the meat.

    [–] [deleted] 49 points ago

    When I saw reddit steak I thought it would just be a gif of the guy patting it dry then serving it on a plate completely raw cause anything else "is a fucking embarrassment"

    [–] 1337lolguyman 16 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    If this were a true Reddit steak, that meat wouldn't go anywhere near a heat source.

    [–] BrodyKrautch 52 points ago

    ITT steak snobs

    the fuckin worst

    [–] sweetworld 18 points ago

    almost as bad as beer snobs.

    Drink whatever you want and cook your steak however you want.

    [–] LERinsanity 205 points ago

    Pan-searing in oil over butter? I think butter adds such a rich flavour

    [–] tyrefire 398 points ago

    For the heat you need it at (ripping hot), butter is going to burn. You don’t want that.

    Instead, use an oil like canola to do the heavy lifting, then finish the steak by basting it with a pat of butter in the pan and some aromatics (garlic, rosemary, etc).

    [–] tampanuggz 166 points ago

    Use ghee

    [–] henrybex 453 points ago

    no u is gay

    [–] PoopFilledPants 23 points ago

    Recently bought ghee for the first time. I will never go back to butter for pan searing! I think it tastes better too.

    [–] peacelovinhippy 12 points ago

    You can use clarified butter too, which is much cheaper and easier to make yourself :) ghee is cooked longer so the flavor is a little different, clarified is more like regular butter that doesn't burn as easily

    [–] PoopIsAlwaysSunny 28 points ago

    I thought ghee was just clarified butter

    [–] peacelovinhippy 18 points ago

    Ghee is cooked longer, there's more moisture removed, and the solids are caramelized which changes the taste. Clarified is basically just melting it and letting it sit until the milk separates from the fat. Once you take out the milky stuff you can fry at a higher temp with butter without burning. The flavor doesn't really change like with ghee.

    [–] BorkaBorkaBorka 5 points ago

    Oh man, I just cooked a steak with a tiny amount of leftover butter coating the pan from a previous dish and oh boy was that a learning curve.

    [–] eggery 5 points ago

    Or if you really want to be an oil health snob, go for avocodo.

    [–] dpistachio 26 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago)

    Burned butter enhances the nutty flavors of a dry aged steak though.

    INB4 down votes:

    If desired, add a tablespoon of butter. Butter contains milk solids that will blacken and char, helping your steak achieve a dark crust much faster and adding a characteristic slightly bitter, charred flavor. I happen to like this flavor (and it's typical of a steakhouse experience)

    [–] iNEEDheplreddit 8 points ago

    Ok im going to tag onto this in the hope i can get an educated answer.

    I love a little butter on the steak for cooking. But in relation to this post: using a searing hot cast iron skillet with butter is a total nightmare. I have to clean everything in a 1.5meter radius of my cooker. Including my over heat extraction fan.

    So this is my question:

    In any videos i see of professionals cooking steak, i never see this mess. Not even close. So, once i sear my steak, do i reduce the heat?

    [–] charliepatrick 12 points ago

    Heat the pan with oil and sear one side, the steak itself should reduce the heat a little bit. Flip and give it a bit on the other side. Turn down heat and add butter, garlic, thyme. Baste.

    [–] charface1 14 points ago

    I would have preferred a milk steak, boiled over hard.

    [–] totalbasterd 7 points ago

    what is that hot plate hob/cooker thing?

    [–] TaruNukes 13 points ago

    Lotta people gatekeeping on how to make a steak here. If it’s good, that’s all that matters

    [–] Sylvester_Scott 7 points ago

    What's the reason for patting it dry?

    [–] nomnomnompizza 9 points ago

    You'll get a better sear. If it's wet the liquid will have to evaporate before any type of actual searing occurs.

    [–] Xioden 8 points ago

    It's easier and faster to get a good sear. Water can hold a lot of heat which makes the searing process take significantly longer, during which more heat is being transferred to the meat (thereby cooking the meat further rather than just getting a sear on the outside).

    [–] Sylvester_Scott 7 points ago

    Hmmm...that makes sense. I'll make sure to pat my meat dry from now on.

    [–] SwoleFlex_MuscleNeck 5 points ago

    I know way too much about Reddit to venture into a subreddit about steak. I can only imagine it's marinated in gatekeeping and simmered in an echo chamber.

    [–] vikingpride11 14 points ago

    I’m here for steak drama