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21 July 2019

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GeneO

My Mom used to cook steak like that, delicious!

And Grandma used to cook a pot roast in her cast iron skillet. It would melt in your mouth. She never trusted pressure cookers ever since her neighbor blew hers up one day.

Fred

I picked the wrong week to be on a diet. Was that steak from Crabils?

Bill Hatch

My treat too myself when I remodeled our retirement house was a commercial 6 burner stove. My brother in law is a chef & he taught me how to cook a restaurant quality steak. It's as easy as the Col. said. Top quality meat, cast iron & lots of butter to finish it with. Just don't be afraid of high heat. It's really fast food. Don't think that I'll ever grill a steak again or go to Morton's or Ruth's

turcopolier

Balduccis'

Jose

Great choice, next time try adding caramelized onions and pepper...just like mima makes...lol

J

A man after my own heart, medium rare.

I enjoy raising my own beef and knowing what went into those delicious steaks and roasts.

Grew up with freezers full of locker calves, at least two hogs in the freezer, and chickens ready for frying or making dumplings.

Used to churn my own butter and make home-made buttermilk. The store bought stuff isn't anything like home churned. They drop a pill into the milk to make it curd, instead of the natural way. Remember how my dad enjoyed clabbered milk. Never really caught onto that personally. But an ice cold glass of real buttermilk, um mm mm.

Good looking steak Pat. Glad you enjoyed it.

Jack

Sir

I've cooked prime rib roast on a charcoal grill many times with good results. Should also try your skillet approach. Looks like it came out perfect. I like them medium-rare too!

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Sbin

Looks amazing!
Have an tec 2 infrared grill that can sear meat beautifully but still like pan fried.
Hard to beat a great cut of meat rubbed with fresh pepper and salt.
Think some blackened Halibut might be on the menu tonight.

confusedponderer

My brother and I want to make a decent brisket this summer.

In part for curiosity and because brisket is said to be one of the top three BBQ foods - and one that we don't know yet.

The size of that piece of meat will be a bit smaller here because german butchers cut that part of the beef different than American butchers. So be it.

That written, the question I have is not so much about how much but primarily about how to do it best. We have never made it and thus it is an experiment. And since brisket is not exactly cheap it should work the first time.

We read and heard that it is wonderful but we don't yet have an idea how to make it (and no cook books about it). Fry it? Or fry briefly and let it then cook slowly and on a much less temperature?

Any recommendations for how to do it from readers would be most helpful.

Mark Moon

Beautiful!

Andrei Martyanov (aka SmoothieX12)

Salivating is heavy on this one.

akaPatience

Looks absolutely delicious! We love a good steak which, with all of the nonsense about bovine flatulence adding to global warming, can be considered a guilty pleasure. I've learned from the "America's Test Kitchen" TV show that cooking a frozen steak can result in a very nicely browned outside with a medium rare inside. The technique sounds strange and counter intuitive to the usual method of letting the meat come to room temperature for an hour before cooking, nevertheless I finally got the courage to try it recently and it turned out just as the TV show predicted. My preferred side dishes these days are fresh corn (cut off the cob and topped with butter and chives) and tomato wedges -- both so flavorful and in abundance here in the Midwest during summer.

Petrel

Terrific -- but you might choose a different oil. Pressed rapeseed (aka Canola) is awful and needs to be dry-cleaned to remove the smell and taste. SST needs you Colonel !

casey

Vegetarianism has some significant downsides. But I make an exception for Skyline Chili, when I am in Cincinnati. I know it is crap food but it is SFG, man.

Arei

I find few things as satisfying as cooking in nice cast iron. If I may add my method:
Cook sliced mushrooms in separate pan
Season steak and cook in cast iron until medium rare, 125 degrees. Set aside to rest.
Put mushrooms in steak pan with butter and scrape up all the fond, brown.
Add some brandy and cook down to a nice sauce.
Add juices from resting steaks. Stir
Put sauce on steaks
Eat.

turcopolier

All

I have never cooked a brisket or any of the parts of the brisket although I have watched many cooked on "BBQ Pitmasters" competitions. I hope some of those present here will help confusedponderer with this.

turcopolier

Fred

No. It was from Balducci's, a fancy grocery store in Alexandria. Crabill's is just a bit too far these days although I miss the folks there.

turcopolier

Jack

My approach to a bone in prime rib roast is to rotisserie it for two hours on my Lynx gas grill with the hood down. This produces a medium rare. As prep I rub it with Montreal and some extra salt. I always buy the roast with all the fat cap because I put a drip pan under the rotisserie with quartered up small potatoes. The fat drips onto the potatoes and cooks them to a state of wonderfulness.

begob

Three tips I have for pan-fried steak:
1. Lay on some salt flakes a couple of hours before cooking - you'll see the salt draw the moisture out of the steak, which is then reabsorbed. Breaks down the fibres, so tenderizes the meat while giving it flavour.
2. Cut off a little of the fat and melt in a high temp pan, the sear the bejasus out of the meat, 1-2 minutes either side depending on the thickness.
3. Let the meat rest for five minutes while you lick the red-hot frying pan.

Sans racines

Looks the business! Goose fat (kept in the fridge) works a treat as well.

Brad Ruble

You might try adding sliced carrots to the potatoes. Get them locally grown. The best you can find.

akaPatience

Hey, welcome to my world! Skyline is another [VERY occasional] guilty pleasure. Although with all of the fine foodie-approved restaurants that've opened here in the past few years, I kinda hate that our city is known for Skyline Chili (as well as Montgomery Inn ribs and Graeter's ice cream). A Skyline 5-way with a cheese coney on the side goes down pretty easy. Quite a distinctive comfort food, for sure.

Fred

Next time I pass through the valley I'll have to make a resupply run for you.

different clue

What chemical or chemicals are innate to the Canola oil which have to be removed to remove the awful smell and taste?

What chemicals and/or processes are used to dry-clean the awful smell and taste out of the Canola oil?

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