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Offline TerryJ

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Re: Uses for coconut oil
« Reply #1 on: 30 June 2015, 01:44:49 PM »
Hubby complains his steak tastes kinda weird if I cook it in coconut oil :D
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Re: Uses for coconut oil
« Reply #2 on: 30 June 2015, 03:53:50 PM »
Oil?  Steak?

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo  !

DRY fry steak.  Get the pan really really hot - slap the steak straight in and leave it, pressing it down - all over - a couple of times with the flat of a fork - until you can lift it easily (as it will unstick itself when it's ready), by which time it will be beautifully browned,2-3 mins, ish - then turn, then press down all over once, then turn off the heat - and leave it - for it to finish.  The 'leaving' is essential for all the juices to flow again.

Result - fantastic steak.

BUT - you must buy well marbled, decent steak in the first place - and it must not be too thin.  This will produce a 'medium to well done' juicy steak.

I am unable to judge rare, as that has to be done by 'feel' and never having worked in a commercial kitchen, have never cooked enough steaks to know what the 'feel' should be.  (Our Corinne can do it properly, to order, every time - whether it's fillet or wafer thin shoeleather, LOL)
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Re: Uses for coconut oil
« Reply #3 on: 30 June 2015, 06:54:58 PM »
^^^ I will try this!
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Re: Uses for coconut oil
« Reply #4 on: 30 June 2015, 09:42:30 PM »
Oh, when we had the restaurant I could definitely do the "feel" thing.  I still can but I cannot explain it.  We like our steaks cooked on the rare side.  All I can explain it as is the feel of the outer part of the palm of your hand - opposite side to your thumb.  Medium is the pad of your thumb.
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Re: Uses for coconut oil
« Reply #5 on: 30 June 2015, 10:54:58 PM »
LOL - Corinne hasn't even tried - because of course people did try to explain to her many years ago and she said it was all a waste of time - you just have to get used to it, then you'll KNOW !
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Re: Uses for coconut oil
« Reply #6 on: 01 July 2015, 07:35:56 AM »
I use coconut oil for loads of things but not for frying steak. I fry it dry in one of those 'griddle pans' which is 'ribbed' so it gives nice lines on the steak, and I make sure the steak has fat in it so I buy rib eye. Depending on the thickness of the steak it takes between 6 and 8 minutes to get a 'medium' steak. Such a quick and convenient meal. Pity it's so expensive !
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Re: Uses for coconut oil
« Reply #7 on: 01 July 2015, 12:16:39 PM »
I just use a normal thick bottomed Teflon coated frying pan.  Tesco's best LOL
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