I eat medium-well if I don't know and/or trust the person cooking the steak. If it's a high quality steakhouse, I might go medium. if its family offer a friend and I know that they know what they're doing, I'll probably go medium.AmriloJim wrote:Yup! A Philly is not steak... it is good, but it's not steak.
Chicken-fried steak is almost not steak, but it's much closer than a Philly.
We also pray for those who prefer medium-well or worse to see the error of their ways.
I've heard of a trick where, when you go to a steakhouse and order a steak, if you ask the chef to "prepare it however he would like," it almost guarantees the chef will be overcome with a culinary artistic fit, and will hunt through his freezer to get the best possible cut of meat he has available and will absolutely fawn over that steak from start to finish.
I've never tried it, because I'm always afraid I'll end up with something medium-rare or *shudder* rare-rare. And it's a bad idea to send a steak back to be cooked more, because then the chef might just get pissy and drop the steak on the floor a few times. I guess I'd just choke down a few bites before boxing it up and taking it home so I could finish cooking it myself.
But yeah, if you want a really good steak and you aren't too picky, tell the chef to prepare it however he would like. Pro tip.