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How to Tell the Doneness of Meat with Your Finger

How to Tell the Doneness of Meat with Your Finger

Okay, you know how on Top Chef the contestants can touch a piece of meat with their fingertips and they can tell its 'doneness'? It always impresses because I'm more of a thermometer girl, or--worse yet--a stick a knife in there and poke around girl. Anyway, there really isn't any magic behind the finger test. It's just a matter of knowing what you're feeling for, so says Elise at Simply Recipes. For instance, raw feels like the fleshy bit at the base of your thumb, demonstrated here:

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Now press your pinky to your thumb and feel the same spot. You'll see that fleshy part has firmed up quite a bit. This is how well-done meat should feel.

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See? No magic at all. Just knowledge and practice. Now head on over to Simply Recipes and continue your lesson!

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