The Finger Test to Check the Doneness of Meat

Tips and Techniques - The Finger Test to Check the Doneness of Meat

There are two basic methods to test the doneness of meat while you are cooking it—use a meat thermometer, or press on the meat with your finger tips.

The problem with the meat thermometer approach is that when you poke a hole into the meat with a thermometer, it can let juices escape, juices that you would rather have stay in the meat. For this reason, most experienced cooks rely on a “finger test” method, especially on steaks (whole roasts are better tested with a thermometer).

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