The Finger Test to Check the Doneness of Meat

The Finger Test to Check the Doneness of Meat:

There are two basic methods to test for how done your meat is 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).

(Via Simply Recipes.)

This has been my method of testing for years. The examples and pictures show the technique well.

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