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Porterhouse Steak, I Love You Dearly

Porterhouse Steak

My favorite steak cut is the porterhouse steak. I do love t-bone steaks too but the porterhouse cut has more of that tender, tender filet attached so it wins out. I know, I know, people love ribeye steaks. And while that cut is tasty it’s too fatty for me. I love eating a good piece of steak, including tasting and enjoying the beef flavor. Hence, why I love the porterhouse steak dearly.

Why I Love Porterhouse Steak Dearly

First off, this cut is usually sliced thick which makes it the perfect steak for grilling. There’s nothing like cutting into a thick steak after it came off the grill. The feel of your knife slicing through the thick meat, the heft you feel as you pick it up with your fork (or fingers), the bounciness of the meat, oh boy! Now I want a steak.

Second, the taste of this cut isn’t matched by any other cut. A porterhouse steak is what steak should taste like: Beefy goodness.

Finally, I love the marbling of the fat throughout the meat. To me, that’s what makes this cut of steak stand above all others. The melding of the meat and fat as it cooks.

How I Typically Cook My Porterhouse Steak

As of the past several months I got a Weber charcoal grill so I’ve been grilling my steaks. Yes, I grill any time of the year, even when it’s freezing outside. My brother is the same way. We got that trait from our grandfather who would grill almost everyday at his shop.

However, if I can’t grill my steak I will fry it up in my Lodge cast iron skillet for a few minutes on each side before placing it in the oven for a few more minutes. I eat my usually medium, however I can be off with my timing sometimes and cook the steak medium-rare. Especially if the butcher cuts the steak very thick. I don’t mind when that happens because I’ll eat medium-rare.

When it comes to seasonings I keep it simple: Salt and pepper. I know some people don’t like to put the latter on the steak until after it cooks because pepper can burn and cause a bad taste. Yet, I still put a little on there. I even like to put a little cayenne pepper on my steaks too. Finally, I don’t use any steak sauce on my steaks. I haven’t done that in years. A properly-cooked steak doesn’t need a sauce. The salt and pepper brings out the flavor of the meat which is truly delicious!

Want To Win My Heart?

Some women love flowers, while others swoon over diamonds. Neither of those impress me. If you want to win my heart then buy me a steak or treat me to a steak dinner. Or let me get double-steak at Chipotle.

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Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress: Let’s See If She Had Good Taste

Lady Gaga's Meat Dress

When I told people about Let’s All Meat on Twitter I got a response from one of my followers that said “I’m picturing that time Lady Gaga just wore steaks.” That gave me the idea to write about Lady Gaga’s meat dress and determine if she had good taste. Get it? I’m using good taste in two ways: Fashion and the tastiness of the beef used. Oh, I’m spending too much time explaining this. Let me get on with this post.

Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress: The Type Of Meat Used

According to the Wikipedia article, the designer behind Lady Gaga’s meat dress used raw beef. He specifically used flank steak. Let’s discuss that cut of meat.

Flank steak is versatile but it can be a tough cut to eat because it comes from the abdominal muscles of the cow. Think about your core and how you use it everyday. Yeah, that’s why that cut of beef is tough. Yet, don’t let this info about flank steak from keep you from eating it. It’s a good alternative to skirt steak and you can grill, roast, broil, or saute it.

Flank steak can be a difficult cut of steak for people to cook because it’s so lean they cook it too long or on too high heat. If you want to cook this cut, you need to slice it against the grain to make it tender and don’t cook it beyond medium temperature.

Finally, this cut works well with marinades and I highly recommend you use one or make your own.

Did She Have Good Taste?

I believe that, yes, Lady Gaga had good taste when it came to her meat dress. Flank steak has some cons I spoke of above yet I’ve always enjoyed eating a properly-cooked cut. I’ve eaten flank steak in tacos, fajitas, and in some Asian dishes.

Lady Gaga wearing the meat dress accepting a MTV award.