If you've been ordering your steak cooked anything above medium rare, you've been doing it wrong.
That's according to Michael Lomonaco, chef and owner of New York City steakhouse Porter House Bar and Grill.
Lomonaco says that no matter the kind of steak you're ordering, you'll get the best and truest flavor of the beef — and therefore the maximum enjoyment out of your meat — if you order it medium rare.
Medium rare also allows for the best of both worlds: some char on the outside, while still maintaining a cool interior.
However, there is a little big of wiggle room to his recommendation.
Lomonaco says that rare also falls into the ideal range of how to have your steak cooked.
However, a cooking temperature above medium rare can lead to a tough and chewy piece of meat.
Lomonaco likens steak to eggs.
"Steak is like eggs to people. They are very specific about how they like to enjoy it, and it's a very personal kind of experience."
But, even so, he says that you're best off ordering your steak in the rare to medium rare range.
Take it from a pro.
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