Food - Drink
The Best Way To Prevent Steak From Curling
If you’ve ever grilled, pan-fried, or pan-seared steaks, you’ve almost certainly seen “buckling” in action. According to F. Whitlock & Sons, buckling is what happens when the edges of your steak start to curl up when cooking.
Buckling occurs when the steak’s fat contracts and dries out while cooking, thus pulling more tightly against the surrounding meat. Due to this—and the fact that the heat is no longer quite as evenly distributed — the sides of the meat curl up.
For the perfect, buckle-free steak, cut small slits in the fat, an inch or more apart, which will keep the steak flat so it'll sear evenly. But before cooking, take the meat out of the refrigerator or freezer and allow enough time for it to come to room temperature.