Can you make a case for cold leftover steak being better than fresh warm steak?

poindexter

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Oct 25, 2017
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The idea of eating leftover steak right from the fridge without reheating sounded awful when someone on ERA recommended it. I have now seen the error of my ways and you should too. For those who are woke, which do you prefer? Fresh warm steak or cold leftover? Let's leave reheated steak out of this argument. Let's not talk about reheated steak.
 

Jawmuncher

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Oct 25, 2017
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I think it would depend on the cut and such. You can definitely enjoy a cold steak, but it's not quite a "One size fits all" metric like say pizza.
 

Fat4all

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Oct 25, 2017
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cold steak contracts, might be good for salads, but if i wanna chew on a steak i want it to fall apart and be juicy
 

Kitsunebaby

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Oct 27, 2017
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I'm okay with eating it cold, but of course warm is better for most cuts with any semblance of marbling. You cook it just enough that the fat starts to render, which makes it juicier. Otherwise you might as well just eat tartare all the time (delicious, don't get me wrong). I'd rather eat steak cold than reheat it and risk cooking it past medium-rare, though.
 

Trickster

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Oct 25, 2017
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Fresh warm steak is best. But damn if I don't love cold leftover steak as well, works real well as a snack
 

Vern

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Oct 26, 2017
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I like cold tri tip, maybe on a salad or something straight from the fridge. But it doesn’t beat a good cut of steak hot and cooked to perfection.
 

Goldenroad

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Nov 2, 2017
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Could you imagine going to a restaurant and paying thirt...any amount of money for a cold leftover steak?
 

Rag

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Oct 30, 2017
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This is crazy talk. There are good ways to reheat steak, but there's no way that cold steak is better than fresh off the grill or fresh off the pan steak.
 

loquaciousJenny

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Oct 25, 2017
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It's irrational but I don't like the idea of eating that kind of meat cold, I feel like all those bacteria I cooked it to get rid of will come back if it's cold
 

Sean

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Oct 25, 2017
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Air Fryers actually work pretty well for reheating steak. Far better than doing it in a microwave or oven anyways.
 

Kyonashi

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Oct 24, 2017
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UK
cold... steak? madness.

you should never have leftover steak, eat the whole damn thing out of the pan as hot as you can get it.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Cold steak cut into "fries" and dipped into a little ketchup is a "weird thing" that I eat occasionally (maybe once or twice a year?) but it really depends on the cut, doneness, how lazy I'm feeling, how close I am to passing out because I forgot to eat, and so on. It is more common for me to use leftover steak as a steak (take the same strips of cold rare steak and panfry to medium rare), pop it into fried rice, or make something like spaghetti sauce or chili with it.