Is well-done steak more tender?
3. The meat gets tougher. Order well and you’re totally drying it out, making the steak tougher and less melt-in-your-mouth tender. Technically, medium rare is considered perfectly cooked because that’s when the proteins haven’t started to break down but the fat has rendered and given it juicy flavor.
Why do chefs not like well done steak?
Well, it’s true that the longer you cook a steak, the greater the impact on eating quality. Tender and high quality cuts of beef can easily become flavourless and dry when cooked for too long, which is why most steak-lovers swear against well doneness.
How do you cook a rare steak?
Rather than oiling the pan, brush the steak with oil to prevent it sticking. Cook a 2cm-thick piece of steak for 2-3 minutes each side for rare, 4 minutes each side for medium, and 5-6 minutes each side for well-done. Turn the steak only once, otherwise it will dry out.