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Tuscan Steak

bge30plusbge30plus Posts: 80
edited February 2012 in EggHead Forum

I thought about this while talking about lid up or down. Learned this some years ago. Start the egg and get it to 550 to 600. Take a porterhouse 2.5 to 3 inches thick. Insert meat probe on strip side centered. Lid down, Grill for 3 to 4 mins, rotate 90 grill another 3 to 4 flip and then repeat. Stand steak up on back side bone down. Yes standing up on the back of the vertebrae.  Close lid roast till desired temp I usually close the vents. I use a little EV olive oil, rubbed with fresh garlic cloves, salt and cracked black pepper. This is truly a wonderful way to grill a steak for 4 people. It goes good with antipasti  as a starter and a salad with the steak.


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  • I suppose one could use a V-rack to stand several up at a time. 
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  • Trust me when they are 3 inches thick they stand up without any help
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  • I have never seen a 3 inch thick Porterhouse? But this sounds so good.
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 3,366
    Trust me when they are 3 inches thick they stand up without any help
    And you probably don't need more than one!  
    This sounds great, would love some pics next time!  

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,076
    Funny that mentioned that yesterday. I got home from work and was flipping the channels and landed on some show on The Cooking Channel and they were in Italy at this Butcher. He was cooking what he called Bisteca Florentine almost exactly like that. The steaks were 4 fingers thick (so about 3.5 inches, but they looked more like 4 or 5 inches) aged for 25 days. He cooked them 5 minutes per side and then stood them up on the bone to finish. Crazy. Looked real good.

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  • bge30plusbge30plus Posts: 80
    edited February 2012

    My wife and I were in Pisa in the Tuscany region of Italy, were this is done in most Bistro's. It's is a great way to cook a real thick porterhouse. IF you are a bone gnawer this is the best bone you'll ever gnaw? Try it you will impress your friends.

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