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Advice for small steaks

I received two small Allen Brothers steaks as a gift and plan to cook them on the Egg tonight. They are petite filets (not too thin but very small diameter) so I can only get a portion of my remote thermometer in. I want to cook medium rare. Any advise?
LBGE & SBGE.  Central Texas.  


  • njlnjl Posts: 837
    Assuming these are thin cross sectional slices of a beef tenderloin, I wouldn't use a leave-in thermometer.  If they're really thin, searing each side over high heat for 60-90s might cook them.  If you don't care about sear, you could just give them a couple of minutes at about 400F, flip, wait a few minutes, pull, stick with thermopen, and either be done or give another couple minutes, depending on what the pen says.
  • Don't do your remote on high heat cooks.

    Put these in hot tap water for an hour in a zip lock then sear them hard on your egg or in a pan and they will be perfect. No longer than 60-90 seconds on the sear. Real hot, real fast 

    Tap water is usually around 130-135 which is perfect med rare

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