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OK, one more post about Flat Irons

StanleyStanley Posts: 623
edited 5:05PM in EggHead Forum
OK, one more post about flat irons, then I'll shut up. Did another one for tonight's dinner (no pics - sorry). So simple - this time I just rubbed with pressed garlic, S&P and EVOO. First I grilled some zucchini slices tossed in EVOO, S&P and oregano - about 400°. Pulled the veges and ran her up close to 600°. Steak 90 seconds per side, then flipped a few more times until my Polder Pocket Thermometer* said I was at 125°. 10 minute rest before YUM!!! I've never had better zucchini. I've never had better steak at the price I paid for these flat irons. 'nuff said.

*There are frequently conversations about instant-read thermometers on this forum. While I have no doubt that the $95 Thermapen is wonderful, I have a $15 Polder Pocket Thermometer and I think it is great. I don't doubt that the Thermapen is quicker, but I find my Polder to be plenty fast enough for my needs.


  • JPFJPF Posts: 591
    Had flat irons over here tonight too





    450F direct on raised grid pulled at 150F Turned out really great! Might just have it again real soon. Good eggn everybody. John
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    If you are getting the results you want, no need to change. The rest is just eye candy. ;)
    IMHO, Flat Irons is the best steak buy on the market.

  • DaleDale Posts: 41
    I keep reading about these flat irons, what the heck are they? My local Safeway butchers (I know, that is a stretch) have no idea what they are.

  • StanleyStanley Posts: 623
    You may need a new butcher :)

    Look at this link (provided by Ar-Cee)

    and you'll learn all and more than you need to know about flat irons. Short story is that they come from a particular muscle in the chuck that is more tender than others. With lots of flavor.

    But then I said 'nuff said. What's wrong with me?
  • DaleDale Posts: 41
    I know, Safeway butcher is an oxy moron! (is that how you spell it?)
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    There is a reason Safeway doesn't have any stores near me. :woohoo: Don't know what to tell you. A lot of Butchers are going to give you crap.

    I buy the case.

  • Ar-CeeAr-Cee Posts: 105
    Try asking for a Top Blade Roast. thanks rc
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