The Steak Hand Test, it’s not that difficult to learn the difference between a rare, medium, and well-done piece of meat simply by touch. When raw, meat is very soft, as it cooks it becomes firmer, and luckily, you have a built-in gauge on the palm of your hand.
Have you ever wondered how cooks working the grill at your favorite steakhouse are able to keep track of the steaks when they have 15 to 20 steaks going at one time? Different cuts of beef, chicken, and pork, different thicknesses, different start times, some orders are for rare, some medium, some well, some medium rare, on and on non-stop for hours on end? It’s the hand test for steak, it’s easy to do and easy to learn.