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El-Gonzo Jackson 01-28-2009 11:06 AM

Pittsburgh Style Steak question.
 
Anybody that can clarify what is an authentic Pittsburgh Steak? I have heard black and blue, another that says use a marinade of tomato juice and steak sauce, another that says coat with oil and spices and then sear it.

If anybody has a killer recipe for one, please hook me up as I know what is on the menu for sunday. Thanks,

AllD 01-28-2009 03:50 PM

Re: Pittsburgh Style Steak question.
 
Coat it in butter and oregano. Let the juice drip into a pan and use it to dip the bread.

El-Gonzo Jackson 01-29-2009 01:13 AM

Re: Pittsburgh Style Steak question.
 
I found this:

PITTSBURGH-STYLE STEAK

This regional favourite began in the steel mills when the practice of the workers was to cook a steak on a cooling piece of steel. Marinate your steaks in tomato juice, stout beer, Heinz 57 steak sauce, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and black pepper.

Char it on the outside, keep it rare on the inside.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servl...//TPStory/Life

And this:

I work in a steakhouse.I have tried to find the true recipe for awhile.Don't use butane or ather gases directly on the steak.That will make the meat taste like the gas.I use a iron skillet.Heat the skillet as hot as you can get it;white hot if you will.Dip your steak in butter and place on the skillet.This will burn the outside and ,keep the inside rare ,or raw.The story behind a "pittsburgh steak" is that old steel workers in pittsburgh would cook their steaks on the side of the huge vats of molten iron.Hence, burning the outside and,keeping the inside raw.

http://www.recipelink.com/mf/0/46451

TheSteelCurtain 01-29-2009 02:28 AM

Re: Pittsburgh Style Steak question.
 
I used to work in a restaraunt we would used that marinade. Then put a hot plate on a burner for a few minutes till it got hot and just blackened the outisde.

El-Gonzo Jackson 01-29-2009 04:17 PM

Re: Pittsburgh Style Steak question.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheSteelCurtain (Post 546509)
I used to work in a restaraunt we would used that marinade. Then put a hot plate on a burner for a few minutes till it got hot and just blackened the outisde.

The Tomato Juice, Dark Beer, Heinz 57, etc marinade???? I'm thinking of trying that one with a cast iron pan for steak on sunday. Thanks!!

TheSteelCurtain 01-29-2009 06:13 PM

Re: Pittsburgh Style Steak question.
 
We did a tomato juice, yuengling, Heinz, etc and Them Some steak seasoning. The key is to marinade early and have that skillet hot as hell. Its gonna make a hell of a mass when you put it on there too.

TheSteelCurtain 01-29-2009 06:18 PM

Re: Pittsburgh Style Steak question.
 
The bottom recipe is probably true to the original. Im not sure how many steel workers had a marinade going on there. We used a hot plate similar to this on either a burner or a grill (if you have time) Its hard to get it as hot on a grill you can with a burner.

A hot plate similar to this.

http://www.casadelacarne.es/common/carne/11.jpg

TheSteelCurtain 01-29-2009 06:19 PM

Re: Pittsburgh Style Steak question.
 
Its gonna be a pain in the ass to clean when your done too. But if you like rare steaks you will love it. The meat in the middle is just supposed to be warm. I have had guys order it almost cold over the years.

Steelcitygal87 01-29-2009 07:08 PM

Re: Pittsburgh Style Steak question.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TheSteelCurtain (Post 546509)
I used to work in a restaraunt we would used that marinade. Then put a hot plate on a burner for a few minutes till it got hot and just blackened the outisde.

Are you a chef? That marinade sounds delicious!

tony hipchest 01-29-2009 08:05 PM

Re: Pittsburgh Style Steak question.
 
:yummy: ive never heard of this.

i grill steak about 2X a week. i like mine flame burnt to a crisp on the outside and hot, pink, and juicy on the inside (just like my women).

however its hard to get this perfect on a grill.

can these be done on a conventional gas stovetop? is the iron skillet a must? you just cook it on each side til its burnt?
any particular style or thickness of steaks? i usually have new yorks.


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