How do I check my fork tender?

Chef's answer
fork tender. To test, take a long carving fork, and put it into the meat, the test isn't how easily it goes into the meat, rather it is how easily you can remove it
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fork tender. To test, take a long carving fork, and put it into the meat, the test isn't how easily it goes into the meat, rather it is how easily you can remove it
8 Simple Ways to Make Tough Meat Tender
  • Physically tenderize the meat. For tough cuts like chuck steak, a meat mallet can be a surprisingly effective way to break down those tough muscle fibers. ...
  • Use a marinade. ...
  • Don't forget the salt. ...
  • Let it come up to room temperature. ...
  • Cook it low-and-slow. ...
  • Hit the right internal temperature. ...
  • Rest your meat. ...
  • Slice against the grain.
  • 26 Jan 2018
    fork tender. To test, take a long carving fork, and put it into the meat, the test isn't how easily it goes into the meat, rather it is how easily you can remove it
    If you've ever accidentally left a fork on the plate of food you're heating up, you know that metal and microwaves don't play so nicely together. ... These microwaves hit the water molecules inside your food and make them start wiggling around. This motion creates heat, and voila! Your food gets hot!4 Jun 2019
    Stabbing steak with a fork can tenderize it, though it isn't a substitute for getting the hang of cooking a steak well. The reason that stabbing steak can help to tenderize it is that you're inadvertently cooking many, many small steaks that you've made by separating the meat with a fork.
    Your fork or knife should be able to slip in like butter, and you should be able to easily tear a piece of the meat away from the rest of the braise. ... As meat braises, the gentle moist heat breaks down connective tissue inside the meat.30 Nov 2009
    Far from being forbidden, cutting with the side of the fork is the preferred method for anything easily subdued, such as fish, salad and cake. The tines are there because the fork has the more robust job of impaling meat while the knife is used to cut it. But impaling peas is too petty a task for it.2 May 2007
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