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Old 07-06-2008, 07:40 PM   #11
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When I was little I would steal raw hamburger out of my Dad's bowl when he made something with it. Every time, loved it!
Now, if I see pink I want to barf. I'm trying to turn that around though..... my teeth may be getting old cuz chewing on shoe leather is no longer entertaining. :)

Not that there's anything wrong with that.....
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Old 07-06-2008, 07:59 PM   #12
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I must admitt I have always loved it rare, as a kid when I would cook dinner I would sneak bites of the raw ground beef with a bit of salt on it...yum! But as an adult I usually agree to medium rare. Although alot of restaurants these days will now alow it to be served under medium :( such a shame. its almost as bad as someone ordering filet minion well well done! uhg!

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medium rare for me, i like steak very rare but Salmon not so much.

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Old 07-07-2008, 04:10 AM   #14
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Usually, for a plain burger, I like mine heated just enough to sear the outside and warm the pink inside. Or, to use the old diner lingo, "drag it over the coals and let it moo once."

Yeah, deelady - I'm another raw burger sampler.
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:01 AM   #15
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:29 PM   #16
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I like mine medium but if you want it barely cooked, if you grind it yourself (food processor works nicely) it shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:41 PM   #17
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I cook mine medium rare these days,
But when I was a kid working at the slaughter house, we used to grind up top round, mix in raw onion, salt and pepper and eat it raw on rye bread.
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Old 07-07-2008, 12:41 PM   #18
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I have ate raw hamburger as a kid.... loved it. Probably would not do it today. Anyhow, I like my burgers medium.
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Old 07-08-2008, 08:35 PM   #19
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why does that seem to be a kid thing I wonder....?
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Rare for me. MR if I have to.

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