Carla Makes Butter-Basted Steak | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 19 March 2019
  • This recipe is from Carla's new cookbook, out today!
    Join Carla Music in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she makes butter-basted steaks with fennel salad. There are just a few steps to make perfect steak: Step 1: Buy a great steak from a great butcher. Step 2: Salt it liberally. Step 3: Gradually build up a crusty sear. Step 4: Butter. Butter?! Yep—butter. Browned, nutty butter will deliver toasty flavor to every bite. It’s the secret to pretty much all the great steakhouse dinners you’ve ever had.
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  • Bon Appétit
    Bon Appétit   9 months back

    Carla's book is out today!

    • ro pro
      ro pro  3 weeks back

      Hrmmm... questionable choice of oil... Why olive oil? It has such a low smoke point.

    • CaptainDuckman
      CaptainDuckman  3 months back

      would be nice to have a metric version of the book for the rest of the world.

    • Jalila Razaqi
      Jalila Razaqi  4 months back

      HJ K make a chicken fried steak 🥩

    • Robert Herrera
      Robert Herrera  5 months back

      Very disappointed on her take of how to cook and serve a steak.

  • MikaelPain
    MikaelPain  1 days back

    She put the steak down facing her. Boom fail

    • Wayne Hong
      Wayne Hong  5 days back

      She lured me in with a recipe for steak and started making a salad. Boo! Boo this woman!

      • Boneclaw Walker
        Boneclaw Walker  1 weeks back

        "Steak With Book" is my new favorite name for a dish

        • juan sosa
          juan sosa  2 weeks back

          Bro this ep low key kinda sucked

          • Sean McGuire
            Sean McGuire  2 weeks back


            • Jason camenzind
              Jason camenzind  4 weeks back

              Carla seems like she would be fun to hang out with

              • Mark DeMint
                Mark DeMint  4 weeks back

                65F after searing? The instructions said let it come up to room temp, which is 70F... what temp was the center when she started searing then? like 40F?

                • Jeremy Hogan
                  Jeremy Hogan  4 weeks back


                  • Jordyn V
                    Jordyn V  4 weeks back

                    Carla: *checks temperature* “wooo 65 degrees that’s like a warm spring breeze*
                    Me: *laughs in Texan*

                    • Pastelito Vasylenko
                      Pastelito Vasylenko  1 months back

                      Woman that meat is missing like 7 hours in the oven wtf

                      • edwin
                        edwin  2 weeks back

                        @Pastelito Vasylenko or you can get a nice juicy steak and a beer

                      • Pastelito Vasylenko
                        Pastelito Vasylenko  4 weeks back

                        @edwin You can soak it up in beer.

                      • edwin
                        edwin  4 weeks back

                        if you want a dry and flavorless steak sure

                    • Rain Coast
                      Rain Coast  1 months back

                      Its not even cooked! Still raw. Sorry, don't do the raw thing. I like mine cooked.

                      • Kimberly Adair
                        Kimberly Adair  1 months back

                        i bought your cookbook while watching this

                        • Huey
                          Huey  1 months back

                          Sadly I'm someone that prefers a light pink, that's a little to red for me.

                          • eric meyers
                            eric meyers  1 months back

                            i can never get a sear like that. i've tried everything a million times :(

                            • Jeff Fuehr
                              Jeff Fuehr  1 months back

                              i think I'm gonna start buying the thick steaks

                              because i like the way they look

                              better than the ones that i buy

                              i thought i wasn't supposed to poke any holes in the steak, or it would lose juice

                              that's okay?

                              • Spic Democrat
                                Spic Democrat  1 months back

                                Carla, use the Sous Vide method to cook a steak, it is the best way to cook a steak !!!!!

                                • louise petrilli
                                  louise petrilli  2 months back


                                  • Gear
                                    Gear  2 months back

                                    Best job in the world, getting paid to cook, eat, taste steak 🥩 and the best grades of beef. Your so lucky and so am I ☘️ but I want to get paid to cook and make new recipes. Looks so fun 🇺🇸🙏✌️😘😘

                                    • Gallo Pinto
                                      Gallo Pinto  2 months back

                                      Wow, that woman talks a lot 😠

                                      • MindaRox
                                        MindaRox  2 months back

                                        It’s cooked perfectly Carla! Delish 🥳🤤

                                        • Pedro Rivas vlogs
                                          Pedro Rivas vlogs  2 months back

                                          is anyone else bothered that she had her ring on while tossing the salad? asking for a friend lol

                                          • Damion Doan
                                            Damion Doan  2 months back

                                            How come people get rid of the fat? I low key love that fat on a steak

                                            • Cody Piche
                                              Cody Piche  2 months back

                                              this was the most informative cooking youtube episode ive ever watched great job

                                              • Jacob
                                                Jacob  2 months back

                                                i've always wanted to learn how to make steak with book!!!

                                                • Skooby Suby
                                                  Skooby Suby  2 months back

                                                  This is the years of experience and R&D of a girl who grew up in a small town

                                                  • Brenda Lambert
                                                    Brenda Lambert  2 months back

                                                    It takes one to know one. I think Carla is the best cooking teacher of all the chefs. She explains things very clearly and emphasizes the important parts in such a way that one remembers what she says. I do hope she continues teaching culinary arts. It is her calling. (I am a former science teacher.)

                                                    • Chris Perkins
                                                      Chris Perkins  2 months back

                                                      It's not the "decal" it's the spinalis dorsi, the decal is the "point" on a brisket.

                                                      • robert anglin
                                                        robert anglin  2 months back

                                                        “Sarah Silverman cooks steak”

                                                        • Mikaila
                                                          Mikaila  2 months back

                                                          She’s so awesome hahaha I love her content!

                                                          • TRISTONTON
                                                            TRISTONTON  2 months back

                                                            good steak needs no salad or liquid souce :/

                                                            • TRISTONTON
                                                              TRISTONTON  2 months back

                                                              Thats a bad way to make a 40 dolars steak. (facepalm)

                                                              • WhiteSpatula
                                                                WhiteSpatula  2 months back

                                                                The acidity of the WOO! you mentioned, Carla, the one that gets you back behind your jaw, I call that “biting you back”. Like when I bite into a sour candy or a rich dessert or a perfect fennel salad (wink wink) and the tangy, with the yummy wow makes the glands in the back of my jaw go ZING!, I’ll say, “OH! It bit me back! I love that. Gimme another!” Good stuff. -Phill, Las Vegas

                                                                • Ho Lee Phuck
                                                                  Ho Lee Phuck  2 months back

                                                                  Am i the only one who doesnt like cooking steak in olive oil? I always end up with that burned olive oil taste even if its on medium heat

                                                                  • James Palma
                                                                    James Palma  3 months back

                                                                    You don’t know about this as much as u think u do

                                                                    • john alt
                                                                      john alt  3 months back

                                                                      CARLA, WHY ARE YOU COOKING RAW MEAT?

                                                                      • Daniel T
                                                                        Daniel T  3 months back

                                                                        So… should she be cooking cooked meat?

                                                                    • Henry
                                                                      Henry  3 months back

                                                                      Somehow feels like this woman is an amateur

                                                                      • Hero Hour
                                                                        Hero Hour  3 months back

                                                                        That's really bloody. Is it safe to eat???? I'm afraid you'll get sick

                                                                        • Daniel T
                                                                          Daniel T  2 months back

                                                                          HeroHour – okay, let's break this down.
                                                                          1500 comments – 99% positive
                                                                          and you're asking if it's okay to eat.

                                                                          Maybe change HeroHour to TimidMinute.
                                                                          Not much Hero there.

                                                                        • Biporian Franco
                                                                          Biporian Franco  2 months back

                                                                          Hero Hour You been eating grey steaks or something

                                                                        • Daniel T
                                                                          Daniel T  3 months back

                                                                          There is nothing wrong with how the steak was cooked. Go to any high-end steakhouse. When asked, all of them will recommend rare-med rare as their preferred doneness. Unless you're immunocompromised, rare medium-rare steaks are perfectly safe to eat.

                                                                      • david david
                                                                        david david  3 months back

                                                                        World's greatest tossers: the human hand. A little Carla Entendre, perhaps?

                                                                        • david david
                                                                          david david  3 months back

                                                                          How about one of those skinny steaks like I can afford?

                                                                          • Sam M
                                                                            Sam M  3 months back

                                                                            “Salty, sassy”

                                                                            So she’s calling me out personally.....

                                                                            • Dylan REES
                                                                              Dylan REES  3 months back

                                                                              Carla: nobody wants to bite into raw garlic
                                                                              Brad: Hold my fermenting jar

                                                                              • Schismatic
                                                                                Schismatic  3 months back

                                                                                I love how cooks always say "funky" when what they really mean is, "slightly rotten." People don't like to admit we like the taste of stuff that's slightly gone off.

                                                                                • Cat James
                                                                                  Cat James  3 months back

                                                                                  Why do you score the fat before cooking?

                                                                                  • karen brower
                                                                                    karen brower  3 months back

                                                                                    I can taste this from here.

                                                                                    • chrisgcc
                                                                                      chrisgcc  3 months back

                                                                                      This is good, but use fresh thyme instead of rosemary. It's better.

                                                                                      • MsMrFz
                                                                                        MsMrFz  3 months back

                                                                                        she didn't say bingo bango in this one?!?!

                                                                                        • ryannewt
                                                                                          ryannewt  3 months back

                                                                                          what about a steak i can afford lol