Tips & Tricks #1 - Poor Man's Filet Mignon

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  • Published on:  Friday, March 19, 2010
  • Jack Scalfani shows you how to make a cheap steak taste delicious. Be sure to subscribe to this channel and Jack's new channel "Jack on the Go"

    steps for tenderizing:
    -- coat entire top of steak with coarse salt.

    -- leave sitting out on counter for 1 hour per inch of meat

    -- completely wash off salt. Pat dry the meat with a paper towel

    -- cook and season as you normally would. Don't add any type of salt while cooking. Not garlic salt, onion salt or regular salt. Enjoy!
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  • michael thompson

    michael thompson

     2 years ago +853

    hey buddy I watched this video and thought you were crazy but I'm a believer now I'm so glad I found your video ... thanks for the tip works great and I mean great

  • Anthony Handy

    Anthony Handy

     6 hours ago

    Effin raw meat! Gross!!🤮

  • Chef Minoli

    Chef Minoli

     7 hours ago

    Paw Paw/Papaya powder, or even fresh Pinapple break down the connective tissues of the meat and give you a much better job than dry brine. Specially because you`ll have control over the salt added to your steak.

  • D


     11 hours ago

    i'm doing this right now its salted ... give ya the resuilts in a few ,,, its a something steak about less than 1/2 inch thick going to make fajitas going in wish me luck

  • Sharon Freelove

    Sharon Freelove

     11 hours ago

    It's a dry brine and that's why it works

  • One Source

    One Source

     15 hours ago

    Works great! Please use Kosher Salt or Coarse Salt --- do not use table salt or baking powder.

  • Thom Coleman

    Thom Coleman

     17 hours ago

    Have you ever tried to tenderize with greek yogurt? What do you think?

  • john smith

    john smith


    baking soda is supposed to work too and won't grill your heart

  • Larry Kennedy

    Larry Kennedy


    Who took the time to make this hateful trash!

  • Matt G.

    Matt G.






    Someone dosnt know what rare is......

  • Greg S

    Greg S


    I tried out this method on some steaks from Aldi. Unfortunately, it didn't do much to tenderize the meat, and despite thoroughly rinsing off the salt before grilling, the salt taste was overpowering.

  • Dela Cruize

    Dela Cruize



  • Drew5876


     2 days ago

    Of course ALWAYS wash your hands BEFORE you handle raw bacteria filled meat! LMAO Makes Zero sense...

  • General Repair

    General Repair

     2 days ago +3

    OMG rinsed twice all I could taste is salt!

  • Jim Carroll

    Jim Carroll

     2 days ago

    Just finished this. I also found the result much saltier than expected (and yes, I used coarse kosher salt), but in reviewing the steps, I think I made a major mistake in that I didn't THOROUGHLY rinse off the meat. I ran it under cold water until all the visible salt was gone, but I didn't rub the steak to make sure all the salt had washed off. Will try this again later.

  • John Adams

    John Adams

     2 days ago

    Salt is a sure cause of super high blood pressure.

  • Jim Rowland

    Jim Rowland

     2 days ago

    Dry brining - works for everything.

  • Stephan Helms

    Stephan Helms

     2 days ago +3

    A1 is made for people who don't like the taste of meat!!!

  • srt1804


     3 days ago

    You know you’ve made it when you have your own YouTube show