Also indexed as: Porterhouse
Preparation, uses, and tips
T-bone steak should be cooked by dry-heat methods. To prepare T-bone steak for broiling,
grilling, or pan-broiling, trim external fat if desired. Use tongs to turn T-bone steak while
cooking; a fork may pierce the meat and allow juice to escape.
Internal temperature for medium rare is 145°F (63°C), for medium 160°F
(71°C). You can also judge the doneness of steak by pressing the meat with your finger.
Very rare meat offers little resistance, medium rare is slightly springy, medium is firm but
still springy, whereas well done is quite firm.
Preheat the broiling element. Place T-bone steak on a broiler pan 2 to 4 inches
(5–10cm) from the heat source. Depending on the size, cook 9 to 16 minutes, turning
once. Remove steak when it reaches the desired degree of doneness.
To grill, brush T-bone steak lightly with oil if desired and place directly over the heat
source. Grill 10 to 16 minutes, depending on thickness of the steak. Turn once and remove when
it reaches the desired degree of doneness.
Heat the skillet on the stovetop until hot. Add oil or butter if desired. Place T-bone
steak on the skillet and cook 13 to 15 minutes, turning once. Remove steak when it reaches the
desired degree of doneness.
T-bone steak contains a portion of tenderloin muscle measuring at least 1/2 inch (1.3cm)
across the center.
Porterhouse steak contains a portion of the tenderloin muscle measuring at least 1 1/4
inches (3.2cm) across the center.
T-bone steak (fat trimmed to 1/4 inch [0.6cm],
broiled), 3 oz. (85.05g)
Total Fat: 19.8g
*Foods that are an “excellent source” of a particular
nutrient provide 20% or more of the Recommended Daily Value, based upon United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines. Foods that are a “good source” of a
particular nutrient provide between 10 and 20% of the USDA Recommended Daily Value.
Nutritional information and daily nutritional guidelines may vary in different countries.
Please consult the appropriate organization in your country for specific nutritional values
and the recommended daily guidelines.