Eat Like a King With Poor Man’s Filet Mignon

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Do you have a rich man’s taste and a poor man’s wallet? Join the club! But being pocket-poor doesn’t mean your taste buds need to suffer when there’s steak to be had. Feast your eyes on the Poor Man’s Fillet Mignon.

No, this is no magic trick, and you won’t be shelling out large quantities of cash to sample a succulent piece of steak that’s beyond your price point. You’ll simply be trying a tip from Jack Scalfani of the Cooking With Jack Show that allows the average Joe (not Jack) to eat like a king, turning a sow’s ear into a silk purse…or a cheaper cut of beef into a melt-in-your mouth meal.

By adding just one ingredient, your economy steak will rise above its social standing to “high class”, bringing your cooking skills with it, and adding some savory appeal to the menu! A thick layer of kosher or sea salt on top of the steak allows moisture to settle into the protein, in effect tenderizing it.

If you’re not convinced, follow Jack’s method of cooking two steaks from the same cut: one treated with salt and one without. The difference can be tasted and you won’t mind being the guinea pig!