My perfect steak with hot, soft & hard garlic butter (page 206)

Practical Playtime / Jobs For The Kids

  • Cut the butter and garlic butter with a butter knife.
  • Measure the water.
  • Once they get older, more careful and tall enough, let them turn the steaks. 

My Cooking With Kids Recipe Diary

Jake 5 years 5 months, James 2 years 9 months


Jake has always loved steak, and he has always eaten it medium rare, because that’s how he knows it I suppose. I honestly think he wouldn’t have eaten a well done steak, because it would have been too hard, too dry.


We ate this first as part of a meal of polar opposites, with this as one plateful and the chickpea fritters as another. James ate it with no problem at all. I’m trying not to get carried away, but there he was, chewing on bloody steak that I’d cooked less that we usually have it. It was the first time I’d let Jake use one of my beloved Lagioule steak knives, he loved using it and I loved seeing him learn to put his index finger on the steel bee that is the Lagioule crest near the blade. I loved seeing his delight at how easily he could cut through his steak.


(I fried another steak the next night and he didn’t want it. The other meal we were having was the farfalle and he just loves the pasta butterflies.)