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

  • Published on Mar 19, 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  Month ago +658

    Carla's book is out today!

    • Sergio Chávez
      Sergio Chávez Month ago

      Bon Appétit Dude this one was below you BA

    • Joe Cross
      Joe Cross Month ago

      +NOT chilli booboo Actually I bought her book and it's really really good, a cook book that I'm actually reading! Thanks Carla, and I love your name!

    • samwesaw
      samwesaw Month ago

      Was that a dry aged ribeye?

    • rudy rissone
      rudy rissone Month ago

      I'll have to try it.

  • Joshua Krolicki
    Joshua Krolicki 9 hours ago

    What level of heat do you want the pan right when you drop the steak down the first time, scale of 1-10, 5 being medium

    • frank sanders
      frank sanders 7 hours ago

      Cook the steak properly instead. Go find Guga on youtube. This chick is clueless.

  • Joe T
    Joe T 11 hours ago

    What is Aleppo?

  • David Giles
    David Giles 17 hours ago

    Too many ads. I gave up.

  • nAz
    nAz Day ago

    Man i'm hungry for a steak now.

  • Christopher Clarke

    You cut the fat off!? Highly disagree! But I am going to try the recipe... although I do a version on the steak and then finish in the cast iron with the butter, garlic, and herbs.

  • tremorxx
    tremorxx 2 days ago

    10:06 that is me in the form of oil.

  • mellowfellow9
    mellowfellow9 2 days ago

    you're analogies are unstoppable (tanning)! AWESOME!

  • tarek simon
    tarek simon 2 days ago

    Just made this with Bon Appetit's cabbage taboulé and it was amazing! Yum! Thank you for all the great videos. You are the best.

  • iKON RETURN ♥️ Eileen

    Omg Carla😍😍😍😍

  • Christopher Reily
    Christopher Reily 2 days ago

    A few things I'd like to say to the BA team: congrats on the cookbook Carla, keep the darn salad away from my steak (I'll eat it later), I wouldn't share that steak with anyone (sorry), the Unicorn pepper mill is the best (thanks for the suggestion Molly), I want to go pheasant hunting with Brad and Elias!! Thanks for another great video BA.

  • Jake Stanley
    Jake Stanley 3 days ago

    She was definitely just winging this entire episode lol

  • Sean Hunter
    Sean Hunter 4 days ago

    oil? ew. why not use Ghee?

  • Ryan Loftus
    Ryan Loftus 6 days ago

    Frequent Turning Method?
    Which chefs adopt this method? None
    I'm sure it's delicious, but what you want is reverse sear. Look it up.
    No chef ever chooses constant turning as the best method

  • Colby White
    Colby White 6 days ago

    I didn’t thank anything of her saying bone, but I did chuckle a bit when she said “worlds greatest salad tossers, the human hands”.

  • ShiroiKage009
    ShiroiKage009 6 days ago

    If you want an even cook, why wouldn't you reverse-sear it?

  • Rip
    Rip 7 days ago

    Your really fun carla!

  • Chris Ceccarini
    Chris Ceccarini 7 days ago

    Not laughing at “bone”. Laughing at “World’s Best Salad Tossers”.

  • Joe Cross
    Joe Cross 8 days ago

    Gorgeous perfect steak IMHO! So aesthetically could you not wear your wedding ring in future videos!? :}

  • Joe Cross
    Joe Cross 8 days ago

    Carla is awesome! I bought her book and it is really really good!

  • Paige Tetro
    Paige Tetro 8 days ago

    i love carla! funny and relatable

  • Jonny Baker
    Jonny Baker 9 days ago

    how can you eat that lol

  • Tim Champ
    Tim Champ 10 days ago

    wow book and steak finallllllllllly

  • waca93films
    waca93films 10 days ago

    Gordon Ramsay would be pissed you stole his recipe

  • Ramone Prakash
    Ramone Prakash 11 days ago

    lol tossing salad...

  • James Grainger
    James Grainger 11 days ago

    i wanna be more vegetarian but that looks so sexy

  • shes1of@kind
    shes1of@kind 12 days ago

    Why does she keep touchin that steak ahhhh wash yo hands. 😨😨

  • Quackks00
    Quackks00 12 days ago

    Do you season the steak again before putting in on the heat?

  • Zeddicus
    Zeddicus 13 days ago

    Really 'she gets the bone, because she cooked the steak and tossed the salad.' .....You're gross I'm not gross ... okay maybe a little gross or dirty minded.

  • Marc Right
    Marc Right 13 days ago

    Carla, perhaps you're projecting because I honestly never thought of "bone" outside of the context of the cooking demo...
    Regardless, I really enjoyed the video and your demeanor. The steak and salad look wonderful.
    I will seek out your book-

  • MultiYoda69
    MultiYoda69 14 days ago

    My boyfriend gives me the bone at least 4 times per week!!! I would not have made this comment, but you broke the seal so I figured it was fare game!!!!

  • PandaCrazed
    PandaCrazed 14 days ago

    Carla seems like a pro like what the frick man

  • Dak & Ju
    Dak & Ju 14 days ago

    Bubble bath and videos with Carla.

  • Ryan Grimes
    Ryan Grimes 14 days ago

    I just love Carla so much 😊♥️🙏🏾

  • Catsincages
    Catsincages 14 days ago


  • AlbieTom
    AlbieTom 14 days ago

    This is why I prefer to do a reverse sear.

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  • Richard Scheibel
    Richard Scheibel 15 days ago

    Did they run out of adult chef's knives on the BA test kitchen?

  • Jazzyfunny vids
    Jazzyfunny vids 17 days ago

    yea i wonder who wrote the book with a amazing steak

  • Tim Mcspillywhop
    Tim Mcspillywhop 18 days ago +1

    Add the salt 10 minutes prior to cooking, not overnight.

  • Mark Devedeux
    Mark Devedeux 18 days ago

    everything Carla makes i want to make the next day.

  • Amber Alexander
    Amber Alexander 21 day ago

    Carla is my homegirl. I always trust what she does.

  • Chidi Akara
    Chidi Akara 21 day ago

    This woman...
    I wish to make my wife!

  • adam heeley
    adam heeley 21 day ago

    That is super rare..almost too rare.

  • Jeanine Sofia
    Jeanine Sofia 21 day ago

    Why do we score the fat??

  • windowpane
    windowpane 21 day ago

    Substitute fennel with radish ;)

  • Michael Collins
    Michael Collins 22 days ago

    This steak was so good I don’t deserve it

  • Swcide
    Swcide 23 days ago


  • Swcide
    Swcide 23 days ago

    1:47 not

  • Swcide
    Swcide 23 days ago

    What's nof so lovefe

  • Swcide
    Swcide 23 days ago

    With 1440p)1)2)$)$
    144p it looks like a fvrorkvrvrvrlsmsmam
    360 mvideo

  • Gray Ghost
    Gray Ghost 23 days ago

    She is a thick momma but I definitely like :)

  • Aaron Unite
    Aaron Unite 23 days ago

    Hurts to see the fat get cut off 😩 fat is unhealthy yah but that's the best flavor 🤗

  • victor Azevedo
    victor Azevedo 23 days ago

    I do watch. Perfect you did!

  • victor Azevedo
    victor Azevedo 23 days ago

    I love steak.

  • victor Azevedo
    victor Azevedo 23 days ago

    An excellent video!

  • Britt Kwan
    Britt Kwan 23 days ago

    Carla from Bon Appetit = Carla from Cheers

  • Andrew Allbritton
    Andrew Allbritton 23 days ago

    CAAARRLLLAAA you are so funny and ever since your creampuff video we’re “working quickly” we love you

  • Panupat Chongstitwattana

    Are you using celcius? :O

  • stan giles
    stan giles 24 days ago

    so she can write books , but not cook steak
    presentation is just horrible
    please stop , just stop

  • Kumat Mebro
    Kumat Mebro 24 days ago

    You should repost this with the salad edited out

  • KillerSalmon
    KillerSalmon 24 days ago +1

    I'm confused. Either Carla is really small. Or that steak is really big.

    OSMBLSM 24 days ago

    Really regretted coming to the comments today. Never heard the phrase of salad tossing in a derogatory fashion before. Had to look it up so I'd know what ya'll were giggling about n now am feeling a bit tarnished lol. No longer in the mood to try to figure out the two part epoxy comment everyone is making. Completely afraid of what I'll learn next.

  • thyartissabrina
    thyartissabrina 24 days ago

    CARLA'S LAST NAME IS MUSIC¿ ¿!!¡'¿¡ ¿¡?

  • Mohammed Khaled
    Mohammed Khaled 25 days ago

    She looks like my grandma

  • Mohammed Khaled
    Mohammed Khaled 25 days ago

    Gugafoods makes the best steaks.

  • Antariksh Saxena iamspaceman

    This woman can talk.
    The thumbnail lookes so appetizing but her non stop talking made me yuck about the dish.

      OSMBLSM 24 days ago

      I thought she acted uncomfortable w silence. Like since she was giving an instructional video she felt compelled or was being directed from behind the camera to keep talking. It took away from my experience as well.

  • Malikowy
    Malikowy 26 days ago

    adding pepper to meat when its going to be fried on a pan will just burn the pepper..

  • Tim Saechou
    Tim Saechou 26 days ago

    this was very helful thanks

  • mjs1231
    mjs1231 26 days ago

    Half is fat and not steak.
    I dont eat fat. Fail

  • Memphis Flyer
    Memphis Flyer 26 days ago

    Two words ... reverse ... sear.

  • Daniel Baber
    Daniel Baber 26 days ago

    You don't eat the fat?!? The keto dieter in me is offended ;).

  • Daniel Baber
    Daniel Baber 26 days ago

    Is the butter and the steak grass fed? I love cooking steak in my cask iron skillet too.

  • J Juma
    J Juma 26 days ago

    Watched this video 2 nights ago and today stumbled across this same cut as the Butcher's special. Potatoes Fondant and a Cesar salad on the side. Thank you for the video

  • gyno
    gyno 26 days ago

    Forget the bone jokes. Tell me more about being the worlds greatest salad tosser.

  • KJ4RMZ
    KJ4RMZ 26 days ago

    Would sous vide be a good technique for the initial cook?

  • Celal A
    Celal A 26 days ago

    I REALLY WANT that cookbook !!

  • Sruly Ke
    Sruly Ke 27 days ago +1

    Just making cooking stake more complicated then it is and 10 times as long

  • LeviathanXX
    LeviathanXX 27 days ago

    Who else skipped past the salad?

  • Boris Chan
    Boris Chan 27 days ago

    I wasn't thinking of the bone jokes until she mentioned it >:(

  • David Ugarte
    David Ugarte 27 days ago

    Not a big fan of uncle Rico Steaks.

  • Usty
    Usty 27 days ago

    “I really want to get some action on the deckle”
    That’s what she said!

  • Y S
    Y S 27 days ago

    Carla after the steak is done. Put half of butter and chopped cabbage. The cabbage will absorb the flavor of the steak and butter .

  • Rebecca Brown
    Rebecca Brown 27 days ago +2

    Great video! How do you rest meat for long enough without it being cold when you serve?

  • Henry Pham
    Henry Pham 27 days ago

    Don't use extra virgin olive oil to sear steak. It has a low smoke point i.e. not suitable for high temp cooking

    • Al Dig
      Al Dig 24 days ago

      I thought that's commonly known,this cook defy that.

  • megan dryden
    megan dryden 27 days ago

    To my knowledge, you don't want to preseason the steak with salt... ESPECIALLY over night

  • 9929kingfish
    9929kingfish 27 days ago

    I bet she gives good action on the deckle

  • Steven Arias
    Steven Arias 27 days ago

    Somewhere in the BA test kitchen Brad clutched his pearls when Carla said "Nobody wants to bite into raw garlic" HAHA

  • Iqra mehar
    Iqra mehar 27 days ago

    i saw sheldon cooper in the back🤣🤣

  • Winkie Man
    Winkie Man 27 days ago

    Where do you even find a steak like that? I never see them in the stores I frequent; do you have to go specialty shops?

  • Cameron McCarle
    Cameron McCarle 27 days ago

    So she made a steak.

  • sonic hadoken
    sonic hadoken 28 days ago

    This is a stupid way to cook steak . Should be seared and then put in oven . She burnt it to a crisp

  • Crescent Moon Driver
    Crescent Moon Driver 28 days ago

    And now back to my instant noodles...

  • Fornavn Efternavn
    Fornavn Efternavn 28 days ago

    She seems dangerous in a kitchen judging by she handles that tiny knife when cutting the meat. Also, wait until the pan is sufficiently hot before putting your steak on it. It should be a loud simmer

  • Maddi Sackett
    Maddi Sackett 28 days ago

    Man who else just loves Clara, shes awesome

  • Conqwiztadore22
    Conqwiztadore22 28 days ago

    Cut the dumb repetitive comments about raw garlic already

    • sonic hadoken
      sonic hadoken 28 days ago

      That’s cuz ur reading the top rated comments . Click that button above the comments and set it to show newest

  • deharleyva
    deharleyva 28 days ago

    I eat the fat.

  • Odin The Wiseone
    Odin The Wiseone 28 days ago

    Cooking a steak is a MAN thing... sorry i dont feel it in this video lol.

    • Ava Gordy
      Ava Gordy 27 days ago

      Odin The Wiseone literally what



  • PipesPlayer1980
    PipesPlayer1980 28 days ago

    Chef Carla, you're a wierdo!