How to tell when steak is done with "Steak Doneness Chart" Touch thumb to appropriate finger then use pointer on opposite hand to feel how firm the skin is below your thumb. That's how the steak should feel!
A quick trick to test the doneness of your beef. The fleshy part of your palm mimics the tenderness of your beef. For example, if you like your steak rare, your beef should be as soft as your palm while it's wide open and relaxed.
The Finger Test to Check the Doneness of Meat ~ Easily check for the doneness of meat without using a thermometer by comparing how the meat feels with the feeling of your hand as you touch different fingers together.