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Man shows how to make Salt Bae's £850 golden steak at home for fraction of the cost

Claire Reid

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Man shows how to make Salt Bae's £850 golden steak at home for fraction of the cost

A bloke has revealed how you can make your very own gold tomahawk steak for a hell of a lot less than the £850 Salt Bae charges at his London restaurant.

The salt slinging chef - whose real name is Nusret Gökçe - opened up his Knightsbridge restaurant back in 2021 and one item in particular garnered plenty of attention: a 24-carat gold tomahawk steak.

Forking out more than a grand for a shiny slab of meat might be a bit beyond most of us, but if you still want to feel flash without splashing the cash there is a much cheaper option as showcased by TikTok chef Jack Mancuso.


In the clip, Jack starts out by nailing his colours to the mast by holding up the golden steak and saying: “This is stupid, honestly.”

But if you want to make one yourself, it’s pretty easy - and a lot cheaper than you might think - Jack explains that he spent just $75 (£62.39) on his own tomahawk steak from the supermarket, which he then slathered in olive oil and his own range of barbecue rubs to add flavour.

He cooks the steak medium rare - checking on the temperature with a meat thermometer - before searing it ‘hot and fast to get that gorgeous flavourful crust’.


So that’s your steak done - now for the gold.

Jack holds up a couple of packs of edible gold leaf to the camera, explaining that they ‘only cost $25’ (£20.80) - meaning he’s spent a little over $100 (£83.19) including the olive oil and the seasoning rubs he used to cover his steak.

He went on: “Now we just take some of these 24-carat gold edible leaves and cover that tomahawk in it.


"They’re honestly a pain to work with - they’re super fragile, break easily and they’re kind of sticky.”

Jack then cuts his perfectly cooked, gold-covered steak open and adds: “Can’t lie, aesthetically it looks pretty cool.

"The flavours are the exact same as a normal tomahawk. If you want to give it a try at home, go for it - but it’s definitely not worth four figures.”

Last year, another TikTok user managed to recreate the gold steak for just £64.


The TikTokker grabbed some butter, thyme and garlic less than £4, a 1.4kg tomahawk steak for £32.92 and of course, not forgetting the two sheets of edible gold wrapping that cost £28.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok / @chefcuso Insta / @nusr_et

Topics: Food And Drink

Claire Reid
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