In the Kitchen

Go Against the Grain to Slice Steak the Right Way

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What exactly does “cutting against the grain” really mean? We show you the perfect way to slice a steak for that perfectly tender bite.

Recipe tips
Cutting meat against the grain ensures tenderness. Find the direction of the grain (muscle fibers) and slice across it, rather than parallel.

Pat steak dry. Season with salt and pepper. Sear steak (6–8 minutes per side for medium rare). Let rest.

Find direction of the grain (muscle fibers). Slice across it, rather than parallel. Enjoy!

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