how to slice steak like a chef

How to Find the Grain and Slice Steak Like a Chef

In a video from ICE and Wüsthof, Chef James Briscione shows the proper method for cutting steak.

When it comes to steak, it does matter which way you slice it. With grilling season in full swing, you’d be wise to learn the simple technique for making every steak more tender and delicious: slicing across the grain.

One of the most common mistakes with steak preparation is not in the cooking — it’s in the cutting. Meat has long muscle fibers that are naturally chewy and tough: Cutting across makes each piece of meat easier to chew.

Watch and try for yourself next time you fire up the grill (or pan).

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