Cutting against the grain

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Great! A steak recipe calls for cutting against the grain. What the heck does that mean? How do I do that? The answer is simple. Imagine a piece of wood with clear lines in it. The lines are all running in one direction. That’s the grain. Simple right. All you have to do is see which way the lines are running in your steak. Now to cut “against” it, simply cut across all those lines. If you were to cut “with” the grain you would cut along one long line.

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I love steaks! In your picture above, I can see that the color itself is perfect. But cutting against the grain? It’s definitely amazing!