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Flat-iron Steak

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What is it?

An affordable cut that’s nearly as tender as filet mignon, flat-iron steak is ideal for quick-cooking methods like grilling (or searing in a cast-iron skillet).

How to choose:

Look for steaks that are well marbled, free of thick connective tissue, and that have the flat-iron’s telltale rectangular shape.

How to prep:

Highly recommended for marinades; remove the line of gristle running down the middle either before or after cooking; slice very thinly.


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