How to Carve a Flat Iron Steak

Carve a flat iron steak the right way for the best flavor and texture.
Carve a flat iron steak the right way for the best flavor and texture. (Image: Jupiterimages/ Images)

Flat iron steak, also known as a flat blade, top chuck steak or a butler steak, is a cut of beef taken from above the shoulder bone of a cow. Commonly a thin cut, a flat iron tastes the best when grilled, pan seared or broiled rare to medium. A well done flat iron will have a tough texture and may be difficult to cut. Learn how to carve a flat iron steak to maximize the tender texture of this cut.

Things You'll Need

  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife

Lay the cooked steak on a cutting board and let the meat rest for five minutes. This will allow the flat iron to retain its juices and stay tender.

Trim off the ends. Use a sharp knife with a flat blade to make two thin cuts along the short ends of the steak. Discard the ends.

Cut the steak in 1/2-inch pieces across the grain of the steak. Cutting across the grain will make the steak more tender and easier to eat.

Tips & Warnings

  • Wear a cutting glove to avoid hand injuries.

Related Searches


  • "How to Squeeze a Lemon: 1,023 Kitchen Tips, Food Fixes, and Handy Techniques"; Fine Cooking Magazine; 2010
  • "Gardener's Community Cookbook"; Victoria Wise; 1998
Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

Related Searches

Check It Out

13 Delicious Thanksgiving Sides That'll Make Turkey Insignificant

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!