What is flank steak?
Flank steak is a thin, lean cut from the abdominal wall of the cow. A relatively long and flat cut of meat, flank steak is used in a variety of dishes including London broil and as an alternative to the traditional skirt steak in fajitas. You can grill it, pan-fry, broil, or braise it for increased tenderness.
How do you know when flank steak is done?
The best way to recognise tender flank steak is to look for cuts with minimal fat. Always ask your butcher for his advice. Flank steak is best served rare to medium-rare. Any further cooking will render it tough and dry. Flank steak is best sliced on the bias (an angle of 45 degrees) after cooking.
How long does flank steak last in the fridge?
Store uncooked flank steak in the refrigerator at or around 35° F wrapped in butcher paper or supermarket packaging (called “modified atmosphere packaging” for its carbon dioxide content, which helps preserve the meat) for up to three days. Cooked flank steak will keep in the fridge for up to four days.