National Filet Mignon Day is observed annually on August 13th. Usually from a steer or heifer, a filet mignon is a steak cut of beef taken from the smaller end of the tenderloin of the beef carcass.
- Filet mignon is French for “cute fillet” or “dainty fillet”.
- In French, filet mignon may be called “filet de boeuf”, which translates to beef fillet in English.
- When found on a French menu, filet mignon may also refer to pork rather than beef.
The tenderloin from which the filet mignon comes from, is the most tender cut of beef and is also considered the most desirable and therefore the most expensive.
Filet mignon is commonly cut into 1 inch to 2 inch thick portions, grilled and then served as is. When found in grocery stores, filet mignon is already cut into bacon wrapped portions. The usual method for cooking the filet mignon is to…
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