Expert Roast-Carving Tips
Here are four easy steps to follow when carving a roast to ensure you cut across the grain:
- Let roast sit tented with aluminum foil for about 15 to 20 minutes before carving.
- Determine which way the muscle fibers run through the beef roast by slicing a small portion off of one end to expose the fibers; this is the grain.
- Anchor the roast firmly with a two-pronged carving fork.
- Carve roasts across the grain.
For more information on cutting tips and techniques, visit the checkoff-funded Beef. It's What's For Dinner website.