Originally Posted by Against The Grain
Remember to slice Against The Grain
First time I heard this phrase was from Charlie Alkali himself in Galveston. I didn't get what he was saying. He had to show me on a flat of fajitas.
His first instruction was slice diagonal to make 1 to 2" slices in width. I looked at the flanks steak and said.."It's a half an inch thick. How can I make meat larger than it is"
I think I was maybe 12 at the time.
This scene and the fire my father started with Charlie's secret marinade in the fireplace are in my book.