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What kind of knife should I use to butterfly meats?

What size chef's knife is right for butterfly cuts? Specifically chicken breasts and hangar steak.

Dr. Gourmet Says...

boning knife

My personal preference is to use a boning knife rather than a chef's knife.

The shape of the point and the thinner, tapered blade make control a lot easier.

Thanks for writing.

Timothy S. Harlan, MD, FACP
Dr. Gourmet