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Filet Mignon US - vs - Filet Mignon UK


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Filet Mignon US - vs - Filet Mignon UK

Harters | Jul 11, 2009 07:30 AM

In Britain, we'd rarely see filet mignon on a menu outside of one having pretensions to Frenchness. But, if I did see it I'd know exactly what I was going to get - a fillet steak with a rich Madeira sauce.

But am I right in thinking that in America, "filet mignon" is what folk would just call a fillet steak? Possibly no sauce? Or with a sauce that wasnt Madeira?

And, yes, to complicate matters further, I know that in France this is a term more often used for pork not beef.

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