Thin, flat, and unassuming, yet tender and very delicious, flat iron steaks are an unsung hero of the 2nd tier bistro steak cuts. Though their popularity is rapidly rising, many people still aren’t aware of them yet. Because demand is lower, their price is too, making them an excellent steak for the money.
The tricky thing about the whole flat iron is that it has a thick layer of silver skin that runs through the middle, bisecting the muscle in half. This silver skin will never become tender, even with slow roasting or braising. It must be removed for the muscle to be useable.
These flat iron steaks have already been cut away from the membrane, then portioned.